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Visit our message boards any day, and you'll find posts from people whose main problem with Migraine care is Attitude — not theirs, but that of some medical professionals, some media, and much of the general public. Too many people still don't realize that Migraine is a genetic neurological disease . They still stereotype us, consider us "drug seekers," and continue to misunderstand Migraine disease. When Michael John Coleman, the director of MAGNUM , the National Migraine Association, and the rest of the MAGNUM staff discovered that Elvis Presley was reported to have been a Migraineur, they set out to investigate. The article below is the result of his months of in-depth research. In the heartland of the country, Migraine sufferer Jennifer Johnson is rushed to a Wisconsin emergency room. Jennifer, who suffers from just a few Migraines a year, was not responding to her home OTC (over-the-counter) treatment regimen and so came to the ER to put an end ...
I have had a continuous migraine for 10 days now. Nothing is helping. I have been to my family doctor, urgent care and the emergency room (twice) for this migraine. All they do is pump me full of medication that does not work. I've tried Imitrex, oxycodone, Dilaudid, magnesium drip, ice & heat to the back of my neck and still no relief. Any ideas? Wendy.
When this happens, some people get good results with a tapering steroid pack, such as the Medrol DosePack. This is a course of steroids that starts at a high dose on the first day with the dose going to each day until it's finished. There are also other IV infusion treatments that can be helpful. For more information on these treatments, take a look at IV Treatment of Refractory Migraines .
Emergency rooms and urgent care centers aren't good options for Migraine. They're loud and bright, and the doctors there tend to be general practice doctors or trauma specialists.
Introduction : Refractory Migraines — Migraines that are not responding to treatment — can present significant issues for Migraineurs, including status migrainosus . Dr. John Claude Krusz has been working toward more effective treatments for such headaches and Migraines and has found several IV treatments that are extremely successful. Some doctors are not aware of them, or even if they’re aware of them, may not be set up to administer them. In such cases, these treatments may be administered outpatient at a hospital, sometimes through the emergency department. The information below was presented at the 49 th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society . Objectives : Our primary objective is to demonstrate the high efficacy of IV treatment of refractory (resistant to or not responding to treatment) Migraines and headaches, and pain flareups in the clinic. We have used this method of treatment as a primary treatment modality in our headache clinic for ...
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