All of us have probably experienced at least one intractable Migraine or headache -- the ones that don't want to respond to any of our medications. This situation can be one long Migraine or headache, or it can be a series of Migraines or headaches, day after day.
These Migraines and headaches often send us to the emergency room, not our favorite place in the world. Sometimes, our doctors even tell us to the ER because they don't know what more to do with us in their offices.
One of the best options for intractable Migraines or headaches that aren't responding to medications is IV infusion therapy to get the cycle broken. For many people, a simple IV infusion of magnesium sulfate will do the trick. It's not an opioid, it has a low potential side effects profile, and it's inexpensive. You can read more about IV infusion and what medications can be used this way in IV Treatment of Refractory Migraine .
We have a true expert on IV infusion here, Dr. John Claude Krusz. Dr. Krusz h...
Nicole is an artist, a mother, a knitter, a spinner, and a chronic pain sufferer. She was diagnosed with chronic intractable migraines in 2000, while pregnant with her first child. That diagnosis marked the beginning of a quest for pain-free living, something she is still searching for. Along the way, she has met many other women with "invisible illnesses"- from PPD to lupus. The one thing they all share is frustration with the medical community for the lack of recognition of how seriously these illnesses affect parenting. When not warding off pain or searching for a new treatment on-line, Nicole is mama to Zane, almost 6, and Reidun, almost 4, a gaggle of cats, a dog, a bird, and her first fiber animal, a french angora rabbit. She has been married almost 10 years to Keir, who supports her in all her endeavors, including her new business, Pickleboot & co, making fine knitting accouterments.
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