Triple Pill...cycle Breaker
Originally asked by Community Member patisotagami
Triple Pill…cycle Breaker
When I have a migraine that won’t break (intractable), I have, in the past, taken a “Triple Shot” (a concoction of the Diamond Clinic in Chicago, IL that consists of: 2mg Ativan, 2mg Cogentin & 2mg Haldol taken simultaneously during a migraine as a 2nd-line cycle breaker). Every doctor I have since described this to has been shocked and told me that Haldol is extremely dangerous and may cause tardive diskinesia. However, this triple shot ALWAYS WORKED to break a tough migraine cycle for me! I was wondering if anyone knew of other things like this but perhaps not as dangerous that worked as good cycle breakers for intractible migraines. Would Seroquel possibly work as a stand-in for Haldol in this trio?..
That’s a tough question. It’s likely the combination of the three that worked well for you, and any substitution could make an enormous difference. I wouldn’t dare even venture a guess about substituting Seroquel for Haldol.
Your question is a bit confusing. You mention “Pill” but also “shot.” Without being able to have a conversation with you, I have no way of knowing what you’ve tried, but wonder if anyone has ever offered you IV infusion to break an intractable Migraine. With IV infusion, a Migraine can often be stopped with much simpler and safer medications. For example, simple magnesium sulfate will often stop a Migraine. You can find more information about this in IV Treatment of Refractory Migraines.
You should know Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition.
Answered by: Teri Robert