Littlebit1

65d

Hi I'm Dawn I'm 56 years old and I have bad migraines to the point that I just want to scream. I catch myself banging my head on the wall. Does anybody else have this problem?

Verapamil

Chronic Migraine

Migraine

Rizatriptan

Gabapentin

Chronic Generalized pain

Chronic Nausea and Vomiting

Lidocaine

Propranolol

Generalized pain

Topiramate

Sumatriptan

Prednisone

Acetylsalicylic Acid

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  • faerywyrm

    65d

    Yes. I ended up on verapamil and rizatriptan. It still doesn't kill everything, but it helps a lot. I also put a piece of lapis on. Not sure if it really helps, but it can't hurt.

    • Littlebit1

      65d

      My Dr had me on propelene but it wasn't helping now I'm taking mirtipine at night and it seems to help some.

      • faerywyrm

        65d

        I am glad it helps even a little.

    • Karrieanne73

      19d

      I’m interested in the lapis ? I’ve heard gems have different properties

  • Teardrops

    64d

    I don’t scream because it would cause mor pain due to noise sensitivity, I can’t cry either cause pain. I have been on so many medications. Nothing helps. I take Ubrevyl, Botox, Vypeti, and Divalproex sodium. I am too tired of the long waits in the ER for IV treatments that either don’t work or work but end up with a rebound headache/ migraine the next day

    • Littlebit1

      64d

      yeah I'm sick of the ER visits myself. Along with all my other problems I hate them not finding the solutions. They just mask over the problems and give you pain pills. I'm so tried of feeling out of my body that the meds put you thru.

      • Teardrops

        64d

        PAIN PILLS????? You get pain pills?? I can’t get anything. Really seriously nothing

  • 55isMe

    64d

    I dont know what meds you jave tried, but there are many different types. Most people find something that works. Ive had migraines since 1/6/1992. 6 days!!! 50% of the time after that. Calan and Midrin was useful to reduce the pain intensity. 12/1991, i found out about Imitrex but my doctor wouldnt prescribe it due to HMO and price. It was injections yet at that time. First one had to be administered by doctor because of possible heart related side effects. 1/1993 i changed insurance companies and doctors. I got my first Imitrex shot. Within 10 minuted, i could move my eyes without pain. It was soooo amazingly wonderful. Ive been on Imitrex now ever since. Thankfully, it quickly became availabke in tablet format. Even though insurance limits to 9 pills a month, they can be cut. So 100mg cut into 4ths goves me daily supply plus a few for when i get 2 or 3 in the same day. Ive tried others. AMERGE was better for allergy triggered ones, but did not work for the 2nd day. Maxalt was quicker but less effective... etc There are a lot of new ones out there. But as long as my doc is good with using imitrex daily, thats what im doing. It works.

    • Teardrops

      64d

      I have tried sumatriptan, rizatriptan, Nutrec, Ubrelvy, Aimovig, Emgality, Vypeti, Ajovy, Topamax, Depakote. Zonamide, aspirin, Tylenol, migraine formula OTC, Botox, ibuprofen, cocktails give at the ER, ice, steroids injections, Lidocaine in my neck, Maracaine injections in the neck. As I have a pinched nerve right now in my neck. Oh yea hot baths, heating pad on neck….

      • Teardrops

        64d

        Forgot Prednisone, Raglan, Prochlorperazine, a few other nausea meds, gabapentin, pregabilin, propanolol, Umm that’s what I can recall now.

  • 55isMe

    64d

    Vestibular physical therapy? This one worked great for me. 3x a day back to 1x. Only took about 6 visits. I had tried traditional physical theraoy twice with minimal success. Darth piercing ? Great reviews for many. I havent personally tried, but know of 2 people personally that did and both positive, dramatic results. Personally, i havent tried as the 1 migraine each morning goes away with 1imitrex+2excedrin+2ibuprofenas about 97% of the time (lightens in 15 minutes and gone in an hour). And 99% success for the evening migraine if it hits. Acupunctire? Was going to try but didnt Chiropractor? Im going to need to start. Sciatica started 4 weeks ago. Originally hit similar to how a cluster headache hits (intense, taking you down to the ground, but then over until the next). Then 2 weeks of radiating and hurt to anything touching the back ofvthe leg of butt cheek. Now finally settling down except the early morning (icalso get my "zone minutes" sleeping, 140bpm, hard not to hyperventilate but all the breathing exercises do eeally help). Controlled breathing really helps bith my pots and the migraines. Very key.

    • Teardrops

      64d

      tried acupuncture, dry needling, regular PT, I am interested in learning more about the Darth piercing.. I have had my back fused in a few places that chiropractic treatment is not really available since several spots are not able to be adjusted.. I have lower back pain where it was fused and I have had sciatic pain and the left side SI joint has been fused too. Massages don’t really help either as I am sensitive to touch as well as the muscles are so tight they don’t get loosened up much.

  • 55isMe

    64d

    I had to look up "Dry needling". I wouldnt think that would help migraine. You might have been using it for one of the other conditions. Seems more of a myofascia thing. Ive had issues with that in recent years due to mastectomy lymphatic cording. I think the first lumpectomy scar tissue grabbed hold around a nerve. Bottom line, i definitely have experience with that, but tgat is very different than migraine (more like tension headaches, experience there too but decades ago). I'd definitely suggest the darth piercing then. From what i read and from my niece, make sure you get someone who has experience with doing the procedure. The exact location is very important.

    • Teardrops

      64d

      oh for sure want to have someone with experience

  • faerywyrm

    64d

    Both my sister and sister in law have Darth piercings. They report way less migraines and a turn of the piercing can stop their migraines when they start. Haven't got it yet myself. I probably will, though my migraines are down to 3 days a week.

    • Teardrops

      64d

      wow!! That’s amazing. I have them almost everyday. Starting when I wake up and last until I go to bed. And not always is it gone. Just having pain as migraines and other body areas. How do I find a good Darth piercer

      • faerywyrm

        64d

        I don't know right off. My sister had hers done at a tattoo parlor. I know some people can't get it done because of their ear shape. I'll keep searching!

      • 55isMe

        63d

        my niece got her Darth piercing at her typical tattoo establishment too.

  • Littlebit1

    64d

    I have tried 90% of those meds. And nothing works, I have had 1 headache since I was like 16 years old, I am now 56 years old. It does not go away, some days it's just there telling me "I'm here" and other days it's so bad I can't even go to work. I've had to quit my job to get on disability, which I'm working on now.

  • Karrieanne73

    19d

    I’ve been on all the triptins, I’m on topiramate 2xs a day but it doesn’t help and it definitely gets its name”the stupid pill” I can’t even remember all the names of the pills that she has had me try . Then o had something o can’t remember the name of that you only get 6 of to take a month of it gets really bad. That didn’t work. Now I’m on nurtec . It started out as a 6 xs a month but it’s the only thing that has muffled I would have to call it , cuz it doesn’t get rid of it, just softens it . So now she has me on it every day as preventative. But I get migraines like 15-20 xs a month… and as for the screaming I too wish I could do that. There are days that when I’m curled in a bawl I just wanna die.

  • faerywyrm

    19d

    lapis is meant to help with pain. . I know a lot of people that wear it on their neck, but I have a chunk I just lay down on. Also, lapis is supposed to be good for emotional balance. It helps me. Maybe try it

    • Karrieanne73

      19d

      I think o may try this 😊

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