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catmamma

785d

how do you deal with chronic pain and migraines when you have to go to work? I work at a somewhat physical job and being in so much pain really drains me and sucks overall. medication only works sometimes and not by much.

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    • Kae92

      776d

      @catmamma oh yeah, there's actual pills and injectable meds. Botox is an option, but normally insurance require other steps first. I also get infusions every other week with magnesium to help too

    • Kae92

      779d

      Do you have any abortive meds like sumatriptan? My migraine cocktail is prochloperizine, hydroxyzine and ibuprofen and if that doesn't work I take the sumatriptan. I also just started botox. For the actual job aspect, I've found talking to my employer works best. When I interviewed for my job I stated my disability consists of daily migraines and though most days I can work through them for short shifts, there will be times I have to leave. Since I'm a good worker and always show up for my shifts, leaving early sometimes hasn't been a problem

      • catmamma

        776d

        @Kae92 I wasn't aware medication could be taken to prevent migraines, I will definitely ask my doctor and as for the job aspect I talked with my co workers and I'm normally able to do something that isn't so bad, thank you your definitely going to change my life

        • Kae92

          776d

          @catmamma oh yeah, there's actual pills and injectable meds. Botox is an option, but normally insurance require other steps first. I also get infusions every other week with magnesium to help too

    • Jeanette1973

      781d

      See if you r doctor will give you something. But most migraine medications will make you sleepy as a side effect.

    • Jeanette1973

      784d

      What are you taking for your pain/migraines?

      • catmamma

        782d

        @Jeanette1973 500mg of Naproxen, it's the only thing that somewhat works

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