Thanks for the info Barb~
I have been using Imitrex injections for years and they do work most of the time. Other times I have migraines that do not respond to much of anything and land me in the ER. There are also some people who can not take imitrex (in any form) due to heart conditions and allergies etc.
Thanks again for the info!
I definitely understand that, and I have several friends with Coronary Artery Disease and know that they can not take any triptans! I feel for them.
I have some tighteness in my chest, jaw and sometimes throat and when I tell people that they ask why I still take it...well, of course they have never suffered a migraine in their life so they don't quite get it. I know that after I have had the same migraine for 2-3 days I think a bullet in the head would hurt less too!!!
I recently loss my job and house due to medical issues-mainly migraines and it's impact on life, so I don't know how others do so well with this. I have no husband or children to look after (well, I do have a four-legged one that acts like my child!!!) But sometimes I wonder how others deal or if I'm just a really severe case...cause Lord knows I'm not just a wimp
Well, I am thankful for the medications that have been created to help us out. Now, we have to work on the healthcare system so everyone has access to the medications they need. (Those of us without insurance are greatful for the drugs, we just can't afford them!!!!)
Thanks for the post Barb~!
I just wanted to say...I love reading your posts!!!
Thanks for hanging around.
I know exactly what you mean, it is nearly impossible to explain to someone what a migraine is, or even worse...Chronic Migraines. I have family and friends who think they are "just headaches" like you said...and I think that is one of the things that hurts the most, people who are close to you and should understand but don't, and/or don't try to understand.
I get them for days at a time and can not function-to the point of just getting up and going to the bathroom, nothing else. And not only does your head hurt, but there are so many other things that go along with that...and I have a tendency after days to get really depressed and have that pile on top of things.
That is why I like coming here so much, it helps to know that there are others who care and really do understand what you are going through!
Keep coming back to see us!
Thanks for the information! We hope to see you around more...