migraines immobilizing me

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starlite
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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 12/29/2005 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
i suffer from migraines sometimes 3-4 times a week, today's was hell.  i don't take anything for them, well, because i don't know what to take.  the over-the-counter drugs don't touch them, and have been prescribed imetrex, which didn't do much.  plus i'm on other medications for other things, and don't want to get a bad mix.  but i can't go on with ones like i had today.  i'm sure everyone here knows the breakdowns....dizziness, sick to my stomach, blurry vision, over sensitive to light and sound.  today i could barely move, and when i actually tried to get up, dizzy spells hit me so hard, i fell to the floor.  i can not function when they hit me this hard (which is becoming more frequent).  i don't know what to do....i've been searching for a doctor that takes medical card, so far to no avail.  if anyone has any suggestions on how to deal with this monster, please, let me know.
thank you for listening
 
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JenMcD
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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 42
   Posted 1/1/2006 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
First of all, I am sorry that you are going through this. I have been having similar migraines since Jan '05. The first thing that you need to do is see a neurologist. They will most likely want an MRI to rule out any problems. They will probably put you on a preventative that you take every day, like Topamax. There are plenty of triptans other than Imitrex that you can try. Unfortunately, I am allergic to them. But there are so many med combinations to try, please don't give up. I haven't - I keep plowing through each day.
Dx: BPII (and everything that comes along with it), Chronic Migraines
Current Rx: Lamictal, Paxil, Lyrica, Seroquel (prn), Xanax (prn), NuvaRing
Past Rx: Prozac, Paxil/CR, Lexapro, Cymbalta, Ambien, Wellbutrin XL, Effexor/XR, Topamax, Neurontin, Trazadone, Klonopin, array of triptans (allergic) and lots of pain meds

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