As I have been having problems with the Imitrex and I have got to wait for some tests to be done until I can take Imitrex again, I have persuaded my GP to prescribe Oxygen!
High flow oxygen if breathed in at 100% can have the same action as the triptans as in the effect on the blood vessels in the head, but without affecting the rest of the body including the heart, making it a safer and cheaper alternative abortive for some!
Today I woke up with an attack on my right side (usual side is Left) and tried O2 for ten mins but because the bag was leaking I did not have time to mess around and had to go to work. The pain stayed on the right all morning at the same level 4-5 as I woke up with, so was very glad to get home to go on O2 again! I stayed on the O2 for 30 mins this time and the right sided pain went completely!!! As this went I could feel some niggles on the left and they still remain, just hope they don't go anywhere!!! lol
So I am still not feeling too good but very much better than this morning, and find it encouraging that Oxygen may be a way forward for me and hopefully others too! I must stress that this is only my first proper time with O2, but remain hopeful!!
Next Wednesday 11th October I am going into Hospital for 3 days for some tests on the pituitary to see if this has any connections with my headaches. I feel like I am on voyage of discovery at the moment!!