Unfortunatly, my neuro is out of the office until Jan. 3. I can't do much except go to the ER or to an urgent care clinic. I hate the ER that I have to go to because of my insurance and it's a game of russian roulette on who is going to be in the urgent care. There could be a Dr. or a PA. Some of the PA's are unable to give narcotics. I'm afraid that's where I am with this one. I hate asking for demerol or stadol because of the possible stigma of being labeled as a drug seeker. That makes me so angry. The pain is very real and some of these "professionals" think that all you want is drugs. I would love to give them this migraine for about 30-60 min. and see how well they do. They'd be begging for some relief and some compassion.
I appreciate the real info on the DHE, Annuk. All the info I found was murky and made no sense. I appreciate it very much. Now I can make an educated decision on what I need to do if the pain continues past the weekend. I can also ask about steroids. I'm out of my Relpax and can't refill it until Jan. 15. I tried to use it sparingly but 6 pills don't last long. My other option could be to call my PCP and see if he would perscribe Maxalt. This was what I was on before I switched to the Relpax. It doesn't work as well, but it does ease the pain more than just the Esgic Plus and Xanax. I'm also afraid of taking so much that I get in the rebound headache mode.
Ya know, this whole thing just sucks! I know everyone can relate and sympathize and I appreciate you all so much. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You guys are awesome!
Why suffer when you can go to the ER? Just do it! You are torturing yourself when relief is waiting at the hospital...I"ve had to go 3 times this year, and was given Demerol which didn't work, and then Dilaudid which did. So get dressed and get in the car and get relief.
God Bless You,
I broke down and went to the urgent care. And do I have a funny story. Some of it is muddled so bear with me. Hubby took me. We went in and I saw the only PA I trust, who just happened to be there. Yeah! So, he looked at my history and saw that I'd been in on the 17th already and asked if I wanted to try a shot of stadol and phenergan again. I said yes, please! I think I heard him order 300 mg of stadol and 50 mg of phenergan. I could have been just hearing things. My usual dosage is 200 mg of stadol. We stayed for the obligatory 15 min and then we left. I decided I was hungry, so we stopped and got Arby's and brought it home. Hubby said I fell asleep on my way up the stairs to our apartment, there are 4 flights. He said I wasn't even leaning on anything, just standing there, snoring. He woke me up. Then came dinner. I kept falling asleep while trying to eat! I put the reamaining dinner in the fridge and went to bed at 7pm. Hubby came and wole me up to take my regular meds and I got up to try and finish dinner. Not very successful. So, I gave up and went back to bed. Hubby said I kept saying all of these funny things and that I was acting "weird". I felt almost drunk and my mouth runs non stop when I'm drunk, which is never now, but years ago it was alot. I'm a happy drunk. Peace, Love and Happiness. I've never fallen asleep over my dinner. My hubby was a bit irritated with me. I felt bad, but I was so sedated that I couldn't do anything else. My migraine is almost gone, just the vague remnants remain and hopefully that will go too. I feel good. I hope that was the magic bullet. Wish me luck.