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hotgurl
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   Posted 1/8/2007 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
So I have basilair migraines and basically the only thing that works that won't give me a bad reaction is taking pain killers.

I have been on vicodin for abourt 5 years now but lately it doesn't work and just makesme sick to my stomach.

Has anyone else experienced this?

AngMichelle
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   Posted 1/10/2007 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
rebound and tollerance....that what's happening. I"M SO SORRY. please seek something else. I know take Lexapro, Klonopin, and Imitrex INJ. I do have Stadol NS, no more than 2 uses(that 4 sprays) a month.
I hate migraines, they are so hard to deal with and treat. I wish you the best.
The best thing for us migraine sufferers is to stay away from narcs when at all possible. They can be our best friend and our enemy. Its no fun.

Best to you!

hotgurl
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   Posted 1/11/2007 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
well I want to but I have been through almost all the preventitives.

I can not take imetrex or any compound similar because I can have a stroke.

I was on amitriptilyn & the other one. Isomnia and anger.

All the blood pressured I can't be on because my pressure becomes 90/40.

i forget all of them but I was put on 21 different meds and some landed me in the hospital due to reactions.

I am on topamax but need a low dose,

I have to speak to my doctor again. To adjust my meds

hotgurl
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   Posted 1/11/2007 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I wanted to say I am not taking pain killers constantly I get 20 pills a refill and that lasts me 3 to 4 months. so 5 pills a month.

I get migraines during my cycle sometimes mildly and sometimes really bad.

Nicky (coquitlam55)
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   Posted 1/11/2007 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi hotgurl,

I suspect you have reached a tolerance with your vicodin. I am in a similar situation to you. I have tried all sorts of preventative medications and none of them have worked. I now take small doses of morphine every eight hours in the form of MS Contin.

At some point I will need to increase my dosage slightly because I will get a tolerance to the morphine. At first I developed a tolerance quickly. But now that we've found the right medication and right dosage I don't have a problem. MS Contin is long acting and slow release. It slowly releases pain relievers into my system so I'm always pain free.

You might want to discuss this with your doctor. Going on pain killers permanently is scary and should be well researched. I'll warn you, you might get a lot of judgment from friends and family if you do that. But if your migraines are interfering with your life and you can't function, then it can be worth it.

If you wanted more information or were considering following this route, try talking to some people in the Chronic Pain forum. They will have a lot more information.

If this is too much right now, the long acting morphine might still be an option for those weeks when you are suffering.

Good luck. Let us know how it goes.
Nicky
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AngMichelle
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   Posted 1/15/2007 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey, well i guess 5 a month isn't bad at all. And I totally understand nothing working. I've literally been on almost every med. know for migraines. I had a bad reaction to Lamictal, and a BP med made my BP drop so low I was in ICU. And the topamax made me crazy and caused kidney stones, so I understand. and I"m sorry.

I use stadol NS PRN for severe migraines, 1 bottle a month, and use it when all else fails, ER time. Its a great breakthrough, but it can cause rebounds when used too much.

I'd just suggest to your Doc that you need something more.

I hope things work out for you!!

Ang


tysmyboo
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   Posted 2/2/2007 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   

Definitely discuss with your doctor. 5 pain pills per month is really not that many and you may have adjusted to the dosage after all this time or even your pain levels have increased, which I have had both happen.

I find it hard to discuss pain medication with doctors, especially more recently since the restrictions on controlled substances etc. I think that most doctors are all too paranoid about "abusers" and don't treat people with legitimate pain issues that need to be treated in order to have an even remotey productive lifestyle. However, you can't expect your doctor to know what is going on with you or if you mediation is working or not unless you discuss it with them...THIS is where a good, trustworthy doctor comes in. Someone you know is capable and competent, and not afraid to do what they know is right.

Keep us posted?

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   Posted 2/2/2007 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   

...Also, I don't know why this would be a sudden problem...HOWEVER, I do know that lots of people have stomach sensitivity and other gastrointestinal problems when taking pain medication specifically Lortab (hydrocodone, vicodin etc)

 

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BallroomBlitz
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   Posted 3/6/2007 4:57 AM (GMT -6)   
've just subscribed to 'Healingwell' - I'm a headache & migraine sufferer who's taken over-the-counter painkillers for 20 years.  Thought you might be interested in the following link to a Melbourne newspaper article, which talks about a study relating to painkillers:
 
 
In summary, it states that "The safety of popular over-the-counter painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs has been questioned after a huge Harvard study found prolonged use can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes."   and   "A study of more than 16,000 men found that those taking aspirin six or seven days a week over two years were 38 per cent more likely to suffer high blood pressure — a key cause of heart attacks — than non-users."
 

hotgurl
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   Posted 3/6/2007 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
It didn't happen all at once but gradually the vicidion became less effective and started making me nausea.

I hvae a doctor's appt on Wed next week. Because of this and also my daily headaches are creeping back in.

I am in the middle of a very bad migriane and all I want to do is sleep and try to get rid of the pain. But I have no sick time and a daughter to take care of.

kimi67
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   Posted 3/9/2007 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
sorry you are having so much pain right now! I can totally sympathize! I hate going to the dr to tell him something preventative didnt work AGAIN! they look at me like a hypocondriac! I've asked for pain meds but they just want me to try another preventative. I have thought about a pain management clinic. I have them at least 3-4 times per week. Imitrex helps most of the time, but I go through more per month than my insurance will allow. I've had to pay full price for it several times, but as you all well know, its really expensive!! I have two little girls, and they don't understand why mom has to be in bed!

philly72
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   Posted 3/11/2007 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
My wife suffers from migraine headaches and now she is pain free! She was taking all sorts of daily meds to help with pain and also medicine to sleep throught the night. Two monthgs ago we started drinking Monavie and the headaches are gone and we aree both sleeping better than we have in years!
 
I have found something that has changed my life and you should really look into this. I had chronic back pain and arthritis in my knees and I started taking a health product called Monavie. Within a week I stopped taking my pain killers and now I am pain free. My mother has RA and she is seeing incredible results with this. I am sleeping better at night and have more energy all day long. It is made from 19 natural fruits and great for the body. Two ounces is equal to 5 servings of fruit. Go to monavie.com and read some of the testimonials. They are amazing! It also helps with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis because it helps with the inflammation. If you would like to learn how to order or have questions send me an email at (edited by moderator to remove email address). Michael

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Shamrock65
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   Posted 4/12/2007 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I also use painkillers (percocet, oxycontin, and demerol), never at the same time of course.
I'm also on Elavil and Singulair as preventatives. My problem is that not only do the triptans not work, but they
actually make my migraines worse (has anyone else experienced this?) As far as other preventatives are
concerned, in my experience they caused horrible side effects with minimal positive outcomes. I know this is a
rant, but Drs. always seem sooooo concerned about the pain killer issue, yet they have no problem putting you
on mega-high doses of anti-seizure meds, antidepressants, etc... Thankfully, I now have a very well informed and caring
P.C. who understands I'm not a drug addict, and knows that unfortunately (for right now anyway) these are the only meds
that work for me.
Kim
On 2 tablets of Asacol 3x daily.

On 2 capsules of Elmiron 2x daily for Interstitial Cystitis.

50 mgs Elavil for migraines.

20 mgs of Singulair daily for Asthma and migraines

2 tblsp of Carafate 3x daily for Gastric Reflux

I also have mild - moderate Asthma and use Advair 250.

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