In my last post, I said that I had never heard of steroids being used to treat migraines. I was totally wrong! DUH!!! I guess it was another case of post-TOPAMAX brain freeze. I was actually given steroid shots called occipital nerve blocks in my head. One shot in back of my head at the base of the skull, one behind my ear, and one over top of the eyebrow(on the side of my head that I get my migraines). They were pretty painful as I could feel the tip of the needle hit the skull bone. Anyway, they didn't end up helping prevent my migraines.
What I really meant to say was that I never heard of anyone taking ORAL steroids for the prevention or pain relief of a migraine.
Hope this clears up the brain freeze of my previous post.
I also suffer from migraines due to weather changes and usually end up with a pain shot of dilaudid,benedyl and zofran. Would you mind sharing the doses of the relepax, dilaudid and pednisone you take. I only get the pain shot after trying bendryl and visteral and oxycontin before a strom. But it usally does not work. Thank you fro sharing.
somedayishere, sorry that I am just now responding. I have been gone for 2 1/2 weeks on a trip for my son's baseball team.
My neurologist prescribes a whole regime of meds so here goes:
When I feel any headache at all or know that the weather is predicted to change, I take: 40mg Relpax, 1/2 (1mg) Prednisone, 2mg Dilaudid and if I am nauseous, 8mg Zofran.
Hope this helps.