God bless your heart! I've been a "migrainer" since I was 12 years old. I've been given everything in creation! I went into anaphylactic shock on Imitrex and because of that, their hasn't been a doctor who will try me on even the newest of drugs. I'm glad they work for both of my sisters who have migraines and my Dad. My maternal grandmother used to get them and they were called, "The Headache"! We understood why when we all started getting them at various ages. I also have a syrinx which is a rare disorder causing a cyst to fill with spinal fluid on the spine. I've seen a number of neurologist in my time. Most used NO opiates and one used Stadol nose spray so it would get to my head faster...really. I don't know if it really helped just because I got so irritable on Stadol that I didn't stay on it long. When they found Syringomyelia (the PC had no idea what it was) I was sent to a neurosurgeon who is awesome and quite well published and respected in the Nation. He is amazing. He started me on Lortab 10/500 and fentyl patches. As the Syrinx (that's what they call the cyst) grew so did my pain thus my introduction to PM! Yikes. I still see my neurosurgeon who knows I have migraines, and I have an MRI every 3 months to gauge the growth of this stupid thing trying to do me in! At any rate and all of this to say that since I have been on Oxycontin and Oxycodone, I have only had one headache. Of course it lasted 3 weeks, but that's the norm for one of my migraines unless I go to the hospital and get a pain shot and phenergan. I have a storehouse of that stuff and wouldn't be without it. Many the nights I have been on that cool tile floor in the bathroom, in the dark, with cold compresses and dark wash cloth over my eyes. God forbid anything touch my hair because it hurts too! What a miserable life that can be and 10 years without much relief, I'd almost say try it...see if what they want to do is right. But on the other hand, chronic pain from something else.
Whatever you do, you will do it after much deliberation and I believe you will have made the right decision for you. Take care and I hope that somewhere someone will help you.
DX’d-Syringomyelia C-1 to T-1, DDD, Diabetes Type II, Migraines, Chronic Muscle Spasms, IBS, Panic Disorder, ICC, Hypothyroidism, Bipolar Disorder, Fibromyalgia. Emergency surgery for ruptured bowel in '05 w/colostomy and takedown in '06. Frozen Shoulder and Torn Rotator Cuff in Left Shoulder. Surgery for shoulder recently, now in Physical Therapy.