Hi Parabola and welcome to Healing Well's chronic pain forum. I am sorry that you have to be here but glad that you found us. Ugh, the rotten migraines, I can relate. I have them, although, nothing like when I worked. Unfortunately both of my children inherited the migraines from me too. My son is the worse of the two and he has had them since the age of 8. He does the projectile vomiting, the aura, dry heaves until he falls asleep. He does best if he is in a completely dark room and literally does not move a muscle. He has to lay perfectly still. Eventually he will fall into a deep sleep and the migraine will be gone when he wakes up. Imitrex is what he uses and it works if he catches it in time. Stress is a big trigger for both of us. We don't do the ER because you will not get any help from them. I cannot take any of the migraine meds because I am allergic to an ingredient that is in all of them. When one hits me I go to my PCP and I am given a shot for pain. I come home and go to bed & usually the headache is gone when I wake up. I have also used massage therapy too.
I wish I could give you some better insight on what to do but I am at a loss here. I know all too well the drs and the hospitals all look at young people and automatically think they are drug seekers or can not possibly be in that kind of pain. Pain does not have an age limit. I can suggest that you ask your neurologist to type up a letter that states you are under his/her care for migraines and if your prescribed xyz meds for the migraines is not giving you any relief have the dr to suggest what shot of pain medication they may use to help you out. On the migraine forum here at HW one of their members has this form and her dr typed one up for her and now when she goes to ER she actually gets some care. She also said her neuro stated on this form letter that her patient is not a drug seeker too.
Anyway, I wanted to pop on and tell you welcome aboard. Take care.
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