Migraines and Cervical + Thoracic Pain + Doctors

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Parabola
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Date Joined Jan 2011
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   Posted 1/25/2011 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a younger male born with a cerv. and thor. problem - My arms go numb if I lay still on my back for too long, my EMG results show damage to those areas along with carpel tunnel in one arm.  I also get migraines so severe I do not remember as if I'd been a blackout drunk and I have many doctors tell me they don't believe me or take some tylenol.  I feel they are biased against me due to the fact I'm in shape, tall, blonde haired and blue eyed and they feel I am out to simply aquire pain pills.  I get migraines 1-4x's a month and one Dr. will only see me for them once a month and prescribe zofran for my vomitting, and 20 5/325 percocet pills to mask the pain so I can work.  I have been to neurologists who say "Oh increase your vitamins and we will also break your migraines with magnesium."  I have tried both and neither work, I've had migraines since I was 15 but only thought they were colds since I never heard of migraines untill college.  I am at a loss b/c most ER's will not help me they give me a shot of torodol and say thats all theyre going to do.  Torodol is like tylenol to my body and there I am again left not knowing what to do.  I am located in NJ and if anyone can help me with some insight I'd greatly appreciate it bc I'm at my whit's-end of what to do.
 
Thank You,
Parabola

Parabola
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Date Joined Jan 2011
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 1/25/2011 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I also take Maxalt MLT 10mg for the onstart of migraines, I am allergic to Imitrex and I do not eat refined sugars, enriched white flour, processed foods (mainly organic yes its expensive but it has cut down on the frequencies of migraines.)

~Thank You Once Again

straydog
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   Posted 1/25/2011 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
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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