the increased pain. Jen is correct when she commented the the latest trend in migraine tx is to avoid narcotics, as they make migraines worse. They are saying that abortive therapy (taking medication after the migraine has started) is good for people with less then 3 or 4 migraines per month. More than that, or when the quaality of your life is majorly impaired, treatment should be to try and prevent them from happening in the first place - rather than treating them after they have already begun. A good neurologist is the best person to tx your migraines. Some preventive treatments come out of the drugs used of epilepsy, like Topamax or Depakote. There are many effective drugs other than these two for preventing migraines. Once you are on preventive therapy, the break thru migraines tend to be less in severity and have a lower overall pain level. You don't want to get caught up taking narcotics for migraines, they do not treat the correct pain center and you will end up with a whole new set of problems. Good luck.
Dx: Rare rapidly progressing neurodegenerative disease called Multiple System Atrophy (brain rot, autonomic system failure, neuropathic pain and a whole lot more). Added improvements: Intrathecal pump, spinal cord stimulator, oxygen and a nice shiny power wheelchair with a horn and all the trimmings! At this rate I could almost be bionic by Christnas.
Medications: Sinemet, Requip, Klonopin, Baclofen, Provigil, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Fentanyl patches, Dilaudid, Fentora/Actiq, Zofran
(The cost of these meds are unbelievable and could feed a starving nation for a month or longer!)
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