Posted 7/7/2009 12:26 AM (GMT -6)
Thanks! Maybe the 3rd drug wasn't Topomax since they were all similar drugs... I totally understand forgetting the names, I've also been on a ton of scripts. I guess I'll go with Maxalt this round.
Bit of a coincidence about the back pain- mines screwed up too! I've had mid back pain since 97. I've seen several chiropractors, acupuncturists, several physiotherapists... I even tried some mystical BS energy healer out of desperation. I've had the nerve ablation procedure done twice, facet joint injections from T-6 to T-10 over a 9 month period. NOTHING has helped. They Give me Percocet and codeine for the pain, which gets me through, but I'm never really comfortable.
I'm sort of lucky with migraines, I get normal headaches often, but only suffer from the 'classic' migraine with the aura every month or two, and once went a whole year without one. When I do get them though, they're horrid. Pain killers do nothing since I always end up throwing up before they can kick in, and even if I don't, they have little effect. Years ago I had a couple Demerol injections in ER- which was a miracle, absolutely pain free- but the logistics of getting to a hospital, putting up with the noise and the bright white lights- and the waiting... I just can't do it. I don't think my doctor would prescribe something like that to me, though i wish he would. They're all so worried about addiction and abuse.
Doesn't pain suck??? To top it all off, I also have Crohns disease which has caused Osteo- which has made my back worse.
Gosh... Thanks for letting me vent. Refreshing complaining to someone who obviously understands. I hope the procedures for your back are successful.
I'm sure you've probably tried already, but just in case, I've found the herb feverfew somewhat helpful in reducing the severity and occurrence of migraines by about 20-30%. I actually found it more helpful than the cocktail of drugs they used to have me on.
Best of luck!