Posted 7/7/2009 12:30 AM (GMT -7)
No problem! I've tried many migraine meds too, and can't remember them all. I just remember that Maxalt did dissolve in the mouth so it is convenient when you have a migraine and can't keep the med down long enough for it to work.
I have 2-4 migraines per week. Usually lasting 1 day but sometimes I get them where they don't let up after a week.... Miserable, I tell you!
I am going back to my neuro tomorrow for a re-work on medicine. I have to take a daily preventative med as most of the abortives do not work for me. I also get no aura or indication that the migraine is coming. I just wake up in pain. (Either in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning.)
When the migraine gets sooo bad that I can't keep anything down all day, and can't function, I usually end up in our ER. The doctors there know me by name and know what to do for me. I get an IV, and multiple meds..dilaudid, phenergan, magnesium, steroids and several others tha I can't recall at the moment. It usually takes 2 doses of the pain med to make the migraine bearable and make it so I can go home and sleep it off. Sometimes the pain is there again in the morning, and sometimes it is gone. I am very lucky to have such a good hospital close to me and wonderful insurance to be able to afford the relief I need. I never ask for pain meds for home so the doctors know I am not there just to get some narcotics. They always work to make me comfortable, and are great. I am so fortunate, and wish everyone had the same opportunity...
Hope you find a med that works for you soon! Good luck, and pain free wishes..
I have had migraines for 27 years. I have tried so many meds I have forgotten their names...
I also have chronic back pain due in part to a car accident in 2005. I have also been diagnosed with facet disease which was aggravated by the accident and started the flare up. 3 bulging discs to the left. Lower back pain that goes down my right leg to my knee....
Currently taking Oxycodone, MS Contin, Gabapentin Verapamil, Fioricet, Migrainal, Prozac, prednisone, and having repeat injections in my facets and nerve ablation.