Help finding a DR in Columbus, OH and help with treatment ideas

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   Posted 1/31/2010 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm new here, and feeling helpless!

I've been having migraines for 15 years, I am 31 years old. Been bumped from dr to dr who either didn't believe me or gave me meds that didn't mean much, like Tylenol #3. about 4 years ago, a new family doc finally tried me on inderal (didn't work), then topamax 100mg/day (which did) and took me down from about 11 migraines a month (not counting regular headaches), to maybe 2. We also tried Imitrex, which I reacted to by having this weird feeling all over my body of "aching, burning" I don't know how else to describe it, but either way, my doc didn't want me to use it again (& neither did I), and said that all abortive meds will act the same, because they are made the same way? Well, about a year and a half ago, the topamax started being less and less effective until 6-9 months ago, I'd say I was back to where I was before with massive amounts of migraines. He recently increased me to the max dosage of topamax about a month ago to 200mg/day, but it just doesn't seem to be working, unless working means I'm more emotional, and foggy. He said my only other option is Depakote, which I've heard awful things about. He won't give out pain meds, which he said would cause problems, I can't have aspirin related products because I have crohn's disease and it can cause a flare. I wonder if my DR has enough experience to know if he's looked into enough options? Anybody? I'm so tired of crying on the bathroom floor, or not being about to take care of my family. I am sooo lucky that I am a stay at home mom and don't have to call off of work or something. Does anyone know if there is a good doc is Central Columbus, OH to recommend? Other treatments?


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   Posted 1/31/2010 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I suggest seeing a pain management dr. perhaps another neurologist, getting bloodwork done to check your hormone levels.
My sister in law sounds the same as you and sorry to say nothing has worked for her.
Maybe others will come by with some answers for you.
I have different headaches, they are constant.

good luck

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   Posted 1/31/2010 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Welcome to Healing Well!

Sorry to hear about what you are going through. I am sorry I am in the UK so cannot recommend a particular Doc or Clinic. But talk to your Doc about Gabapentin or Pregabablin to see if they may suit you!

Is your Neuro a Headache Specialist? If not try and find yourself one, as they are best placed to know what is best for you!

Let me know how you get on?

take care

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