Posted 5/27/2011 12:45 PM (GMT -6)
I have had migraines every day for almost 4 weeks. They have escalated in the past week. I have gotten migraines in the past (1-2 a month, if that) and usually I can take 1 Excedrin Migraine pill and it will be gone in 10 minutes!
What I am experiencing now is COMPLETELY different than that. The migraines do not respond to any over the counter meds. I've given up on them. My PCP gave me Imitrex and that either didn't work at all or made it worse, cause it got worse. I ended up in Urgent Care and the doc there said I should see a Neurologist for a CT scan. He also gave me percocet. I haven't taken percocet since I had my baby in December. When I took it in December, it would make me sleep and got rid of the pain. I took the percocet when I got home from the Urgent care and it was like I didn't take anything. I took another 4 hours later and it still did nothing. Didn't even make me sleepy. That same night I didn't get a wink of sleep. It could have been a side effect of the Imitrex?
I am normally a person that is very sensitive to meds. I used to take one benadryl and I'd be asleep. It's like my body doesn't recognize that I'm even taking any meds.
I have heard about tolerance but I wouldn't think that would be the case since meds that I haven't taken in months aren't working at all, even new meds.
I had a CT with and without contrast today and it was normal. I also had blood work done which also came back normal.
The only thing I can think that it may be is a side effect or reaction to one of the meds I was on before. I was on Celexa and had it reduced. I've heard some nasty things can happen when you reduce or get off of it. I was also on Klonopin, which I haven't taken in some time and I switched from Nuvaring to a progestin-only pill, which I have also stopped taking.
The only meds I'm taking right now are the steroid, Dexamethason, which I started yesterday and Ambien to help me sleep since I've been dealing with some insomnia. The Ambien worked last night or I was so exhausted from the night before that I actually slept.