Hello, I am new here and I found this forum while searching for others who may have the same problems as I.
I started having 1-2 Migraine headaches a week around 4 months ago, i have seen a few doctors as well as a terrible neurologist, and a couple urgent care clinics Sad
so far the docs have tried Maxalt MLT, Treximet, Imitrex, Zomig, and Relpax. a couple of which changed my throbbing HA from a letter opener generously applied to the temple to
a nice sledgehammer. Nearly all of which made my heart race, resting rate of between 100 - 135 BPM, I am a pretty fit person as i lift weights 3-5 days a week and even on low resistance high rep burnout days i don't believe my HR would exceed 160ish.
now my problem exists as I am debilitated when having an attack at work, i cannot use any more sick leave or take FMLA because missing one or two days without pay puts my family in jeopardy.
not to mention i pick my 9 month old daughter up from the sitter every afternoon, and twice in the past 3 weeks i've had to have someone pick her up for me.
i did try 7.5mg hydrocodone that i received from the urgent care clinic, and a 10mg (Norco i believe) pain reliever my friend takes for back pain. These allowed me to work and function at practically full capacity. I am very aware of overuse HA and potential for abuse, but i am literally at my wits end, I need pain relief at work until i find a preventative med or Triptan that works.
i have diligently kept up an extensive HA journal and am trying to narrow down triggers
I am afraid to ask my PCP for a narcotic pain medicine, even though at max would be used 1-2 times per week. I do not know how to go about this as i feel dirty just asking.
sorry for the lengthy post, I'll shut my trap now Sad