Lidocaine Infusion for migraine

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Bruce MS
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   Posted 7/10/2011 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone heard of lidocaine infusion NOT working to relieve migraine pain? My 21 yr old daughter, Sarah, hasbeen suffering from migraine pain for 11 years. She just completed a 6 day hospital stay in which she received 180mg/hr lidocaine IV and it did not budge her headache. At one point she had the worst head pain of her life (a new 10 level for her). Her neurologist now says that she doesn't have migraines or at least this episode wasn't a migraine because this treatment is 100% effective in treating migraine and pretty much all kinds of pain. She is very distraught at being discharged with no relief whatsoever. She knew this technique might not help her longterm but had expected at least short term relief and maybe to break this three week long migraine. Any thoughts/experience are welcome.

Bruce (Sarah,s dad)

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   Posted 7/10/2011 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear it did not work! I know the feeling, I went to UVA/Charlottesville Va to have DHE protocol and it only worked for may 5-6 days then I was back to having daily migraines.


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   Posted 11/3/2011 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
My daughter had a lidocaine infusion about 6 weeks ago and it worked immediately.  She was admitted this week and the infusion did not work.  The doctor told me that it was impossible that the lidocaine did not work.  She is questioning my daughters pain level.  They decided to repeat the infusion 2 days later and it appears to be working.  My daughter is 20 and has been suffering with these since she was 10.  What other treatments has your daugher tried?

NY Veggie
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   Posted 11/4/2011 4:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I had the worst headache of my life while I was in the hospital for something else. When I finally had the chance to see a neurologist, she sent me for a MRI and then a MRA and it turned out that I had a brain aneurysm. I have since had it fixed.

please do not wait and make sure she has a MRI right away..
the first sign of a brain aneurysm that is bleeding slightly is the worst headache of your life.

I've gotten terrible migraines since I was 9 years old so I know what a real migraine is.
I am convinced now and so are my drs that a few of my really bad headaches right before I had it treated were bleeds from this aneurysm. IF it had ruptured I could have died or become completely incapacitated.
First Resection July2011, Brain Aneurysn FIXED May2011, Crohn's, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Hypothyroid, Polychondritis, Pericarditis, Depression, PTSD
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