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   Posted 4/19/2012 2:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I am new here and relieved to fond this forum. I have suffered from migraines on ad off since my teens. Since my 30s has become unbearable at times. My major problem is severely allergic to nsids. Can't even take aspirin. I have been on pain management for my knee for 10 years so tolerance for med is very high. I am starting food diary n cut some foods out already. I am on verapamil n buspirone for preventative, tramadol for daily pain, n imitrex for abortive. I have at least 1 bad one a month which I must go to the er for to get iv drugs. I am unable to get out of bed n just cry got days when I do get it. Just tired of taking so many pills n this is really affected my youngest son. He sleeps on my floor to keep an eye on me when it's bad. Luckily my family is very supportive n helpful. Any ideas for any relief would be much appreciated.

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   Posted 4/23/2012 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to Healing Well. Sorry to hear you are suffering. It sounds like you have got a Doc that understands a certain amount about Headache from the medications you have been given. Is this Doc a Neurologist who is a Headache Specialist?? If not, to see a Headache Specialist would be the best thing to do.

I am a little concerned that you are taking a med like Tramadol on a daily basis because of the rebound effect? Taking daily painkillers like that can create headache!!! I totally understand that you will do anything to get rid of the pain and that is what you are after, I have been through this myself, but sadly it is not the answer, just creates more suffering!! So this is why it is important to see someone who knows a more than a general Neurologist about Headache!

Let me know how you get on, take care

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   Posted 4/24/2012 12:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi daddysgirl5,
Read your post and had to respond. Your story is very similar to mine at the beginning of my quest for what on earth was wrong with me. I too have migraines almost daily to the point of nonfuntion. I went to pcp and after much trial and error i was given amitriptyline. This med can have serious side effects in some and it andmay not work for you but as long as i was able to take it my migraine occurance went down to one every two months and they were not as severe. I truly understand the feeling of i will try whatever anyone suggests to get any relief. I had to stop this med as i did develop side effects after about a year but it was enough time for docs to get a handle on what my other issues are. I do hope this info helps, it may not be the right thing for you but maybe a different direction to consider with your Dr. My son worries too but extra hugs help both of us. Good luck i do hope you find relief.
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