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catlady53
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   Posted 12/8/2012 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had a daily headache since  OCT 26 of this year. I am on a leave from work. on Nov 20 i went to see a headache specialist to see if she could help me. the Dr put me on prednisone 10mg 84 tablets which is a 21 day supply. she also put me on topamax 25mg to build that up 100 mg. well the meds have not work.I wake up everyday with a pain level of 7 to 8 for my headache. yesterday the Dr set up a appt for me to have IV treatment to tried to break the headaches but it has not work so for. i woke up with a headache of 2 to 3 pain level and now it is a 7 to 8. has anyone else had IV treatment and what was their results? I am coming to my wits end. Everyday day a headache and neck pain nothing any of the Dr's have tried have given me a single day of relief.  cry

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MamaLama
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   Posted 12/9/2012 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
CL,

I think Prednasone CAUSES my headaches!

And when I use my nebulizer, that sets off a migraine as well.

What is in the IV?

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shannon1
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   Posted 12/9/2012 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
In the hospital I am given iv magnesium sulfate along with a steroid, can't remember name, am migraining right now... They have also used depakote, and dhea. When they mix a cocktail of these it usually breaks the headache after a few days of treatment.

Good luck, I think I am hospital bound tomorrow after I see my neuro, and will be joining you for a cocktail.....wish we were meeting for a different type of cocktail!!!
Jan. 2009, complete hysterectomy, diagnosed stage 4 endometriosis & adenomyosis (age 36)
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-2009, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
 
Meds
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day
 

catlady53
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   Posted 12/9/2012 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
My IV was out patient. They gave  me magnesium sulfate,DHEA,benydrl and depakote now i have worse headache now then when i went in been a 7+since sat. Do you stay overnight when you go in? I'm going to call the Dr tomorrow to see what she wants to do next. Hopefully she will give me another treatment. How many in a row have you gotten? I just want to feel a little better after all the pills and treatments seems like nothing worrks for me. I'm not able to work,drive or even go outside with sunglasses. Try to do some light housework even that makes my head pound can't write anymore srceen is making my head pound more.Trying to stay positive but its hard when you get no relief from anything. Thanks to all here

shannon1
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   Posted 12/9/2012 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
They were continuous , I think every 12 hrs. Mag, same with steroid . But it took days, think 3 of continuous treatment. I am really struggling now, hit a 9 or 10 in the last hour.....crying, clenching jaw.....
Jan. 2009, complete hysterectomy, diagnosed stage 4 endometriosis & adenomyosis (age 36)
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-2009, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
 
Meds
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day
 

John Bedson
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   Posted 12/18/2012 12:13 AM (GMT -7)   
catlady55: Have you tried triptans?

Angelic_Victory
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   Posted 12/18/2012 1:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Or anti seizure meds? I take zonasimide as a preventive and I have never found anything that works as well.
I've never had neck pain with my migraines. I seem to remember that those needed to be treated with something combined with a benzo. You may ask your dr about that.
I have had to stay overnight in the hospital for my migraines because I was receiving in meds. It was phenergren, deplore, and something else (supposed to help with the loss of feeling on my left side). Maybe even ask to see a headache specialist. Good luck
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