An awesome cure for a migraine headache

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   Posted 8/26/2006 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah  I have had migraines for 16 years now, initiated by the brain surgery I had.  I have found out, during one really bad episode of a migraine, what to do if it won't go away or it is so bad you cannot function.  I went to the ER of our hospital and they did what they called "a fast drip IV" which is where they put an IV into your hand, it drips fast and feels cool in your body.  I am here to tell you that a one week migraine went away in 15 minutes!!!!!!  Yes, in 15 minutes it was gone.  So now when my headaches are out of control, I go to the hospital and ask for one.  what causes migraines, they told me, is that the bloodstream becomes dehydrated.  I didn't understand that because I always have a beverage going.  But this doesn't go into your digestive system but the fluid goes directly into your bloodstream.  If you ever have a migraine that won't go away with simple meds, go to your hospital emergency room and ask for a fast drip IV.
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 8/27/2006 6:08 AM (GMT -6)   


Thanks for the post. I will keep that in mind. Without insurance though, I do the next best thing....cold shower and then stand in front of a fan and sometimes, sticking my head in the freezer while deep breathing. I have never felt cold while having a migraine. After about 10 minutes, I get a shiver down my back and the migraine stops. Next time, I will drink a glass of ice water too. tongue Thanks again!


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Date Joined Jul 2004
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   Posted 8/27/2006 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Interesting. I've never heard in my life (the blood dehydration). My first textbook classic migraine hit me when i was in 7th grade. Of course, i had no idea what was going on and it scared me 'cause it was pretty brutal.
What's odd -and i've never come across this either- is that (unless it's part of the blocked out memories) i never had another until i was around 18 or 19. And now i get one every frelling day.
You know, yours may be somewhat atypical, if the catalyst was a type of brain surgery.
I was in the E.R., and nothing was helping, and this was 10.0 on the migraine richter scale, shot of demerol did nothing; and then i was put on an I.V. of compazine, ten minutes later it was gone. And i was watching the clock, it was 10 minutes. I felt like someone who had made a pilgrimage to that fountain (i forget it's name) and been healed.
Compazine was part of my regular meds, to control the naeusea, and i looked at this doctor in astonishment.
He told me that compazine reacts differently in the body according to how it's introduced. So you can see, it makes me curious what was in your I.V. I mean, they can't just give you water, a neutral I.V. is usualy Ringers (my dad's a paramedic) and at the moment -'cause yes i have a migraine right now and it blows my apart my thought process- i can't remember what's in a Ringers solution.

Anyway, i'm exceedingly glad it worked out so well for you, and it's truly an interesting story.

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