I'm been using the MIGRANOL Nasal Spray, and it's been working like a charm. My Dad talked with a nurse from the ER the other day, at a social event, and she said that the doctor I had was the only one that uses the DHE(MIGRANOL). Apparently, it is a long-standing treatment, but most doctors either don't know about it, or are "give 'm a pain shot and get 'm out of the E/R" kind of doctors. Do the minimum treatment (whatever is the fastest) and move on to the next patient. Treat 'um and street 'um.
In order to use the DHE, you have to get hooked up to an IV of saline, then slowly get injected with four medications (benedryl, compazine, and toradol), the last being the DHE. The process takes about two hours, as opposed to a half hour for a narcotic pain shot. With the longer process, I'm pretty well comatose by the time I leave. I will sleep a long time, but have no sign of headache returning when I wake up.
I've been using the individual abortive successfully, and I feel so less stressed out, knowing I've that I have the ability to cut the migraine off at the pass. It's been so long since my PCP cut off my last abortive and emergency pain medications(they were narcotics), it is so great to have that pressure off my mind. I'm so sick of doctors who don't have the stones to medicate patients without having to think about the DEA first.
Anyway, things are on the upswing for my migraines!!
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