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AngMichelle
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   Posted 3/13/2007 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to the ER for a pain shot after dealing with a horrible migraine and puking. He said "narcotics are good for treating pain" Migraines are a totally different type of pain and narcotics don't help them. YOu just get hight, knock out and wake up with another headache. you will get addicted to the medication...blahh blahh. (luckly he did give me a shot)
THen my mom starts talkingabout how I'm addicted to pain medications. I told her, right now, I may be a bit dependant on them. SHe was me go to to a "controlled envioronment" to get these drugs out of my system......
all the way home she talks about sending me to a year long inpatient program because I have a problem with depression, and pain medications.
I HAVE A MEDICAL PROBLEM, I do not need to be in some rehab place for a year. I told her I would go to pain magangment, counceling(tomorrow), and a nutrionist. I just got a job I start yesterday. I really want things to start getting better...but tonight I felt like I was being punished for something I can't controll. I have cried all night long, not much help with a migraine.
Then, they just coundn't uderstand why I was crying, so they said I have emotional issues........
I'm so tired. I jjust want to be well.
They don't understand that my migraine may NEVER go away and no doctor anywhere may be able to help me.
what do you do with imitrex,phenergan,toradol,and prevents. don't work.
Is it wrong to take narcotics when nothing else works.
I'm just so frustrated, angry, tired,exhausted.
thanks for letting me vent.
Ang
DX-Migraines:Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome:Kidney stones: IBS:Ulcers:Depression/Anxiety:Non-Epileptic Seizures:Buldging Disc:Joint pain (I'm only 22!!)
 
Surgeries- two jaw surgeries, appendectomy, numerous lap. surgeries, ovarian cyst removals
 
Meds: ProzAC 20mg, Klonopin 1mg BID , Ambien 10mg
(PRN- Imitrex INJ, Pherergan, Stadol NS, DiaStat,)
 
May God give you a reason to smile today, an extra reason to laugh, and bring joy to your soul.


AngMichelle
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 932
   Posted 3/13/2007 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
PS: AREN"T GOOD
sorry I did read before posting
going to try a sleep with this nubain now
DX-Migraines:Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome:Kidney stones: IBS:Ulcers:Depression/Anxiety:Non-Epileptic Seizures:Buldging Disc:Joint pain (I'm only 22!!)
 
Surgeries- two jaw surgeries, appendectomy, numerous lap. surgeries, ovarian cyst removals
 
Meds: ProzAC 20mg, Klonopin 1mg BID , Ambien 10mg
(PRN- Imitrex INJ, Pherergan, Stadol NS, DiaStat,)
 
May God give you a reason to smile today, an extra reason to laugh, and bring joy to your soul.


Annuk
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 1308
   Posted 3/14/2007 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi AngMichelle,

I am sorry for what you are going through at the moment. I know how low this condition can get you, and how relentless it can be. I have had it for 30 years myself!! Which is more years than you have been alive! You may find what I am about to say hard to take, but I am only stating fact and what I have experienced myself.

Please read on to the end of this as I have your best interests at heart!........... because the pain has worn you down so much you will find all of this hard to grasp, but I will try to take you through it a step at a time. Firstly it is a sad fact that the very meds that we take for the pain are actually making the pain worse and increasing the frequency and intensity of the attacks. I am talking about the narcotic meds! Yes this has happened to me and I will not touch them now!!!(This is a personal decision) I might add that this happens when we take more and more of them trying to get rid of the pain!!!!

Secondly, if we do not slow down and try to ride out some of the attacks a bit, and carry on taking more and more of the narcotic meds we are feeding this problem. I know because I did it!!!

In the end we find ourselves in a dreadful state demanding more and more meds from the ER or Docs who by now are refusing us, and our family members are accusing us of being addicted and wanting us in rehab thinking, well goodness knows what they are thinking!!!!!

This is all because we are breaking our hearts desperate to bring an end to the pain which as you rightly say that we have no control of!!!!!!

There are no easy or simple solutions here, but the best way forward that I can see is to find a good Headache Specialist and follow his/her recommendations. It may just be worth talking to your parents about the sort of help that would support your headaches whilst ridding your system of the narcotic meds, now that would be worth a lot to you and you would feel so much better for it!!!! The Headache Specialist should help you do this!!!!!

Hang in there AngMichelle, take care

Ann
Co-Moderator of the Migraine/Headache Forum


somedayishere
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 3/18/2007 11:47 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Annuk,

    First I have to say I cannot even imagine what it would be like to deal with migraines for 30 yrs.You must have gone through so much.I am also sorry that the ER doc gave you a hard time. There is nothing worse than going to the ER feeling so miserable and the getting a hard time on top of it.

    I have learned much about the controversy of the narcoctic medication  and come face to face with it also each time I end up in the ER. What is so confusing to me is that some docs are okay with giving them and others are so against it .

    There seems to be no middle ground.In your experience do think the narcotics are a viable solution for some people or do you think it is just a short term "fiX' that inevitably leads to a bigger problem? Also if you reufse the narcotics what have you found that helps ?

    Hope you are feeling somewhat better by now.

 

Melissa

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