Retiree, just wanted to update you on the Lidocaine NS - so far, not so great. I think if my pain was in the front part of my head (my forehead), it would be great. For me, however, my pain is behind one of my eyes (usually my left eye), in the center of my head. For that, the numbing effect of the Lidocaine just doesn't seem to help. It has been a frustrating week - you can read my (long) post about trouble getting a med refilled. I am so frustrated and some days feel like everyone is looking at me like I am some kind of weirdo, just wanting meds. What I want to scream to all of them is: I would gladly trade the migraine pain, nausea, vomiting, exhaustion, etc. (and actually the fright of having it even when I don't have it) for never having to put another pill in my mouth for anything. I guess I must be different than most - just as with alchol, I never get any kiind of good feeling from the meds (for years, I couldn't understand what was so great about drinking because all it ever did to me was make me sleepy - boy, was I a great date! ha!). I get sleepy and grumpy from the meds, but never a "feel good" feeling. So.......I will trade the meds for no pain anytime the offer comes up. I will especially trade being looked at like and treated like I am scum of the earth wanting great meds. I HATE IT!!! Anyway, this is way more than you asked for but just needed to vent.
Hope you are having a great, headache free day! Thanks for responding!
DX: Migraines since June, 2006, kidney stones
RX: Daily - Verapamil, Trileptal
PRN: Relpax, Prednisone, Dilaudid, Lortab, Lidocaine Nasal Spray