Post Edited (korbnep) : 5/25/2007 11:13:08 AM (GMT-6)
Believe it or not, it's my gastroenterologist that prescribes all my meds, even for pain. I actually wish I had a neurologist so I could figure these migraines out. 2 Tramadol helped alot (doing much better since my first post). Would have taken a Firoicet but it drugs me up alot more than Tramadol, and I'm watching my 1 and 3 year olds, so had to pass on that.
Who prescribes your meds? Tramadol is pretty cheap and should be relatively easy to get a script for from your doc (even family physician should be able to prescribe that for you). Fioricet on the other hand might be a bit difficult to obtain. Worth asking for though, does the job no doubt!
Sorry, just noticed your edited post:
I get a migraine once every 10-14 days...on average. And you're correct, I'm not on any maintenance drugs at the moment. I've been out of work for the past year because of my ulcerative colitis and couldn't afford another doctor to prescribe that. But Monday I'm going to the county clinic to see a doctor for that very reason. Any maintenance drugs that you would suggest I ask for?
Thanks for all of the detailed information. I'll research all of those drugs tomorrow when I get a chance. Lamictal for one, I have already tried, for depression. Did a bit of good for that purpose, but had to stop due to high costs (costs were too high for its abilities). I'll look into all of the others though. Luckily for me, my day of having a migraine is over. The last pill seemed to knock it out completely (they usually last 36 hours, this one was 12, though it seemed like 120). Again, thanks for taking the time to inform me of the meds. It'll probably be a couple days before I repost on here, but I'll keep you informed on what the doc says. Take care.