kissfan: There are so many of us on here that can relate to what you are going through. All of us respond differently to every med and some respond better than others. Some would say that taking a Demerol shot every week is not the answer. That is true - it is not the best way to live; however, until you find a med that prevents your headaches and/or one that aborts them that does not require a trip to the ER, then, what is your choice? I absolutely don't like taking any meds but......when the choice is living for several days every week with a migraine or taking the meds, my choice is easy. We all have to decide for ourselves, individually, what we are willing to put up with. I have three children, ages 17, 13, and 9, and I simply cannot afford to lose 3 days or so every week to a migraine. I am on preventatives and my neurologist continues to change them, change dosages, etc. but still have migraines.
My best advice is to find a neurologist who knows migraines and start working with him. Time is the enemy - it takes so much time and energy to deal with this. I will say, my migraines are better than they were one year ago but who knows - I seem to find a med that works and it will work for awhile and then it quits working. I think there are many on here that have the same problem.
Anyway, just wanted to tell you that I understand what you are going through. Hang in there. Keep us posted. If nothing else, we are all here to allow you to vent whenever you need to.
DX: Migraines since June, 2006, kidney stones
RX: Daily - Verapamil, Trileptal
PRN: Relpax, Prednisone, Dilaudid, Lortab, Lidocaine Nasal Spray