I'm so sorry you had that experience. Demerol always gives me a headache and makes a headache worse if I already have it.
Have you ever tried Nubain or Stadol (im or iv)? these work well for migraine pain. Recently my jaw has been dislocated and I get diladid when they sedate me, and it really makes me sleepy. unless they only use 1 mg, then i'm fine.
Your lucky your urgant care, not just ER, give IV meds. Even at the ER, they won't give you IV meds where I live. Your lucky to get a shot IM.
I will say when I used the ER form filled out by my doctor, it did help alot. He specially wrote that toradol doesn't help, so I was able to bypass that one.
Also, as long as you and your doctors are getting along well, don't worry about
the nurses. My PCP is great, but his nurse will put words into his mouth sometimes. ONe time she told my mom to take me to a detox/rehab when I wanted a refill on a med, saying my doctor said this, well we talked to him and he said he would never suggest such a thing for me.
I will say this nurse is very good at what she does, but she gets too involved sometimes. So I just tell her as little as possible and try to talk directly to the doctor, even though sometimes that seems impossible.
I just had a Life Port Place (its like a permanent IV that can be accessed anytime) b/c of my recurrent dis
locations. Its great! The last time in the ER they stuck my 5 times int he neck alone, and hit an artery! So after many months of begging my PCP ordered the port. I used it for the first time yesterday, one stick and that was it. Just thought I'd share.
My advice would be don't worry about
what people think, or the stigma attacked to your pretreating program, and if it works for you go for it! You seem really lucky to have a good neuro and doc supporting you. That is lucky.
I really enjoy your post! Let me know how your feeling. Maybe you should list demerol as an allergy or causing an adverse reaction.
Best to you my friend,
DX-Migraines:PCOS(should have seen this list before!!)
Meds; imitrex inj, stadol ns PRN severe h/a
ProzAC 40mg, Klonopin 1mg BID , Ambien 10mg
PRN, Pherergan, Actiq 600mcg(fentanyl suckers) for migraine breakthrough pain
Doing engergy medicine!!!!
May God give you a reason to smile today, an extra reason to laugh, and bring joy to your soul.