I have had migraines since I was 13 years old. (for 25 years now so that makes me 38!) anyway, I used to get them 2-4 per month lasting 1-2 days. Since August I have been getting them 3-4 per week lasting as long as the entire week...
I have now had a migraine for 21 days today. I was put in the hospital on Tuesday for IV infusion of DHE, magnesium sulfate, steroids and tramadol for pain (which did nothing for the pain.) For some reason, the doctors refused to give me anything stronger for the pain even though the nurses agreed with me that I needed something.
I am also on Depakote 1500 mgs per day and the doctor started me on Topomax 50 mg in the hospital. SO, here I lay, day 5 of this, nothing helping and they are sending me home. Seems they can't continue on with the DHE without the risk of heart attack and basically they don't know what to do.
I am fed up, upset and disgusted by the whole experience. Why couldn't I even get pain control... that was the point of being admitted.........
Anyone have any suggestions? How do I deal with the pain? The nursing staff at the hospital suggested I see a new neurologist but I am being seen by the largest hospital staff in the area at the college. I would think they would be the best place... And my neurologist is a professor... shouldn't he know what he is doing?
Somebody help me!