Dilaudid question

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LB
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   Posted 11/12/2007 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
For those of you who take Dilaudid for a severe headache, what form of medication do you have, pill or suppository? What are your thoughts on this medication?
 
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Tikitana
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   Posted 11/13/2007 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I take 4mg dilaudid pills for severe migraines, in addition to my Zomig 5mg and Toradol 10 mg.  Dilaudid sometimes makes me a little nauseous but most of the time it does take away the pain, although it does take at least an hour or more for it to work for me.  It also makes me hyper most of the time.  I try to sleep, but I will be up all night.  My doctor tried me on Fentora because of the side effects, but my insurance denied the pre-authorization because it is for "Cancer pain" and since I did not have a diagnoses of cancer, they would not approve...Fentora worked so well!  I had releif in 10 mins.  Oh well, I'm back on dilaudid and try not to take it after 5pm if I can help it.  Overall, I would say it works pretty well...eventually.

LB
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   Posted 11/13/2007 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Tikitana,

Thanks for your input. I was prescribed Dilaudid suppositories and had to take one last night for a migraine. The Migranal nasal spray did not help. The Dilaudid made me vomit and didn't even take the pain away. I suffered for 12 hours last night. After 12 hours I took 3 Advil and fell asleep finally. I woke up an hour later and my pain was gone. I could not believe that Advil actually worked. How does that Toradol work for you? I was thinking since the Advil worked for me that Toradol may work. What do you think?

LB

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   Posted 11/13/2007 10:34 PM (GMT -7)   
If Advil helps you, you may want to try stronger NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs--advil is a common, though not very potent one). Toradol injections work very well for a lot of people. Orally, I've found Lodine and Relafen sometimes helpful.
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Tikitana
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   Posted 11/14/2007 12:49 AM (GMT -7)   

LB,

The toradol actually seems to help quite a bit if I take it with the Zomig at the start of the h/a, but if I wait to take it later if the pain gets worse, it only helps a little bit - just like most pain meds I guess (and I take the toradol orally).  If I take them together, I sometimes get relief from the h/a within 2 hours.  I have not tried any other of the meds that were mentioned above, so I couldn't comment on them.

As for the dilaudid - try eating something like crackers when you start to feel nauseous.  I know it sounds like the last thing you would want to do, but when it makes me feel sick, I've found that snacking on wheat thins or something makes me feel better - believe it or not!  I hope that works, but I'm sorry to hear that it gave you no relief - what was the strenghth?  My neuro started me on 2mg and it didn't do anything for me, but 4mg seems to work.   

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