I have always suffered from severe migraine. Just recently I have been diagnosed with Hemiplegic Migraine. For abortive treatment I have tried almost everything to no avail (NSAIDS, antiemetics, various steroids etc.) Triptans and ergotamines cannot be taken with hemiplegic migraine because of high risk of stroke. The only thing that takes the pain away is narcotics but no doctor will prescribe them unless I’ve been suffering for weeks and can barely move. Since being diagnosed four months ago I have went from 145lbs to 99lbs because I’m so sick. Any advice would be appreciated
Any doctor that would stand by and do nothing while you are suffering to the extent of losing nearly 50 pounds is utterly incompetent. Keep looking till you find one with some compassion. Have you tried going to the emergency room? I once had migraine that I couldn’t get under control with Imitrex so my doctor sent me to the ER to get better pain relief. I’m so sorry you have to suffer like this. I hope you can find someone that will help you.
on: 13th November 07