Severe Headaches?

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  1. bertito

    bertito The greatest composer who ever lived.

    I have similar symptoms and yes, they do vanish for a short period of time. I am enjoying a well deserved break from these headaches and getting ready for the inevitable: "their return".


  2. jesseandalison

    jesseandalison New Member

    my nuro friday put me on imitrex shots for cluster headaches!
    within 15 min of a shot there gone,and for about 2 days.
  3. Skiqueen25

    Skiqueen25 New Member

    Sorry for your pain. Unfortunately, I dont have an answer for you, my wife has mm and has had a bad head pain for months now. It never ends for her. We have somehow convinced her regular dr. to give her percocet (which thus far is the ONLY thing that helps at all). Her MM specialist says it isnt MM related and to talk to the regular dr. So, we are at wits end with the same type of problem. I hope you you find a solution, if you do, please share.
  4. Gina05

    Gina05 Guest

    I'm don't get Clusters anymore, but my niece, who is a nurse, gets migraines all the time.
    She was prescribed Oral Imetrex, and it helps a lot.

    Good luck to you!!
  5. jesseandalison

    jesseandalison New Member

    the oral imatrex can take between 2-4 hours to work.
    the imatrex shot about 30 sec. and if you need another you can take it in 1 hour and it seems to solve it better and faster for me.
    but the shot hurts like hell! I would rather give blood 3 times a year than have one imatrex shot!
    also oxygen at around 14 lpm helps for a short time while wating for the imatrex pill to kick in.
    hope this helps and finds you coping well
  6. carolyn33

    carolyn33 New Member

    I started the botox shots in th nerves in my head for my migraines. I had 10 a few weeks ago. Seem to be working... Just approved by the FDA
  7. jesseandalison

    jesseandalison New Member

    thats great news i'm glad the fda is approving new migraine meds
    my nuro started me on verapamil and indomethacin a few months ago i took them for 2-3 weeks and my bad migraines went away,
    last night had a bad attack and took each and this morning feel great!
    another one for my med diary i guess.
  8. Intrepid

    Intrepid New Member

    Is it Verapamil that is helping you or the combo?
  9. bulldogs

    bulldogs New Member

    Jesse: bad attack last night, is that a migraine attack or mm attack?

    I remember when when this started for me, my dr said lets stop the migraines and than tackle the mm, 240 mg of verapamil a day and I have maybe had 1 headache in a year as where I used to have them every day.

    Don't take it anymore but if the headaches come back I will be back on it quickly. My dr wanted to combine Celexa and verapamil but we just went verapamil and it worked.

    This coming from a man whose diet consisted of 6-8 mountain dew a day. Haven't had caffeine in 2 years, I now use Viagra to keep me up-- lol
  10. jesseandalison

    jesseandalison New Member

    viagra lol thats great !

    I'm curenty back to my mm symptoms but the other night i had a bad migrain and took imatrex with no help so several hours later i took the vera and it helped woke in night and bad migrain took vera and indo and awoke feeling better than i had all month.

    i think i will start taking my vera one a day again and maybe slowly start the indo again.
    the mm i think is the caffeine and salt, Ive been slipping a little
  11. carolyn33

    carolyn33 New Member

    My Migraines don't have anything to do with my MM either. I've had the migraines since I was 25. The botox for now is working the best.
  12. Gina05

    Gina05 Guest

    I get migraines when I'm in the sun too long, opera when my allergies are kicking in.

    Nothing helps but a cool dark place and water, water, water!

    I hope everyone is doing well today!

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