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After several doctor visit and referrals to neurosurgeons, I was finally referred to pain management, only after my insurance has ceased and was not able to afford new insurance, it has been 2 years and I am still experiencing headaches from severe to moderate, shoulder and neck pain, I usually can only handle holding my head up for about 30 to 45 minutes before I have to lay down, the neck starts feeling strained and shoulder starts hurting, my current doctor has put me on maxalt and propranal
I spoke to a women from wishes and rainbows who shared with me her period of living with it(great way to put it above) vs surgery and what it did for her and pls don't stp.
so sorry u r not doing as well as anticipated. May I ask how soon after ur surgery did u go back to work and what activity is required to do ur job? How many hours a week do u work? Do u take time to relax?...do u feel stressed?.....have u been checked for other related issues...granted ur post op visit went well, but did the NS say y he thought u may still be having HAs like this? Try a good soak in a warm tub and a warm heating pad on ur shoulders and neck area..
it becomes a race btw the Maxalt and the migraine, I have had anywhere from 15-18 per month, also have to use strong coffee and ice pack or it's just a waste of the Maxalt and sometimes it takes another tab to get rid of it completely. So, you can answer me or not, just thought i'd toss the Maxalt out there in case you hadn't tried those yet.
After that, every time the air pressure would drop suddenly from weather changes(frequent here in Western WA), his face/head pain would start like a cluster headache with his upper molars aching on one side, then the facial nerve would get involved and he'd have trigeminal neuralgia, tinnitis, one eye would blur, and he often lost the hearing in one ear. And then the global head pain would come on.
After that, every time the air pressure would drop suddenly from weather changes(frequent here in Western WA), his face/head pain would start like a cluster headache with his upper molars aching on one side, then the facial nerve would get involved and he'd have trigeminal neuralgia, tinnitis, one eye would blur, and he often lost the hearing in one ear. And then the global head pain would come on.
however where you are speaking of the classis vasospastic migraine wherein the veins and arteries dialate and then spasm shut....yes I am 100% convinced (personal opinion) that the coronary-vascular systems in our bodies do not differentiate between vessels. In other words for some one who is suffering vaso-spasm related desease....I feel its the same mechanism whether occuring in a carotid artery (supplying head blood flow) or coronary artery(supplying heart's flow) or other.....
I was suffering from major headaches, saw a doctor, they prescribed Tylenol w/codeine (migraines) and Maxalt. During the episdoes for past 3 weeks and until now it has affected my eyes. Migraines are gone. When I awake, my eyes go totally black, cannot see, takes a few seconds to focus. Then for rest day, I have moments when my vision goes completely tunnel, and becomes very foggy, stays like this for about 30 seconds to a minute, this is happening several times a day.
I was Born with a Congenital Heart Condition. At birth I had open heart surgery and had the transposition of the great vessels. I am a Mustard patient 1976 Dr. Shumway at Stanford. Never had any corrective service and have lived with it my whole life. Worked out most of my life weight lifting and did what kids do at a young age drink and experiment drugs but never any intravenously.
maxalt-mlt and axert. As an acute medication, I still have very good things to say about Maxalt-MLT. My preventative treatment plan currently includes: Topamax (the anticonvulsant) and Nadolol (the Beta Blocker) and Botox Injections. I also take anywhere from 300mg to 600mg of Magnesium a day and 300mg of Coenzyme Q10. My acute treatment plan is quite detailed.
We have tried inderal, depakote, topamax, elavil, and many other preventatives. We have also tried imitrex(tablets, nasal spray, and injections), maxalt, axert, frova, and pain meds like percocet. I recently took her to a new neurologist for a fresh start. He believes she also suffers from hemicrania continua and has added indocin to her migraine cocktail of topamax and elavil. He said that indocin has almost a 100% effective rate for hemicrania.
The cervical epidural and facet joint injections I had yesterday were fine in and of themselves, but today, my headache is about the worst I've ever had. I just took two doses of Maxalt and the pain is now bearable so that is good at least. I guess I have to get worse in order to get better. I am looking forward to being a functioning part of society and my family in the near future. I am also starting Elavil tonight at bedtime, but am unsure what kind of relief it will give my pain.
Last year at 33 I had right shoulder surgery. I was bouncing back slower and slower. I've had cognitive issues for at least 7 years. Issues with motor skills for the past few years ever worsening by the week now. I've had numbness in my fingers and hands for appx 5 years. With all this I just kept on trucking. Working hard. Staying active. Healthy diet. This year since January I've gained ALMOST 30 lbs, then in April I began have debilitating neck pain and stiffness.
I did an extremem makeover on myself without surgery, I tell everyone (hair, makeup, body and attitude...) Topomax works for many things. Just be careful. I am dropping the WElbutrin to see if that picks my appetite back up a little so I can maintain a size 4. Size 22 to size 4 in 3 years... Ya gotta love it... Oh, even my EX-husband doesn't recognize me... :-) Live well, all....
I have tried basically every kind of preventative in the book and I now take Maxalt and Vicodine and compazine or phenergan and other preventatives and toradal.. I basically have migraine everyday. Two days ago I became rather disoriented with it and thought I was on the floor instead of the stairs. I reached for something and fell on the landing backwards. I then decided to go to the ER. I have torn the ligaments in my ankle and have to see a surgeon.
If your Doctor is aware of the potential side effects of Tramadol and Maxalt and you are being closely monitored, then I apologize for alarming you. If not, you definitely need to talk to him/her about it. Should you decide to discontinue one of these drugs before speaking with your Doctor, the Maxalt would be the one. Don't stop taking the Tramadol. It has to be tapered down.
I ate chocolate throughout the day and was fine. I went to bed and got up again and wanted some ice cream. I had some Breyer's Cookies and Cream Ice Cream along with chips. I like the sweet and salty together. Well about 8 hours later I paid for this with the start of a migraine. I took the migraine medication and nipped it in the bud before it was real bad. The relpax gives good results and quickly. I noticed the pain around 7 a.m. and took the medication at 8:45 a.m..
Forgot to mention, haven't taken a maxalt sinse I got my new neuro and went strict organic vegan w no grains for 8 weeks to look for food triggers, so far, only known triggers are drastic temp changes or storms hormone fluctuations, cig smoke, and alcohol- I appreciate you and your time!
I also have found great success with Maxalt-MLTs. Although, everyone is different and all of the triptans on the market have been proven effective in clinical trials, so if you do have migraines then please discuss with your doctor which triptan would be the most appropriate in your situation. The only problem that I note here with treating these headaches with triptans, if the headaches do turn out to be migraines, is that triptans may be contraindicated.
last year and my eye was healthy. I have been seeing an ent and have had deviated septum surgery a month ago. I am currently taking Nasacort nasal spray daily to figure out if that will help my allergies and maybe stop the headaches. He says that if that doesn't work, he wants to do allergy testing next. My medical dr. says that I have migraines and she prescribed Maxalt, which is the only thing that stops the pain. I been taking Maxalt for 2 years now.
I had sinus surgery last week and I have been taking one Hydro per day for pain. I think I have a Migraine Headache, my head hurts so bad it feels like it might come off! I was wondering if I could take my RX prescription for Maxalt with Hydros? Thanks so much!
I was in a carwreck and had MRIs. I did physical therapy and was able to avoid surgery and relieve the pain. That was about 10 years ago. I rarely have any neck pain now. Does anyone have a similar experience or any ideas? Thank you!
My daughter just had tmj surgery and I know the pain she had, and it was only on one side. She had a hard time finding a doctor that could do the kind of surgery she needed because it was so bad. She found one in Charlotte NC and he did an excellent job. It was tough the first two weeks but now she is so much better. They made sure she had the right kind of pain meds to keep her from suffering. The surgery took about 4 hours. She stayed in the hospitol one night.
I have been diagnosed with Arnold Chiari Malformation, herniation approximately 8mm/no syrinx. I am in the process of considering surgery, and am having vision prblems, such as flashing lights, loss of peripheral vision, and almost migraine like headaches..never had them before. I have always had headaches, but never the visual problems that I am having now.
The topamax was weaned off, started on Amitryptaline, Magnesium Oxide, and Riboflavin. In addition I have recently been given Maxalt and Reglan. In August following another MRI an AVM was found on left perieatal lobe.Continue on Amitryptaline and last week stated Verapamil because the headaches continued on. I had 12 in a four week span. I'm wondering if there needs to be something done with the AVM or different medication all together. I have missed work and this is just out of control.
Also, I have never heard of porphyria, but as far as I could tell, it is a hereditary type of thing and I have never heard of this in my family... I did try the Maxalt for the 'migraine' headaches and saw no improvement. I think neuro sort of looked at me, at my age, and my thyroid problems (which he seemed to feel the main culprit), then heard that my father gets migraines and sort of lumped it all together given that migraines run in families.
I am 36 and had a complete hysterectomy 1 year and a half ago for endometriosis. In September of 2006, the pain returned intermittently, and not as painful. So my gyn did a lap and found nothing.Two weeks after the surgery I was cleaning my house & since then the pelvic pain is constant, sometimes is in my lower back as well and varies in intensity. Since then I a had a cystoscopy and am waiting for a colonoscopy.
Since my surgery(I'm 7 weeks post op) I've been getting the headaches/migraines about once every two weeks. I take maxalt and fiorinal and the maxalt works much better. The fiorinal does not make a huge difference, so I rarely take it.
If I take medication when I hurt, the doctors start talking about the possibility of rebound headaches and medication overuse. If I don't take the medication when I hurt, the doctors scold me and start talking about pain cycles and ask me if I "like pain" and act like I'm stupid or something. It gets really confusing. So... it's this constant balancing act of trying to figure out when to take medication for acute pain and when not to take medication for acute pain.
I have had brain surgery in the past. After the surgery, I had less responsive eye pupils and they were uneven. I did not have any headaches tho, until a few years ago. The headaches are pretty much unbearable. And it's horrible because I get them from almost anything and it's a daily battle! A few years ago (years after brain surgery), my eyes became sensitive to light and smells. Even vibrations, like a car engine!
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