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I have migraine problems that are practically a daily problem. Last night I got the worst one I've ever had, and holy crap I didn't think it was possible for a head to hurt that bad.
I took a vicodin at about 5pm, it seemed to help the headache, but about 6 my headache was coming on strong. I should have taken my relpax (rescue migraine meds) then, but I only had 2 left and they are really expensive... only take them when needed. At 6, take half a percocet. It gets worse. I'm continously putting ice-packs on my head and trying to not move or listen to any sounds, it's like I could feel the blood pulsing through my veins, I hurt so **** bad. I started to go to sleep at about 8, but the pain was too strong to go to sleep. I can take 1 to 2 percocet as needed, so I thought one more would surely knock the pain out. It doesn't. Finally at about 9 I take my rescue migraine meds because I couldn't stand the pain. It did help some, it at least knocked the pain down to where I could sleep some. I still woke up at about 10 and needed to take my last relpax. I have NEVER had to take my meds like that, I've never had to resort to taking 2 relpax. Usually percocet knocks the pain down to nothing, but last night was seriously as if someone was performing surgery on my brain with no pain meds. It HURT. Oh my lord it hurt.
I'm out of a job atm and now I need to get these rescue meds, that are really expensive. Depending on the pharmacy, they are 40 to 60 bucks a pill. I went on the company website and found out I may be eligible for free or discounted meds through my doctor, so I'm going to look into that today because those are the only things that can save my migraines. I was so drugged last night, thankfully my parents watched Lily for me, because I couldn't function. I was so loopy with the meds, but oh man I hurt!
Aww that sucks! I hope you can work something out! DH suffers from migraines and Abby gets em too sometimes, but they aren't as bad as yours. Good luck!
Thanks Miss! Well I will actually be getting insurance here soon (thank God) and they do cover my meds. In the meantime I'm going to see what the company can do for me, but now I don't have to worry about conserving those meds for when I get past my breaking point, I can take them before to stop it from getting to that point. Right now I am completely out of those meds so I am going to try to be seriously careful about triggering the headaches. It's hard, because I don't know what really sets them off, but good sleep, good diet, and no alcohol helps. I rarely drink, but it can somewhat trigger a migraine for me. If I get a migraine like that without those meds I have no idea what I'm going to do, because I swear it hurts to breathe when my pain is that bad, ugh.
What does your DH do about his migraines? Does he watch for triggers, rely on pain meds, rescue meds, etc?
DH actually refuses any hardcore meds. He doesn't like feeling loopy and even hydrocodone doesn't do a THING for him. He keeps some extra strength Excedrin on hand and retreats to our bedroom and lays down and does not come out for hours and hours. He says he "just deals with it". Men! He's all tough about his migraines but No real triggers, some food triggers but that's rare. He's had a horrible one come from Dove Chocolates, and one from lasagna, but we eat lasagna all the time and nothing.
Sometimes he can tell if one is coming on if the rest of his body is hurting in a certain way. He has Fibro and when his shoulder starts hurting weird the nerves start acting up and trigger a migraine.
He said his migraines have gotten easier to deal with as he's gotten older (he's 35). He's telling me stories right now of his migraines and holy crap he did have it pretty bad. Not being able to sleep for two days and no meds worked at all. Ended up in a hospital trip! Not pretty!
Glad you're getting insurance! I can't even begin to imagine the pain migraines can bring, but I can gather they are pretty disabling.