Adria Posted May 14, 2009 Report Share Posted May 14, 2009 I went to the neurologist today and she informed that the only thing that she can offer me for my migraine headaches is fioricet and some physical therapy for my neck. She is not comfortable prescribing the narcotics that my previous neurologist and primary care doctor have given me in the past. She wants me to prove that the fioricet does not work before realizing that she is going to have to go down the narcotic path. At least that is my great hope. I cannot take SSRIs because I am bipolar and they can trigger manic episodes. I am allergic to Imitrex and Elavil causes my heart rate to go into the 200s. Two more classes of drugs that I cannot have. I have tried DHE nasal spray and could not tolerate the extreme dizziness, nausea and sinus pressure it created. It also did not take my headache away. I have also struck out with anti-seizure medications. I am stuck in a rut and I do not know what to do. You know it's bad when even your neurologist admits that she is greatly pessimistic as to her ability to help resolve my headaches due to my drug sensitivities. It just makes me wonder what I am supposed to do. Just keel over give into insane pain levels twice a week for the rest of my life even though there is one class of drugs out there that will help me. I cannot afford to keep going back to the hospital for migraines. I need another solution. Please let me know what works for your migraine headaches so that I can see what other medications are out there. I would appreciate both medicine and non-medicine solutions that you have found helpful including but not limited to herbal supplements. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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