Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I spent a good 6 hours in the ER yesterday. Despite lots of medications they never really got on top of my pain. The prescription my doctor called in was for Tylenol 3. She doesn't want to give me another triptan and she doesn't think any of the other stuff will work for me so she just wants to try to treat the pain from a distance. She said, unsolicited, that she can't write for a narcotic from Virginia because she would need to sign the prescription. I didn't know we were there. I thought we would spend the next couple of weeks trying different rescue meds not trying to cover up my pain.

This situation continues to get worse. I can't manage without a rescue. I don't know what to do here. I'm so scared.

Today I'm going to try to get an appointment with the neurologist I saw back in July at Mayo. At least he is here and maybe can offer some help.


  1. Hoping you get some relief from the local neuro.

    My rescue medication is dilaudid. This is just so if I am in a situation where I CAN'T get to an emergency room, I don't have to suffer for hours. It's not for me to take daily - in fact if I have to take strong painkillers more than two days in a row The Headache gets worse.

    Hoping you get something better than Tylenol #3. I have similar issues with little pain relief even in ER's - I get fentanyl if I can - it is out of your body in 2o minutes so it is not effective if you have to relieve more that very acute pain.

  2. Ugh, I"m so sorry this is happening to you. I hope you can get the care you need, and soon. :/

  3. I hope you get help! I will pray that you do.

  4. Are the triptans truly effective?

    To me the side effects were not worth it, as they never helped much anyway. I say...avoid 'em! They're evil in my book. Haha.

    Just take the narcotics for now...and lots of ice til you get home!!!

    Sorry honey!!!

  5. Sending you good wishes Migrainista.

  6. Oh no! I hope you can see the neuro from the Mayo. At this point *anything* that can be done simply MUST be done.

  7. Oh honey. I'm sorry things are so rough for you right now. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings.

  8. I'm wishing you the best right now, and hoping the neuro can DO something! Can't they just find out what is going on already! It's so frustrating,
    waiting for help and relief. I hope you are feeling better SOON!

  9. Bless your heart! Is the neuro you see at Mayo one of their Migraine specialists? Neurologists aren't necessarily Migraine specialists. Unfortunately, many of us have found that great even neurologists can't always help with Migraines.

    I hope you get the help you need soon. If there's ever anything I can do for you, please get in touch?

    Teri Robert