A nurse from my insurance co calls me every couple months to help me think...

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  • Have you tried Voirin at the end of Slavia?

  • I would live in the ER if I went by this. I've had a migraine for 244 days now. No one seems to know how to help me.

  • Ha! I'd be tempted to go that often just so the insurance can pay for it since it's their employee providing the advice. It's terrible the ways insurance companies treat us.

  • Not sure what you mean?

  • That is what I do not want.

  • I do not like being put in a coma state, they offer no answers. So I just get by.

  • The meds from the hospital are so strong that they literally take days if not weeks to get over! In that time, the migraine just comes back. And, you're exposed to oodles of sideways glances as they assume you're another junkie looking for drugs. Plus you get to be exposed to more viruses than you ever wanted. Ugh. I have to be desperate to go to the hospital.

  • I don't know where you are located. I'm in central New Jersey. I spent eleven days in the hospital back in September. I feel they overdosed me on meds because I can't remember 4 days I was there. And I still left with the migraine and an infection in my arm from one of the nine IV's they gave me. I'm petrified to go back. But I have had times where it absolutely helped. I think it was the hospital I went to. It's one of the "teaching" hospitals here in NJ. Not that it should make a difference but I feel they didn't know what they were doing. I had to correct the nurses most of the time. I should have received meds every eight hours but they would come and give me meds at 5 or 6 hours. Sometimes I was sleeping and they would give me meds when the shift before had just given me meds a couple hours earlier. It was a mess. And then they let me drive myself home. I was in no shape to drive but they said I was fine. I usually never go to that hospital but I was told that's where I should go.

  • Fb has you tagged in central Florida. There is a headache clinic that has helped me more than the last 20 years of neurologists

  • Will look into it. Thanks.

  • Good luck.

  • If nothing else they will hydrate you if you can get a standing saline Iv order from your Dr.

  • My neurologist has an Infusion Clinic that he uses, so if my migraine pain is over a 7 for more than 3 days and my at home meds aren't touching it then I have them treat me. It is much more effective than an ER

  • oh that sounds awesome! If for nothing more than hydration. I have trouble keeping even water down sometimes.

  • My neuro told me on day 3 of a migraine to call her office and get a steroid dose pak. It works. Before I knew about that, I would go to ER with migraine only when a) I couldn't stop vomiting or b) I couldn't stop crying bc of the pain

  • The 'roid rage is too much for me. And the lack of sleep kills me!

  • I'm sorry! I didn't have that issue

  • Count yourself very, very lucky!!

  • What's the medication and dose ? I've tried that. What's the long term steroid side effects?