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    Can't tollerate this pain level
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    2muchfinpain posted:
    PLEASE HELP! I'm in severe migraine pain 1 1/2 - 2 weeks out of the month. Below is a list of things I can't take due to medical probs i have.
    Triptans like Imatrex- gives me chest pain
    Beta blockers- cuz I have chronic bronchitus
    I have tried massive doses of ibuprophen (Dr. said it works just as good as fiorinal with codiene-hah- big lie)
    Neurontin-or it's similar gabapentin didn't work
    amyltriptaline made me gain weight and I'm already 100 pounds overweight! AND it didn't prevent or stop my migraines.
    lyrica made me so sleepy all I wanted to do was sleep.
    Cymbalta made me depressed- severely & tired & angry.
    The only thing that has ever taken my migraines 100% away is the fiorinal with codiene, but it is being discontinued as a migraine med and now I'm in terrible pain- what are they going to do with those of us that can't take other meds because of the side effect or existing medical problems.
    I have glaucoma -very bad so, I can't take anything that has eye pressure or blurry as a side effect.
    I have chronic bronchitus
    I can't take anything that can make you depressed or anxious.
    I have an ulcer
    is there ANYTHING that will 100% take away my migraines that I CAN take- keeping my limitations in mind- HELP! I want my life back! I have to lie in bed with ice on my head- for days at a time. I can't even watch TV or cook- my migraines are level 9 1/2 (10 I consider to be passing out). Thanks. P.S. I have tried feverfew, vitamins, staying away from chocolate, cheese & tomatoes.I really don't understand why I'm being taken off something that has worked for me for 20 years! thanks
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    allie_bf responded:
    Have you talked with your doctor about Botox for migraine relief? You might be a candidate since you are having so many migraine days per month. There are still preventative drugs that you haven't referenced above (e.g. calcium channel blockers, such as verapamil,) but it sounds like you have already failed a lot of the other standard therapies.


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