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    greatmomx3 posted:
    Hi, I have been a migraine sufferer for 35 years now and have been put through numerous tests as well as medications and doctors. Right now I take 4 Fioricet with codeine daily and sometimes hydrocodone. When my migraine gets to be severe, I go in for IV therapy that consists of a unit of fluids (dehydration), Depakote, Decadron, Zofran, Toradol and Demerol. This "cocktail" seems to work for me. Most have been added in the last 10 years but I have been taking Fioricet with codeine for 35 years. My problem is that I have had a continuous migraine for 7 weeks now with no relief from any of my routine medications. Any suggestions of what else to try?
    Thanks in advance!!
     
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    editor_morgan responded:
    Hi greatmomx3,

    My heart goes out to you. 35 years of chronic migraines is unimaginable. You must have such strength in order to cope with that. ((hugs))

    Have you called your doctor to let them know that you've had a migraine for 7 weeks?

    Here are links to information on WebMD that you might find helpful:


    When to Call the Doctor About Your Migraines or Headaches

    Support & Resources --Here WebMD provides information about experts, support groups, and advocacy agencies that will help on your path to migraine relief. You are not alone.


    Treatment & Care (Migraines Health Center)


    Tips to Manage Your Migraines
    Living & Coping with Migraines

    Prevent Migraines and Headaches by Managing Stress

    Relaxation Techniques for Migraines and Headaches

    Please keep us posted on how you're doing.



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