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Old 03-30-2014, 02:04 AM
 
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I think my experience with migraines for the past 18 years allows me to read the op's post see the similarities between me and her daughter and offer some good advice.

I'm not holding a gun to her head. She's free to do as she feels.

And yes, I do think since because she said herself that the painkillers weren't working that she should stop with the painkillers because they're addictive and she doesn't need her teenage daughter abusing them.

Painkillers just don't help migraines.
I'll take a doctor's opinion of a specific patient, over someone on the internet. Who says that the daughter is abusing the pain killers...just because your mind skips to that, doesn't make it so.

If the OP doesn't think that the current protocol is working, she needs to work with her trained physicians to find an answer. Not listen to a self-medicating, non MD on the internet.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:06 AM
 
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I'll take a doctor's opinion of a specific patient, over someone on the internet. Who says that the daughter is abusing the pain killers...just because your mind skips to that, doesn't make it so.

If the OP doesn't think that the current protocol is working, she needs to work with her trained physicians to find an answer. Not listen to a self-medicating, non MD on the internet.
I think txtqueen has a good point, but if a doctor prescribed narcotics, I'd look for another doctor. I'd want to get to the underlying reasons for the pain, not just cover it up with hard very addicting drugs.
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:02 PM
 
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I think txtqueen has a good point, but if a doctor prescribed narcotics, I'd look for another doctor. I'd want to get to the underlying reasons for the pain, not just cover it up with hard very addicting drugs.
They have an appointment with a specialist to get to the underlaying causes (I believe the OP said in 3 weeks)....but in the main time, proper pain management is not a bad idea.

If what the doctor is doing is not working for pain management, then you go back to the doctor and change things up....not self-medicate. Migraines can very radically from person to person - so someone that only has a self-professed MD because they may suffer from something similar should not be telling someone to go against their doctor. Sure, they might say, 'in my experience' that didn't work - or 'this did' - but to tell someone to ignore their doctor is just irresponsible.
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:06 PM
 
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They have an appointment with a specialist to get to the underlaying causes (I believe the OP said in 3 weeks)....but in the main time, proper pain management is not a bad idea.

If what the doctor is doing is not working for pain management, then you go back to the doctor and change things up....not self-medicate. Migraines can very radically from person to person - so someone that only has a self-professed MD because they may suffer from something similar should not be telling someone to go against their doctor. Sure, they might say, 'in my experience' that didn't work - or 'this did' - but to tell someone to ignore their doctor is just irresponsible.
I would suggest find another doctor if the doctor prescribed highly addictive drugs. Then pay attention to that one.

We all know that the easiest way to get addictive drugs is to shop around and find the "right" doctor or doctors and they'll prescribe just about anything. The opposite is also true, you can shop around and find one who doesn't resort to highly addictive drugs for everything that ails you.

I would definitely not want to risk a life of addiction when that can be avoided.
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:19 PM
 
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I'll take a doctor's opinion of a specific patient, over someone on the internet. Who says that the daughter is abusing the pain killers...just because your mind skips to that, doesn't make it so.

If the OP doesn't think that the current protocol is working, she needs to work with her trained physicians to find an answer. Not listen to a self-medicating, non MD on the internet.
Wow. I'll over night you a big box of midol...

First off I never said that her daughter was abusing them I said they CAN be addictive.
Secondly everything I use for my migraines can be bought at a grocery store. Please don't paint me to be a drug taking moron without a brain.

4) dealing with migraines or cluster headaches requires a lot of searching yourself to find triggers and what works for you.


That was a good effort though, you just didn't have what it took to try and be mean to me. Weak attempt.
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:18 PM
 
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You guys are arguing over an OP that is three years old.
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:19 PM
 
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They have an appointment with a specialist to get to the underlaying causes (I believe the OP said in 3 weeks)....but in the main time, proper pain management is not a bad idea.

If what the doctor is doing is not working for pain management, then you go back to the doctor and change things up....not self-medicate. Migraines can very radically from person to person - so someone that only has a self-professed MD because they may suffer from something similar should not be telling someone to go against their doctor. Sure, they might say, 'in my experience' that didn't work - or 'this did' - but to tell someone to ignore their doctor is just irresponsible.
Where did I declare my self-proclaimed MD?
If she's having migraines it's because the blood vessels are either too tight or too wide, which is what causes the pain... Yes, the narcotics mask the pain, they do not solve the problem. Which is why hot or cold works for migraines.

You don't need an MD to understand a little basic chemistry and how the body works. I only have a high school diploma and I think you feel threatened. It's ok, I'm pretty sure you know a lot about something I don't know much about, like being wrong.
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:22 PM
 
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You guys are arguing over an OP that is three years old.
What would this place be if we didn't keyboard battle over old news.

Hey let's argue about that one time I was angry at my mom.


KIDDING IM KIDDING haha txty made a funny
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:30 PM
 
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Has anyone had to deal with this? I am besides myself as I have never seen my daughter in so much pain or in such a dehabilitating condition. She just started experiencing severe migraines and it is very much affecting her life. It is taking weeks to get into a neurologist (for most the wait was months but I finally found one that said 3 weeks). I found her screaming in pain this weekend, she is on painkillers that do not help, her MRI was normal luckily however. She wakes up in the middle of the night in pain, the migrain medicine does help better than the pain killers, but then she is somewhat woozy the rest of the day. Wondering what other parents' experiences have been?
I have had migraines since I was a child. I am now a mom myself to a son who have migraines and have only recently gotten my migraines "under control"

here are a few things she can do...

stay hydrated.. drink enough water every day. look up the right water ammt for her weight. its not the same for everyone..

don't skip meals

see if she is clenching or grinding teeth at night. if she is a night guard can help.. you can look at her throughout the night to see if she is.

It may be directly related to her menstrual cycle.. you can chart this to see

look into food intolerance. there are certain foods or additives that may be causing the migraines.

change meds.. over the years I have tried A LOT of different things. I currently take fioricet. you can get it with or without codeine. it also have caffeine so she may not get woozy from the codeine.
Honestly if she does get woozy its better than the migraine for sure.

So the next thing it to keep a chart on a calendar.. write down what she eats and drink, her menstrual cycle, and hrs slept and when the migraines occur. You will be able to see what her triggers are and may be able to prevent some of them.

I can tell you that none of these home remedies work on really bad migraines, best to find the cause and find the right medication that stops the migraine.. whatever it is. I don't like the daily meds, they will try and offer that as a preventative. I prefer to treat it when it comes and not take something every day, that's just me
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:32 PM
 
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You guys are arguing over an OP that is three years old.

oh lol.. she probably wont see my long thought out post haha
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