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The past week has been terrible.  I normally average 2.  I've had 4 migraines and have used up most of the pain medication (oxycodone) that I have, using anywhere from 4 to 8 pills for each one.  And now my doc won't write a script for anymore.  She told me (or rather her nurse of whom I dislike) told me to call my neuro - he won't write scripts for pain meds.  I'm scared of having another one and having to go to the ER, the one place I've been trying to avoid like the plague.  I have seen how people are treated for migranes in the ER.  I'm not a pin cushion or a junkie.  I just don't know what to do.  Going through a migraine with nothing to take (regular meds have absolutely no effect, it's like taking a M&M or something).

I just needed to get this out.  Any suggestions from those that go through this without using meds, please give some advice.

And I can't use triptans, I'm allergic to them.

TIA!

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I'm not really sure what to say either.  But maybe you should call your neuro anyway and give him an update.  Maybe he can do something if they are increasing in frequency.

I've never been to the ER for a migraine so I don't know how bad it is or can be.  But if you do get one and it is really terrible and you have no other options you should go to the hospital.  That's why they are there.  I don't think you should have to suffer in agonizing pain.  That just doesn't seem right.

Hoping for the best,

Karen

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Just a thought,

Are you really happy with your current neurologist?  I think those neuros who won't prescribe pain meds to their regular patients are pretty sadistic.  I've been going to the same neuro for 4 years, and she really understands that sometimes you've just got to take the strong medicine.

I don't know if it is possible, but maybe you should start to look for a more understanding and empathetic doc?  I think it helps if you can give them some of your medical records so they know you've had to go to the ER  (not sure if your neuro saw you when you went to the hospital or if you were admitted - but yes, I agree, the ER docs can be assholes - once I went 4 days in a row, saw the same dr, all he wanted to do was give me demerol, meantime, I'm losing my eyesight - the 5th day I went in screaming with my face covered, and my mom was freaking out because of the vision loss - so I bypassed the idiot) and what type of tests, etc. that you've had.

Regardless, I wish you luck.  I'd been in your situation until I started getting Botox shots.

Jade

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Thanks for the replies.  My previous neuro that I saw orginally from Mar-June was an epilepsy specialist.  He had a MRI done, came back fine, no problems.  All he would give me was a bag full of triptans (which I soon found out I was allergic to), samples and a script for Topamax (which I took for 6 months with no help) and wrote a few scripts for percocet.  He did give me the pain meds but didn't help with anything else.  I stopped seeing him in June because he just wasn't helping me.  My GP/Gyn was writing scrips for percocet also.  She has always been wonderful and very compassionate.  She got me in to my new neuro, who is a migraine specialist (and a college friend of hers).  He was great at our first appt.  He is the one that suggested that my Gyn write the scrips for Oxycodone because of the liver damage that can be done from the acetamitaphin.  He said that he was sure that she wouldn't have any problems.  He currently has me on Lyrica.  When I have called, his nurse says he wants me to give it more time to work.  And she said he does not write scripts for painkillers at all.

I have always been really good with the painkillers.  I only take what I need.  But with having  them for 4 days I went through what I had quickly.  I'm not out, but will be soon.  I just wanted a script to have so that when I needed it, especially with the holidays coming up.  The nurse for my Gyn was/is a bitch on the phone. She always acts almost mad when she sees me come in (I see her monthly).

What is so strange to me, is at my last visit to her, she actually asked if I had ever tried Demoral.  And now she won't give me a script?

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I'm so scared right now.  I still have almost 2 weeks before I see my doc and  I'm having a hard time dealing the pain.  So far, no ER visit (I outright refuse).  I have tried just about every thing in my medicine cabinet so far and nothing has come close to giving me any relief.

I printed out the 4 days that were in question so that she would see that I'm not abusing the pain meds.  I just don't know I'm going to make it to my next appt.  And having a neuro that won't script pain meds is just stupid.  I thought he was great at first.......

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There is only one group of neurologist here.  When my GP/Gyn tried to get me an appointment with a new neuro, she had to pull some strings because apparently they don't switch docs there.  Who you get is who you have.  Luckily, since she was college friends with my new neuro, she got me in to see him.  There is no way I could get another one.

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