Im 28, female.
I'm trying out Amitrpryline 10mg and have been told to double my dose within 2 weeks if there's no change. As I'm always in hospital I've been told to see a neurologist- and began this treatment while I await my appointment as they start you on this treatment anyway. (I've been using sumatriptan the last couple of years- thanks to a doc in one of my hospital visits- as painkillers do not work. I used to go through boxes weekly)
My migraines are very severe where they leave me in a kind of disabled state- eg my recrnt trip this happened to control the pain - I'm given gas and air in the ambulance (no pain change but the high relaxed my body slightly) and my blood pressure was 88 so had to be constantly monitored. (They have to turn of the lights for me too) I was injected with 'a strong form of ibruprophen' then placed on a drip where a huge dose of paracetamol was pumped through, then saline bag as my body was severly dehydrated (this always happens) then anti sickness Cyclozone but it burned through my veins and made my heart palpate - ( because i vomit severly beforehand to the point where i only vomit up stomach acids) then I was injected again as the pain only subsided enough for me to finally talk. My blood pressure did not rise so eventually they gave me a sandwich to eat and sweet tea to try bring it up. After all this, four hours my bp was 94. And doc wanted to put me on another saline bag due to how dehydrated I was.
This is how bad they get. I've had them since I was 9.
I'm sure you all understand this invisible disease doesn't let me lead a normal life and want to be able to control them as much as possible, because im always at the hospital! so am considering Botox to control the less severe ones? As I get all types.
So I'm hoping the 'less' severe ones won't leave me bed bound at home with Botox?
I've just read a thread where it's made them worse??? Please explain and were yours as severe as mine? Less severe? More?
Any good reviews from anyone?
kindly give me examples of ur migraines too so I get an all round idea of whats best to do