PAIN FREE!! Just wanted to keep you posted...

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Posted by Wendy ( on November 20, 1999 at 21:45:36:

2 1/2 weeks now. Haven't had one since my horrendous one that resulted in a ER visit (absolutely last resort). I have been a little 'leary' that they were done, and still am ~ but it will be 3 weeks this week (yeah!). I want to THANK ALL OF YOU for your support and ideas. I learned of dramamine this time 'round and did try it. This was probably the shortest (1 mo ~ if you want to call that short) cycle I have ever had.

Let's see. I'll tell you what I did try this time and what did/did not work for me (not necessarily you).

Went to Diamond in Chicago, given injection of Decadron LA, pres. for Sansert, Verapamil, Migranol (DHE45 nose spray). DID NOT WORK. Migranol DID NOT take away the headache. Went to my doc. Discontinued Sansert, give big burst of prednisone (20mg x 3/day x 10 days). Neither DHE45 injection or Torodol injection removed pain. Very little luck with O2 ~ actually think I may have gotten a rebound from it. After the ER visit (they also gave me another burst of steroids (Solumedrol)) I started dramamine ~ only used for 4 days. After that all I was taking was the Verapamil and continue to do so. Tonite I am going to discontinue that also.

My best to all of you and I will continue to pray for all of you and for a cure for this curse. This cycle had me thinking those horrible thoughts again. Thanks all for listening. Wendy

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