Posted by Bob P (184.108.40.206) on February 12, 2001 at 12:30:20:
Anthony is a migraineur!
Sunday, 27-Aug-00 17:24:56
I suffered from migraines for some 15 years.They became increasingly worse.
Spent a fortune on Specialists Etc.
I had 4/5 six hour migraines a week at 'the end'.
I ended up having to 'self inject' myself with a heavy duty pain killer - it did not work.
After the heaviest 'pain killer' it seemed that MORPHINE was the final solution.That meant,obviously, addiction and I knew it.
I could not stand it any more so I was preparing myself to become a morphine freak - even to the point of arranging for custody of my (then) 6 year old son to his Godmother.
I fell out with my GP (Doctor) and the UK state gave me a new, very young, 'hillbilly' Doctor who I thought, when I first met him was a 'pratt'.
He read my medical file and advised me to try 'BETA-BLOCKERS'.
That first night I took 'yet another pill' ( a beta-blocker).
In the morning, when I woke up I discovered that my 'senses' had come back - sense of smell, space Etc. - particularly sex ( 5 years of impotance !!)
Since that first 'beta blocker' that night I have not had another bloody migraine for 2 years and my quality of life has shot up.
I checked out 'beta-blockers' on the Internet. :
2 years previous 'BB's' were not even in the top 50 recommended medications - now they are in the top 3 - as a result of research in India ( something to do with the body manufacturing it's own semi-toxins)
Have you tried BB's yet ?
Check migraines +beta +blockers on the net.
If you are convinced that they are worth a try tell your Doctor ( who, as in many cases, make good money from other, expensive, medications)
If say's 'no' - try an independant Doctor.
In any event - never give in.
Go to a 'cluster headache' message board and read the horror stories.
If you get lucky please let me know.
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