Posted by Brad W. (220.127.116.11) on September 23, 2001 at 16:49:15:
In Reply to: i need an abortive that works posted by justin on September 23, 2001 at 15:40:10:
Annemarie is right, different results for different people. Tell us more about what you have tried. There is great info on this site.
For me what helps is:
At first sign of shadow, O2.......8 lpm.....with non re-breather mask for about 15 minutes or so.
Then to the imitrex inj's. Careful of dosage though, can be dangerous.
Vicodin actually helps me (when I have it) because I can sleep a little. Doesn't stop them but helps. The only thing that has EVER stopped an attack full blown is morphine for me....but I have to go to ER for that and HATE the damn er.
Again, for me, to do the impossible.....relax.....LOL is helpful because it keeps me outta the ER. Almost impossible.
Also, try Charlie's circulation technique. Takes a while, but really helps me.
Water? Are you drinking lots of water? Actually made the frequency and length of my attacks better, I think. I distill my own for purity and drink about 1 1/2 gallons per day. In the bathroom all day, but better than the beast ruling your life. Bathroom is not that bad anyway if you have reading material.....LOL.
I hope you find something that helps. Good luck to you.....
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