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Don’t clog the ER for this. Especially a migraine see your gp and get referrals to a neurologist and radiology for a ct. This is not emergency room worthy. I self inject Sumatriptan as my migraines are so severe have been for 20 years. Ask for something like that. It can also be oral or nose spray depending on your severity
I would go to the er. They can give you a loading dose of different meds, check to make sure something else isn't going on. Have you tried the ice on your neck with feet and hands soaking in hot water? It's not a cure, but it helps enough to make to tomorrow when you can see your doctor. Do you see a neurologist? I was at daily 8 or worse out of 10 migraines. I got therapeutic glasses (light filtering), got rid of all LED, Halogen, and Fluorescent lights in my house, downloaded special blue light filters on my phone, began monitoring my food and drinks to find my triggers, switched to unscented everything and natural house cleaning products, added daily exercise, among other things. I'm down to 1-3 severe migraines per month without preventative meds (was having liver and kidney issues after 20 years on meds that hadn't been working for at least 2 years and less effectively for more like 6 years). I also get 3-5 milder migraines per month, which i treat with otc meds and a roll on thing called 'StopPain." I've had many scary migraines with prolonged total blindness lasting several days, hemiplegic paralysis/weakness, and malnutrition/electrolyte imbalances from constant vomiting in the past. Nothing like that since making these changes.
Get a referral to a neurologist. My friend is going through this. The neurologist found something wrong with the vertebra high up near the neck. This didn’t cause her migraines but made them far worse. She now has injections plus her migraine meds. She’s still in a bad way but is slowly starting to feel some relief. Go to hospital if you need pain relief but do see a neurologist for diagnosis and pain management.
I had a migraine so fierce it sent me in to shock and I had a seizure while I was driving and I knew it was getting overwhelming but I couldn't find anywhere to pull over and then it was too late, I drove through a zebra crossing and was a whisker away from hitting two children then I ploughed through a shop front and hurt three people inside. If it's bad, really bad, go to emergency.
OP. I have gone to the doctors many times and tried so many different medications. I've been to two different specialists. These migraines are really starting to get me feeling low.
I actually meant while having an attack and the pain won't go away no matter what pills I take, how long would you wait in pain before you go f*** it, I've had enough, time to go to the hospital. I've never been to the hospital for one because I don't know how I'd deal with the noise etc so I don't even know if they can treat the pain or not
Have you tried botox i heard that was something they might be able to do for headaches not sure about migraines.
I would probably go to a different gp for a second opinion before going to hospital.