You gotta be careful with those clinical trials. I knew a guy who signed up for a heartburn study and the medicine ended up dissolving a good portion of his stomach lining.
But he got $300 out of it, so I don't know why he was complaining.
safety tip. keep brain from clumsy brontosauri. gotcha.
hope you are feeling better.
I too suffer from migraines (thanks Mom!). My biggest turn off are sounds. Some people hate light which I do too, but it's the sounds. Something's clicking, something's beeping and "quit chewing or I will kill you." I have no idea how my wife puts up with me migraining? Pity, I presume.
Have you found anything that actually works? Imitrex makes them worse. I usually medicate with caffeine and Zomig. If you have a any tips, please let me know.
one of the most horrible kinds of pain. hope you feel better!
As I read this post, the voice in my head was Holly Golightly's.
In unrelated news, I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's this morning.
Wait a minute... we thought this trial was gonna be a GOOD thing! Undo! Undo!
I have been on the roller-coaster of migraine meds for sixteen years now. My two favorites are an advil with ice-cold cola. But if it gets really, truly unbearable, a quick trip to the hospital for a shot of stemetal and a nice ten hour nap is the best.
If I catch one in the first 15-20 minutes, I can cut it off at the pass by taking two Excedrin migraine and drinking an entire can of Coke. The only thing I know for sure that triggers one is red wine, which I avoid.
my favorite migraine cure is a trip to the clinic for a shot of demerol. the demerol burns like shit going in but soon enough it has the seven-tequila-shots effect, which is: your head still hurts pretty bad but you could give a fuck because you're drunk as shit. Just make sure you get somebody to drive you home. My favorite words in the world are, "Sally, I need the narcotics cabinet key."
Are you sure the brontosaurus is worth $225? I guess it's all in the name of science. Can you release the drug name (or compound name) so we know to avoid that evil shit when it hits the market?
Yikes! A lot of students I know have participated in this sun block study where they give you a small sunburn for $25, but I didn't even want to do that. Hope you feel better soon!
I usually take the lowest dosage of Imitrex. The drug I'm testing is a higher dose of Imitrex mixed with Aleve, neither of which have ever made me see dinosaurs in the past. I have no idea why it affected me this way. I feel like maybe I should try it one more time, but I'm sort of terrified.
So, Boone's isn't a red?
Ouch! I'm sorry to hear about the terrible headaches. If it makes you feel better your title now has me humming that Frank Black song. Bonus points for you!
I think Boone's would qualify as a red wine the same way that Purplesaurus Rex Kool-Aid would qualify as a red wine. Anyway, I haven't revisited Lady Boone since Thanksgiving.
I have had migraines my entire life although they were not diagnosed as migraines until I was a teen. What was the medicine called that you were doing the clinical study for? What medicine were you taking before that?
My doctor prescribed something called Midrin for me and, while it work, I feel like I have a hangover for part of the next day.
I've also found that if you catch the migraine soon enough, Excedrin Migraine can be really helpful. Ever tried that?
So was the brain in there? Was the brain still in the octopus? You can't leave us hanging like that.
Perhaps you got lumped into the placebo group? Damn biotech companies!
Initrex makes mine worse... Maybe it's the higher dose that's fucking with your head, or maybe it's just the Brontosaurus. Either way you should quit that study now, or better yet, just pretend to participate and then keep the money. That way we can all experience the Brontosaurus when it hits the market.
I would not wish that brontosaurus on anyone. Well, maybe one or two people, but only in a pill-that-gives-worms-to-ex-girlfriends kind of way.
Imitrex makes my skin feel like it's trying to crawl off my body, like I ate three feather pillows and like I need to throw up an Alien baby all at the same time. It heads my headaches off at the pass if I take a small enough dose (25mg or less) early enough, but the 50 and 100mg tablets make me dry heave and try to scratch my eyeballs out with my fingernails. It makes me go a little PCP-psycho.
PS Not like i really know anything about scratching eyeballs out on PCP or anything.
I'm on something called Migrazone. It makes you pass out for about six hours, but it's a great excuse to miss work.
Must have been something in the air - I woke up with a migraine at 2:44 a.m. last night.
I wouldn't wish a migraine on anyone. Imitrex has worked for me - when I have it and remember to take it. I'm surprised to see so many people say that it doesn't work for them. A friend of mine takes pherenol (sp?). The thing that works for me - when I feel one coming on I take 1200 mg (OTC tablets are usually 200 mg, so I take six of 'em) of ibuprofen. Would never have tried that on my own, but my doctor recommended it and then gave me the imitrex to back it up.
the best medicine i have found for my migraines is Medicine Shoppe brand "Migraine Formula." It's made up of 250 mg. of Acetaminophen (tylenol), 250 mg. of Asprin, and 65 mg. of caffeine. it's the only medicine that i have found to take away that driving pain that you get right behind the eyes & forhead. 2 of these babies work wonders!!!
My boyfriend gets migraines and swears by Migra Spray. It can be found at most drugstores and it should be sprayed underneath the tongue when a migraine is forming. Most of the time it dispenses of the migraine before it happens, the other times I turn off all the lights in the bedroom and leave him alone for four hours.
I'm sorry to hear that so many of you suffer from them.
Oh my god Sarah B. Frank Black is... amazing. And so are you. Continue being lovely!
Maxalt! Maxalt! Maxalt! No sleeping, no pukeing, no buzzing, no headache. By far the best thing that has ever happened to me. Take it early and be on your way.
Definitely, girl. Maxalt is the way to go.
I once worked with this guy who said he used to get migraines so bad he couldn't hardly talk. Then one day he figured out this great solution. When he felt the migraine coming on, he'd put a little bit of Ben Gay in the corner of each eye. He said it was kind of like wintergreen pepper spray. But he said it also fixed the headache right away.
Don't ask me how he came up with the idea in the first place though. It's one of those things like beer. Who thought of that? You're just looking at some disgusting brown rotten crap that's growing in your grain and you're like, "Huh, I think I'll drink that."
When I was in high school I always got migraines from, like, doing push-ups or running or whatever. That was pretty easy to fix.
Did some research a while back on migraines and found that chicken, mushrooms, and amaranth grain all have a correlation with helping those who suffer from migraines, get them less often. There's a cereal ( Organic Amaranth Flakes made by "Health Valley") made from amaranth grain, and it tastes great. I've recommended this to a few migraine sufferers and they say it does help with the number of migraines they usually get. I also find it interesting how many people with migraines tell me they are allergic to chicken and mushrooms and never eat them. I wonder what those foods have in common. Anyone want to fund a study?
i got invited into that study also but did not participate b/c i wasnt willing to give up my lovely butalbital pills. I take one when my head feels funny and I have only had a few bad ones in the year since they have been prescribed - compared to the weekly ones before that. I love my pills, and i love my doctor who is not stingy w/ prescriptions. I hate my obgyn b/c he wont cough up the muscle relaxants though.
I get migraines too. I used to pop ungodly amounts of Excedrin but I think I must've OD'ed on it because it doesn't work now. I was getting desparate and found aromatherapy. Now I carry a tiny bottle of lavander essential oil with me wherever I go and if I feel a headache started I take a few deep whiffs of the lavander and my headache disappears. It's awesome!!!! Some of my friends have tried it too and it helps them as well. My little bottle only cost $7 dollars and I've had it for over a year. Yeah crazy hippie remedies!!!
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