Curious about something...Anyone heard of droperidol given for migraines? - page 2

by kclpn2013 | 2,906 Views | 14 Comments

I'm an lpn at a memory care currently so I of course deal with many kinds of psychotropics but was not thinking clearly when this med was given to me...I suffer from migraines and the other day had one so severe I went to the er.... Read More


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    Ugh stupid phone typing =)
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    I give it as part of a migraine cocktail all the time. I also give it to patients that have care plans for frequent drug seeking, and it relieves pain pretty well.
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    I'm definitely not drug seeking! Thanks for the feedback everyone. I have a Dr appt tomorrow to look into daily preventive meds cuz prns like imitrex don't work so I've got no choice! And yes it was the worst feeling ever and I too felt like I was never gunna snap out of the feeling of being trapped in my own body and mind! Hopefully I can get my migraines figured out, definitely do not want to go through something like this again!
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    Quote from XmasShopperRN
    I was given it for refractory vomiting last summer. All I know is that I thought I was dying, so I would've taken anything the MD offered. I remember the MD explaining that I needed to have an EKG prior to receiving it, and remain on a continuous tele monitor. I can say that I didn't vomit again after the med, but that might be because of how doped up it made me. It sort of felt like an EPS reaction when Reglan's IVP is given too fast; I wanted to jump out of my skin, but was too exhausted to move, let alone jump
    ^ Must've gotten the same thing with my migraine and complex regional pain syndrome exacerbation...same scenario happend...haven't had one since then. Slept for like two days...recovered aroung the 4th day.
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    I am sorry you were not feeling well......Droperidol is a migraine that is used less frequently sine the warning about this class of drug and reported arrhythmia's related to long QT.

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    I hope you feel better...thread closed.


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