Anyone with effective HA remedies? - page 5

I have been getting more and more headaches lately (a few a day), and I'm running out of options. Imitrex doesn't work, because they aren't migraines. I've eliminated caffeine, exercising more,... Read More

  1. by   mamabear
    I emphasize "effective".
    I've had migraines for the past 30+ years, and have taken everything from Midrin to Sansert to Dolophine, not to mention all the evil concoctions that are loaded with ergotamine tartrate. I've seen more neurologists than I ever thought existed, had EEG's. brain scans, CTs, PETs, and MRIs; tried biofeedback, "talk" therapy, you name it
    The only thing that consistently relieves a migraine is Maxalt MLT, 10 mg. The stuff is amazing!! I gave it a try just to get the doc off my back. It's way better than Imitrex or Zomig, plus it's an orally disintegrating drug. I often wonder how different my life would have been, had there been Maxalt back in 1971.
    As far as other HA's: if my blood sugar is too low, I'll grab a Mountain Dew or some other caffeinated, sugar-loaded pop.
    For sinus HA's: generic Sudafed with generic Benadryl and ibuprofen works great. I avoid Tylenol like the plague: I want to hang on to my liver.:chuckle
  2. by   RN4jewels
    WHAT HAVE YOU CHANGED IN YOUR ROUTINE BEFORE THE HEADACHES??? I GET THEM FOR WEEKS AT A TIME SOMETIMES TOO. STRANGE ENOUGH THE IMITREX HASN'T BEEN WORKING FOR MINE EITHER AND I GET MIGRAINES THAT USUALLY RESPOND. I WAS WONDERING IF IT ISN'T A BUG GOING AROUND. IN ANY CASE I WILL READ YOUR RESPONSES FOR IDEAS TOO AND I HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER SOON!!! i TRIED mAXALT AND IT WORKS BUT DOESN'T LAST FOR ME, THE BLOOD SUGAR CAN BE A CULPRIT TOO. DHE IS A MINI BAG WE GIVE ON THE FLOOR BUT I DON'T THINK YOU WANT TO BE DOING THAT AT HOME OR WORK.
    Last edit by RN4jewels on Mar 4, '03
  3. by   rowbucks
    chiropractic. works like a charm everytime.

    Also, most headaches, when they aren't migraines are tension headaches. A combo of meds work really well, they are Inderal and elavil. been taking them for about 4 years and they work wonders. Both in low doses. 25-50 of elavil and 10 mg of inderal 1-2 times a day. The miracle cure..
  4. by   delirium
    I was taking Inderal but had to stop because of a bronchospastic episode. I'm asthmatic.
  5. by   AHarri66
    Originally posted by erdiane
    ok...here's the number one remedy known to man. go to the nearest er. Tell them this is the worst headache you have ever had. Tell them you are allergic to asa, toradol,haldol,morphine, tylenol,phenergan, vistaril,motrin. then say, "but that drug that sounds like dem....demer....demerol? I can take that! and they usually give me 150 mg IM !" then see what the er nurses face looks like.
    ROFLMAO!!! :roll :roll :roll
  6. by   AHarri66
    Barring other underlying conditions (I agree with the rest, "get checked!") my pharmacology professor gave us a formula to get rid of H/A's: 2 Tylenol, 2 aspirin, and a cup of coffee.

    I forget its method of action, but the caffeine potentiates the effects of the aspirin, and ASA and APAP work in different ways. He guaranteed it worked better than "the hair of the dog" for hang-overs, LOL!

    It worked for my friend's chronic back pain, too.

    Good luck!

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