First of all, keep in mind that I am unable to diagnose you because I am unable to examine you, this forum is for educational purposes.
There is a "In-patient" protocol for IV infusion in severe migraine (also called 'status migranosus'). This in-patient protocol these days is more often administered in outpatient IV infusion suites (same medications given for the same amount of time, usually 3-5 days of IV infusions). The protocol can vary based on your headache type, but generally consists of DHE, magnesium, depakote, kytril, benadryl given daily. Sometimes medications such as solumedrol and zyprexa or seroquel are also added. Unfortunately if your are taking the ibprofen or other pain medication twice per week they can cause rebound headaches, that cannot be cured by cocktails-only by stopping the medications. Some patients need 3-5 days of infusions allow them to get off their pain medication. Dr. Kriegler is an excellent doctor, and will be able to arrange the best IV infusions for you (there is an IV infusion suite in the CCF headache center).
I hope this has been helpful.
I have been going to Lisa Mannix since October 2006, who was recommended by the Cleveland Clinic. It is just such a slow process after a year of constant pain.
I have had a nerve block, Dr. Mannix did it but it only affect the back of the head and it doesn't last very long. I have a LOT of tension in my head and shoulders. I can't even tell I had the botox in my shoulders. The pain is worse on the right but at this point is bilateral.
Diamond Headache Clinic is the greatest. I have been going there for many years and they start by having you inpatient if you are seriously in pain. You do not have to be in-patient. It depends on the amount of medication you are taking, or if you require IV medication, or how decide what you need I am sure.
I am just saying they do inpatient in St James Hospital in Chicago also.
Thanks you SO much for this valuable information; I just looked up the Diamond Clinic and have already learned so much. Thank you, thank you!!!! I actually have relatives in Chicago so I will have them check it out in person, thanks again.
I have gotten migranes since I was in 7th grade. I had tried many different types of migranes meds with no povail until after the birth of my first child. I had pre-eclampsia with him and afterwards the high bp stayed the dr put me on lopressor. Low and behold I no longer had migranes. If I don't take my medicine on a regular bases I will get a migrane and they are horrible for me. I get dizzy, vomit, very sensitive to noise, sound and light, I slur my speech and just can't think. I now take atenolol which just like lopressor but as my Dr said on of the side effects of these drugs are that they suppress migranes now who wouldn't want a side effect like that?