I'm 23 and have been suffering from chronic migraines for 9 years. Currently I'm taking topamax every night, folic acid, prednisone, vicodin, immitrex, valium, and a nausea medicine as needed for the migraines. I've cut out alcohol, any activities that require me to wake up too early, and put off going to college because of these hateful headaches. Recently I had 3 ER visits in 36 hours due to a migraine from hell that would not stop no matter how much morphine, toredol, and other meds they pumped into me. My neurologist gave me the closest appointment he had which is July 9th for the botox injections. My question is should I get my hopes up that this will help me? And is it worth the $1200 every 3 months? If it works I'd pay a million dollars but if there was an easier solution I'd sure love to know it.
PS I've always thought my migraines stemmed from my neck, I've had 4 burst compression fractures in my back that have left me a little more twisted and sore. Anyone try cortisone shots in their neck for headaches??View Thread
When I was 16, (I'm 23 now) I suffered similar back fractures except mine were burst compression fractures in the lower lumbar region. I also had 2 same fractures in a different accident in my thoracic region. I was also put in a brace for 6 months, brutal! But what caught my eye was the fact your daughter has chronic migraines as do I. I'm currently taking topamax every night as well as immitrex when I feel one coming on and valium and vicodin for muscle aches and pain in my back. I would definitely try a chiropractor and massage therapy as its been recommended to me many times. For me, any tightness or strain to my neck can cause a full blown migraine. Hope she finds what works for her! And definitely take care of those back muscles!!View Thread
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