When I was first prescribed imigran I was only able to be prescribed because I had taken a course of sanomigran (preventer) that didn't work. Not sure if the rules are still the same. Does not have to be an authority script, and the authority won't give you much discount anyway. The cheapest I can find is $17 for 4 tablets, but it gave me my life back and allowed me to hold down a job so it was worth it!
Thanks so much for all the advice everyone! I'm really glad I posted this. I'll try the magnesium. Nervous about chiros, but I am getting neck massages. And Tinytootsies, it's interesting about the caffeine! So many things that we're told not to take can actually help in some cases. For example, a friend I have who's a doctor once told me that, although red wine is a no no, for some migraines the best way to halt it in the 'warning' stage is a panadol and a glass of red wine. I tried it once and it worked (that time anyway, other times it was a disaster so I ditched that grand plan).
Also, I've found sometimes half a bottle of coke and a chocolate bar will assist. Trying to stay away from coke while I'm pregnant though. Chocolate is a sometimes treat, but a non-negotiable one.
Another Imigran user here too ... nasal spray due to the inability to keep anything down when I have a migraine.
Last migraine hit me at work and I had no pain killers with me (went from a niggle to full blown migraine within 15 minutes). Luckily I work at a hospital so colleagues got me to DEM and after getting the nausea under control the Dr gave me a combination of aspirin and codeine and it worked beautifully. Dr said it has never failed on migraine suffers that have presented to him.
I have woken with my first migraine of my pregnancy... I'm 7.5 wks.. Lying in dark room, ear plugs in ( thank god there is no nausea- DH bought me toast to keep nausea at bay), have tried some panadeine but that's not helping.
I had the flu shot yesterday so I'm wondering if it's a side effect..
Have had lots of water yesterday and through the night, so I'm not dehydrated.... I hope this isn't the start of what's going to happen for the rest of the pregnancy...
Sorry girls, I'm whinging....
Just remembered my floaties in my eyes and seeing shadows has increased last few days, so maybe that was an indication it was coming on???
Try an ice pack on your forehead and back of neck.
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