I saw a new neurologist recently and she wanted me to try another triptan (migraine abortive drug), even though I told her how I had many bad side effects with them. She prescribed Amerge because she said it was not as aggressive and longer acting than some of the other drugs.
Seeing how desperate I have been lately for migraine relief, I decided to try it last night. What a big mistake. I had a bad reaction to it. I had palpitations, chest pain, neck pain and tightness in my chest. My heart was pounding like crazy. There were bizarre stabbing pains in my head, and I was dizzy and nauseous.
This was so much worse than the last time I tried one. I didn’t even want to move because I was afraid of what might happen, but I managed to call a friend to come over and sit with me. I was so close to asking her to take me to the emergency room.
For three hours, I felt like I was going to die, and it didn’t even help my migraine!Finally, the symptoms wore off. Even if it had helped my migraine, I would never go through that again.
Now I’m so depressed because that neurologist had talked this drug up so much and I felt a glimmer of hope, only to be crashed back down on the rocks of migraine hell. (sorry to be so dramatic) I’m not even sure I want to call her. What is she going to do for me? Toss another expensive triptan drug at me?
What would you do?