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USAKIWI Click to EMail USAKIWIClick to check IP address of the poster Mar-02-08, 05:54 PM (CMT)
"general anesthesia stops migraine"
someone posted this...does anyone know why or what drug is suspected? I am asking because in NZ one of the very strange things they will try other than long lasting narcotics (and this tx is for acute pain only) is a shot of ketamine, which struck me odd, if you watch House the tv show I believe this is what he was supposedly put under (ketamine induced coma) when he was shot and they go with the story line that it was to stop the chronic pain in his leg as there were trials in Europe that showed it worked, so naturally when I moved to NZ and they said this was for acute attacks (ha ha ha all I was given in the hospital was tramadol with codeine which together made me so so sick with an anti inflammatory put in a puking stomach, I demanded a discharge after 5 days of this) so....just curious if anyone else has ever used this per an MD....

Confused in NZ

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RE: general anesthesia stops migrai..., Anna's Mom, Mar-02-08, (1)
RE: general anesthesia stops migrai..., Anna's Mom, Mar-02-08, (2)
RE: general anesthesia stops migrai..., lrobb98, Mar-02-08, (3)
RE: general anesthesia stops migrai..., Norma, Mar-03-08, (4)
RE: general anesthesia stops migrai..., Anna's Mom, Mar-03-08, (5)
RE: general anesthesia stops migrai..., alli, Mar-03-08, (6)
RE: general anesthesia stops migrai..., USAKIWI, Mar-03-08, (7)
RE: general anesthesia stops migrai..., crt, Mar-03-08, (8)

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Anna's Mom Click to EMail Anna's MomClick to check IP address of the poster Mar-02-08, 09:21 PM (CMT)
1. "RE: general anesthesia stops migraine"
My daughter gets relief from her head pain with Ketamine. It is a new use for an old med. It is very hard to get here in the U.S. I pray it becomes more available soon.

Do a google search on "Ketamine for RSD" for good articles about Ketamine. RSD is a painful condition, not related to migraine. But much of the Ketamine info on the internet is about using it to treat RSD.

I believe Ketamine for RSD is available in Australia.

I think my daughter is the only person on this forum (so far) who has tried Ketamine for head pain.

Cheryl

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Anna's Mom Click to EMail Anna's MomClick to check IP address of the poster Mar-02-08, 09:23 PM (CMT)
2. "RE: general anesthesia stops migraine"
My daughter gets IV Zofran with the IV Ketamine to control nausea. If she didn't get the IV Zofran, she would get very sick, I'm sure.

Zofran is a strong anti-nausea med here in the U.S.

Cheryl

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lrobb98 Click to EMail lrobb98Click to check IP address of the poster Mar-02-08, 10:05 PM (CMT)
3. "RE: general anesthesia stops migraine"
It is true that certain anesthetics sometimes can help headaches, at least for awhile...Propufol is one, Ketamine another...but this is not all that practical, it is expensive, and not entirely safe(but the drugs people take are not entirely safe, either....)...L.Robbins http://www.headachedrugs.com
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Norma Click to EMail NormaClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Mar-03-08, 05:07 AM (CMT)
4. "RE: general anesthesia stops migraine"
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I did not know that about propofol. That may explain what happened to me last fall. I had a GYN procedure under propofol/versed sedation. For the next month, I scarcely had a headache. Unfortunately they came back. Makes me want to keep having surgery.

Norma

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Anna's Mom Click to EMail Anna's MomClick to check IP address of the poster Mar-03-08, 09:27 AM (CMT)
5. "RE: general anesthesia stops migraine"
Norma, UC tries Propufol infusions on the Chiari patients.

Here is a new RSD treatment center in Tampa that does Ketamine infusions (and a photo of patients receiving Ketamine):

http://www.rsdhealthcare.org/PatientInfo/PatientInfoKirkpatrickResearch.htm

I believe a Ketamine infusion at UC is $500.00. It costs far more in Tampa.

Our ER (small community hospital) is now doing Ketamine infusions for migraine.

Cheryl

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alli Click to EMail alliClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Mar-03-08, 01:49 PM (CMT)
6. "RE: general anesthesia stops migraine"
I don't know what they used in my surgeries, but I have had 5, and each time I had NO migraines for about 2 months. When I see the new neurologist I will have to mention this so maybe I can figure out what it is,

Alli

Life is short. Live each day to the fullest.

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USAKIWI Click to EMail USAKIWIClick to check IP address of the poster Mar-03-08, 03:55 PM (CMT)
7. "RE: general anesthesia stops migraine"
So insurance does not cover this infusion?
Please advise.
I am desperate here.
Like I said, I am homesick for my neurologist. My poor sweetheart is, I am sure, tired of hearing this. I found out that if I go home before the wedding, I will have a terrible time getting him a greencard to be able to join me. Strangely, NZ will give me residence as his "partner" but tx is so scare. For him, I have to have a marriage cert and the stinker won't just go to the priest and get hitched without the ceremony...told him I'd still try to squeeze in the dress, but since I've gained weight being so sedentary while trying goofy things to desensitize the leg/foot and be still with the migraine, I am soon to be nuts and begging the priest to come to the house and give us the marriage...
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crt Click to EMail crtClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Mar-03-08, 05:24 PM (CMT)
8. "RE: general anesthesia stops migraine"
Sometimes how words look play tricks on me. Maybe I'm slightly dyslexic. Anyway now I get it! Your screen name is USA and then KIWI! I kept trying to give it a Japanese pronounciation yousa-kiwi. Duh.

Chris

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