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Ouch Click to EMail OuchClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Jun-22-02, 03:09 PM (CMT)
"Another non stop vomiting migraine"
Sorry to be so graphic. For the 3rd month in a row, I just had that kind of a migraine. Phenergan inj, suppossitory, pill, and Vistaril do NOTHING for the nausea.

When I get these kind of headaches the vomiting lasts about 12 hours, and I vomit at least 20 times. It is Horrible.

This kind of migraine is brand new. It seemed to start when I began taking Keppra. Maybe it is a coincidence. So far I get one vomiting type of headache a month. I also get the "regular" migraine about 3 or 4 times a month.

Do you have suggestion for a different anti-nausea drug? I react badly to Compazine and Inapzine.

Thank you for reading this gross message.

Sandra in Cloudy Oregon

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RE: Another non stop vomiting migra..., 30yrsofheadache, Jun-22-02, (1)
RE: Another non stop vomiting migra..., hpilgrim, Jun-22-02, (2)
RE: Another non stop vomiting migra..., Ouch, Jun-22-02, (3)
RE: Another non stop vomiting migra..., jodi, Jun-22-02, (4)
RE: Another non stop vomiting migra..., mianna, Jun-22-02, (5)
coke and electrolytes, Elise, Jun-23-02, (7)
quick reply, not feeling well mysel..., di, Jun-23-02, (6)
RE: quick reply, not feeling well m..., sleepyhead, Jun-24-02, (8)
RE: Another non stop vomiting migra..., Ouch, Jun-28-02, (9)
RE: Another non stop vomiting migra..., mishkyn, Jun-28-02, (10)
RE: Another non stop vomiting migra..., allecia, Jun-29-02, (11)

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30yrsofheadache Click to EMail 30yrsofheadacheClick to check IP address of the poster Jun-22-02, 03:35 PM (CMT)
1. "RE: Another non stop vomiting migraine"
Sandra, My sister who has relatively few migraines has developed this sort also. It is miserable. She has not found anything to stop it either. Sorry I couldnt be more help, ,but you are not alone. Cindy
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hpilgrim Click to EMail hpilgrimClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Jun-22-02, 05:04 PM (CMT)
2. "RE: Another non stop vomiting migraine"
I can really sympathize with you, dear, and I am so sorry....
This is the kind of migraine I started with....
I would vomit myself into dehydration - the ER would rehydrate me with and IV, and Stadol, usually for the pain.

I am worried about you dehydrating yourself==
Could it be that you need to see a headache clinic or a specialist? I know how miserable you are---
Blessings, and keep us posted--
Holly

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Ouch Click to EMail OuchClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Jun-22-02, 07:40 PM (CMT)
3. "RE: Another non stop vomiting migraine"
Thank you for empathizing. I have been referred to a pain clinic. I'm waiting for an appointment. I stressed the importance of getting in ASAP to my doctor and the pain clinic appt person.

I was sure hoping that someone would have perfect anti-nausea (anti-throw up) medicine suggestion.

All three times I got that migraine type, I went to the doctor. I thought I should get rehydrated too. If I get another one of those kind I will suggest it. Seems like I shouldn't have to suggest it though. Oh, Well, we truly are our own best physician sometimes.

Sandra in Oregon

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jodi Click to EMail jodiClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Jun-22-02, 08:51 PM (CMT)
4. "RE: Another non stop vomiting migraine"
Sandra,

My migraines evolved into the kind you experience after my pregnancy. I, too, have bad reactions to compazine, and the phenegran does nothing for me unless it is sub-q.

Homeopathic things that work sometimes are Pepermint tea, and I take water 1Tbsp at a time every 15 minutes just to keep enough fluid in me to stay hydrated.

Does Imitrex or any other triptan work for you? When the imitrex injections were still working for me they would knock out the pain and nausea within 20 minutes.

I try to take my painkillers right after I vomit and lay down with an ice pack, try to doze off. If I can keep them down for at least 1/2 hour they seem to work. Then I sip on some Coke or other caffeinated beverage--I don't know why, but Coke really seems to work for me.

My husband and I laugh because I know when a migraine has finally gone--I want a Big Mac!!!

I hope you find some relief, and keep trying different things to find one that works for you!

Take care,
Jodi

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mianna Click to EMail miannaClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Jun-22-02, 09:24 PM (CMT)
5. "RE: Another non stop vomiting migraine"
Although Phenergen usually helps me, I do get those non stop vomiting H/A's too and then it doesn't help at all.

I told my Dr. about this about 4 mos. ago and he gave me some 100mg. Thorazine suppositories. He said to use them when I had one of those violent vomiting H/A's. They were quite effective. I would suggest (as my Dr. did) to start out using only half a suppository, 50mgs and see how it works and use the 100mg if necessary.

It's worth a try.

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Elise Click to EMail EliseClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Jun-23-02, 10:23 AM (CMT)
7. "coke and electrolytes"
Coke (the kind with sugar) replenishes electrolytes, and is a great thing to drink if you've been ill with vomitimg and/or diarrhea to the point of dehydration. It's easier to keep down if it's not too cold. In fact, if you're having trouble keeping anything down, best to drink room temp. or body temp. liquids. This can make a big difference. It's less of a shock to the stomach.

Coke also helps with sunstroke, another instance where electrolytes are diminished.

Cheers. E

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di Click to EMail diClick to check IP address of the poster Jun-23-02, 08:07 AM (CMT)
6. "quick reply, not feeling well myself"
When I was pregnant and very sick through all nine months, they gave me Zofran when they finally decided that I was in danger because my electrolytes were too screwed up.

It does not have the drowsy of phenergan vistaril, and they give it to chemo pt's with vomiting. It worked pretty well for me.

Downside is it is expensive, but they *do* give dr's sample packs. If your dr does not have any, tell him to call a friendly oncologist and get you some.

Take care, I rarely have vomiting migs, but when I do they really suck

Di

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sleepyhead Click to EMail sleepyheadClick to check IP address of the poster Jun-24-02, 03:44 PM (CMT)
8. "RE: quick reply, not feeling well myself"
hmmm....right now, since I cannot take anything OTC for the pain, dramamine has been my friend. It does not work as well as phenegran, but I will have to wait until July 10th to request that.

as for an at home remedy, I remember my father telling me that his mother would sit a glass of Coke out and let it go flat. Then she would let him sip on it and it would take care of his nausea. My mother used to sip on peppermint tea (she really hated taking everything she had to take when she was sick), but I could never stomach that. I am finding that Vanilla Coke is good for me, but the best thing of all (and I will go in search of it) is ginger ale. a small glass of ginger ale and some saltines, a little rest, and I was as good as new - well, sometimes, unless it was violent.

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Ouch Click to EMail OuchClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Jun-28-02, 07:23 PM (CMT)
9. "RE: Another non stop vomiting migraine"
I saw my dr. today. She perscribed Tigan suppositories for the prevention of vomiting. I pray it won't have undesirable side effects, and that it will work.

Sandra in Oregon

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mishkyn Click to EMail mishkynClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Jun-28-02, 10:47 PM (CMT)
10. "RE: Another non stop vomiting migraine"
Sandra~~~
Good luck with the Tigan. I have the same trouble. Zofran, which Di mentioned, is supposed to be the new best anti-nausea med, but it did nothing for me.

You did not mention Reglan, either. Any chance of trying that? I also found when I was vomiting 6 days non-stop in the hospital that most drugs come in shots, suppositories and pills. Sometimes one form won't help at all and another will.

Good luck, nausea is the real pits,
Mishkyn

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allecia Click to EMail alleciaClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Jun-29-02, 01:53 AM (CMT)
11. "RE: Another non stop vomiting migraine"
LAST EDITED ON Jun-29-02 AT 01:54 AM (CMT)

My darling, you are such a trooper to have this kind of migraine..
and live through it...

I take hydroxypan.. or another name for it is viseral......I am allergic to almost all of the other anti naseaua stuff...

I take a pill, not sure if it comes in suppository but I don't see why not...

good luck with finding something that works for you..

I'm sorry that you are suffering so...

hang in there sweetie..

wish I had more advice or comfort to give you..

allecia

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