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Zorvolex for Migraine, Did it Work? -Product Review

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So, a few months ago, my neurologist gave me samples of this low dose NSAID medication as an abortive for my chronic migraine.   She gave me the 18mg and the 35mg.    I first tried the 18mg on a mild migraine.   It didn’t help me at all and I had to resort to Imitrex my tried and true medicine.

I don’t like taking Imitrex.  It makes me feel weird.  I get a lot of the usual suspects for side effects.   I’m not even sure how to explain how it makes me feel, except this:  It feels like I can feel every blood vessel in my body as it narrows them.   It makes my skin hurt and I don’t want to be touched.   Not to mention it usually requires me taking Ibuprofen to lessen that feeling and then an antacid afterward.  I also have a family history of heart problems, so I usually wait until the last possible moment and use it as a last resort.  However, I’m lucky that it works for me most of the time.   Then if the first dose doesn’t work, I have to take a second dose and that will put me in bed for the rest of the day.  More than likely that’s where I was headed anyway.

The next time I started to get a migraine, I tried the 35mg dose.   Still nothing.  It didn’t touch it at all.  I used up all of the samples hoping and praying that they would work and unfortunately for me, this product didn’t work.

In conclusion, I cannot recommend this product, but let me know in the comments if it worked for you!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

My Dog Got Skunked Migraine. Botox for Jaw Clenching?

So, I had Botox for my migraines two months ago and it seems to be helping, in most areas.   I had asked my dentist about the botox for grinding my teeth and she said it wouldn’t help, but then I see that it IS supposed to help with jaw clenching, which I do! So, the next time I go, I’m going to ask about getting help with that.  I have a dental appliance to help my teeth, but it doesn’t stop me from clenching my jaw.  Has anyone else had experience with Botox helping with their jaw clenching?   Please let me know!!!  Please feel free to leave comments on my comments page!

However, my dog got skunked earlier this week, and quite frankly I’m not sure there was anything that could have prevented that migraine, which I’m still dealing with today on a much smaller scale.   I’m able to work. I have had a migraine for 4 days, but my dog still smells!  Although you have to get close to him to really smell it.  Oy!!!  I couldn’t get the smell out of my nose for at least two days.  He’s always by my side when I have a migraine, but this was one of those instances where I was like….AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH   get away from me!!!!!

So here I am at work today with sunglasses on, praying that what little pain I have will remain little!

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Here is my poor dog, after being at the vet!  He had to get a vaccine booster.  He’s allergic to it, so this is my dog on Benadryl.  It was like he was drunk all night.  It’s sad and funny at the same time!

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Which Side is Your Bad Side?

Most of the time I get migraines on the right side of my head.  I’m used to these and have a higher pain tolerance for these.  However, if I start to get one on the left side of my head (aka, the bad side or the wrong side) I know I’m in for trouble!!!!!   Which side is your bad side?

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What One Piece of Advice About Curing Your Migraines Annoys You the Most?

Mine is, “Have you tried drinking more water?”   I drink about 10-12 8 ounce glasses of water a day.  Half of those usually include Electrolytes and 1 contains Trace Minerals.

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