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    suzi is offline New Member
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    I'm a 41 year old married woman with 2 teenage children.I've suffered from migraines since i was 17.Throughout the years the doctors have tried me on every new medication that has come out, even Beta-Blockers.I sometimes suffer from 2-3 a week, some so severe that i have to go to the doctors and they inject me intermuscular with 100mg of pethidine and stematil to stop the vomiting.I have also had pethidine pills (50mg) but the doctors here (New Zealand) are getting stricter with handing out a Controlled class B3 drug.Is there anywhere i can purchase this drug online and have it shipped to me? Many thanks for your time......Suzanne

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    Hi Suzanne
    Firstly, I really sympathise with you. Life is hard enough as it is with two teenage children, without having to cope with debilitating migraines.
    About the pethidine - doctors are often very reluctant to prescribe narcotics unless absolutely necessary because of the addiction problem. If your migraines are occurring between two and three times a week and you are needing pethidine to relieve them, you are definitely at risk of becoming dependent on this drug (and that is the last thing you need!).
    You are unlikely to find anywhere online that sells pethidine (known as meperidine in the US). This is a controlled substance with very strict dispensing protocols and I am sure no pharmacist out there would ever be prepared to take the risk of supplying this drug unlawfully. Not to mention the problems with customs getting them into NZ!
    You say that you have tried every drug out there. There are many different drugs used to prevent attacks (the list includes the beta blockers) and often it is a bit hit and miss to find the best drug that works for an individual. Are you taking a migraine prevention medicine now? If so, it doesn’t sound like it is working very well. What do your doctors/specialists think?
    There are some very good drugs available to treat migraine. Have you tried Imigran? Imigran is available in tablet and injection form and usually brings relief within half an hour.
    Best wishes
    Carla
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    Hi Carla, Many thanks for your reply.I've tried Imigran,Sandermigraine,Eplim, Beta-Blockers (4 different ones), i've lost count of all the meds i've tried.So no, i'm not on any preventitive meds at the moment.Upon saying that i suffer from 2-3 a week, some weeks i can go without a migraine and of course not take pethidine and don't feel the "urge" to have it, or the need.I'm very aware of the dependancy of the drug and have made every effort to take 4 paradex and voltarn, which the doctor has told me to do,with the onset of a migraine.I've been to see a nurologist and he said i have typical migrains and there isnt alot that can be done about it as my mother suffers from them as well.So mine are hereditary ( geee thanks mum!!!) I've also had a CT scan and all is fine in my head.I was told that Demerol is very similar to Pethidine so was willing to give that a try.So, as you can see, i'm a problem!!! Hope this tells you abit more about me.........many thanks, Suzi

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    Smile Oxycodone Instant Release

    I have been ill all my life and cut a long story short I ended up with bladder spasms, needed a hip replacement and a number of other things. The bone pain and muscle pain was always the worse and I was treated , like you, with Pethidine. I met a pain specialist one day who took the time to talk with me for hours literally! He prescribed Oxycodone Instant release. It acts as a relaxant as well as treating the pain and leaves your system within 4 hours completley.

    If you can time your pain by a clock then you could consider the long acting Oxycodone which I had but it made me really sickly.

    Before my blood pressure was undercontrol and the doctors said I was imagining my symptoms, when I used to get really bad pressure headaches similar to migraines Id wrap a scarf around my head as tight as possible. Sounds funny but my nan said it is an old wives tale which actually works. Another thing which works for me... as well as drugs obviously, is a damp cloth. Despite not being hot during a headache attack there is evidence that by reducing your temperature of your head and forehead you can decrease pressure causing migraines.

    Just thought Id let you know my experiences coz I know when I had headaches I would have rubbed dog muck on my head if i thought it would work - good luck!

    PS: Pethidine tablets are really rubbish and should always be prescribed as double the IM dose as the absorbtion is rubbish. If you require IM then try and have 100 mg over a 4 hour period - have 50mg the have the other 50mg in 2 hours time. I found this out whilst moving from the childrens hospital to adult hospital procedures. When they tried getting me used to the bigger 100mg dose (as Id grown) over the child dose of 50mg I noticed I was pain free for ages. We proved it wasnt the amount of Pethidine but the actual staggered dosing.

    PS2: Cyclizine is a cracking antisickness to have with pethidine as the 2 together create an even more relaxed sensation. Be warned though, Cyclizine stings alot and if offered it IV refuse!!!!!
    Last edited by Anonymous; 04-15-2008 at 07:57 AM.

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