Need migraine help on a day I can't lay down and sleep
November 17, 2011 4:24 AM Subscribe
I have a long day ahead of me. I have a migraine coming on. I'm out of my sumatriptan and I not longer have prescription coverage insurance. Help!
posted by lizjohn to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
It's 5am my time. I have a test at 8am, another at 11am, a lab report due at 3:30pm and a large set of ochem hw due online at 11:55pm. It's going to be a long day. I've already been up since 1 am studying. I can feel a migraine creeping up on me it's actually already here, but I know it'll get much worse. What can I do to not completely ruin my ability to think?
Sometimes caffeine and an analgesic helps, but it hasn't so far. Usually I take my sumatriptan and lay down in a dark quiet room. Today I can't even lay down, medicine or not. I have coverage to see a physician at the student health center, but the walk-in clinic usually takes some time. I'm going to try to after my 8am test. Which leads me to my two main questions: 1a. triptans have worked for me, so does anyone know the cheapest generic one (in general, I'm sure ymmv)? 1b. they usually make me drowsy and fuzzy headed, is there some sort of other medication I can ask for that wouldn't? 2. What else can I do to assuage the pain? Would any type of food help? Protein? I know to stay hydrated.
Addition information, if needed? Female, 26, in US. History of menstrual migraines. No other known triggers.