What do you do when medication stops working?
Several times a year my medication stops working.
To begin with, preventative medications give me terrible side effects. I tend to stay off them except Botox. I have been on and off Botox for years and each time it is different in results. Sometimes it works, other times it seems to make me sick, the next time it may work but wear off early. I never know.
I use a ton of natural therapies to treat myself and also get a variety of results
- Epsom salt baths
- Ice therapy
- Restorative Exercise
- Heat therapy
Depending on the trigger, pain level and situation depends on how much relief I get from natural products.
Abortive medication is taken to decrease a migraine or get rid of one that is existing.
Here’s the dilemma with abortive medications….I can only take them so many times per month. When I have daily headache and migraines it is difficult to judge when to take them. After taking my medication it usually works.
Occasionally, all of my medication stops working. I take my abortive, I use natural therapies and products, I use everything as directed and nothing works! I seem to get into a cycle that will not break no matter what!
Taking too many pain relievers causes rebound migraines so I am careful not to over medicate. The problem is, I get to a point where everything stops working and I just need to suffer. After battling for days and days and fighting every way I know how, I finally give up. I get to a point that I give in to the constant migraine and just wait it out. I stop poisoning my body with medications that aren’t responding with my body and I try to sleep it off till I can function again. I run out of options and just wait it out.