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A 35-year-old female asked:

I'm on day 8 of a continual migraine. i've been a chronic sufferer for 20yrs. what can i do to break this cycle? my usual tricks aren't working.

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Status migranosus: A condition of 5 consecutive days of severe unremitting migraine headaches is referred to as status migranosus. You are perfectly within bounds to report to the nearest ER or contact your doctor for a hospital admission. This needs to be broken with aggressive forms of IV medication. I am happy to counsel as a headache specialist in more detail but you should get this taken care of ASAP.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
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What are your usual "tricks" to deal with your headache and do have an idea of what precipitated this latest attack? I am available at www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR However, this type of condition really requires tertiary level care and the sooner the better. Especially if you've got nausea, vomiting, and can't hold anything down very well. Keep us informed on the outcome.
Feb 22, 2015

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