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feelfit
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I went to my PCP today for a follow-up appt. Just so happens that I am one week out from my period and had a massive migraine.

I could barely walk.

I was crying,or rather tears were sliding down my face. Nothing has ever helped these headaches.

She had the nurse give me a shot. Found out it was Toradol after the fact. Hope I did not do anything wrong??????

My headache was GONE in less than 20 minutes. I feel blaaaah, but no HA. After looking up this drug, I am not sure that I would have agreed to it if she had asked permission.

All of you with experience or nurses, did I do a no-no?

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Feelfit, I'm glad the headache is gone. That's the good news of the moment, right?

I have only had one Toradol injection - it was in the ER, so like you I did not research it ahead of time. No pain relief from it, but no real side effects either.

It was the only choice of painkiller for me, per this particular doc who was afraid to give me anything else due to my allergies (I'm allergic to nearly all painkillers - what a stinker.)...

Apparently, there are quite a few docs trying to use Toradol instead of Demerol, as Demerol can induce seizures.

Hoping that you don't experience any side effects of the injection - other than a headache free day.

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feelfit
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Thank you Cactus.
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sammy
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Toradol is a wonderful painkiller. It is a very strong anti-inflammatory. Not a steriod.

It is used all the time in the hospital. When my post op patients had problems with pain control I would always request this for them. It works so well, some didn't even want their narcotics anymore!

I'm glad to hear you found some relief with it Feelfit. If you get migraines every now and then you could ask your doctor for an RX of Toradol. It comes in pill form too. You cannot take it every day though, just as needed for short periods of time (less than 5 days). If you take it longer you have an increased risk of experiencing side effects.

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Thank you Sammy for the info! I have had a headache to some degree everyday for the past two years.

I average about 6 migraines per month. Lately I have been having no migraine......until today and it was a KILLER.

Nothing in the past has helped. I was so surprised that it went away! I was just worried about the bleeding, perforated gut etc.

I guess that is with extended use.

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I've have had the shot and now I have prescription for pills that I can take at home. My doc prescribes an anti-nausea with it.
I think I went to the doc so may times to get the shots, they gave me the prescription.

I always thought I had migraines and had about the same amount as you. I just finished IV antibiotic it would give me the same horrible head pain. I thought I was going to pass out one night because it was so bad. I would have gone to the emergency room, but I was home alone with my little ones and I was in too much pain to even use the phone to call for help.

I haven't had so many headaches since treatment.
Those headaches are the worst, as you said tears just slide down your face because actual crying hurts too much. Breathing even hurts.

I'm also taking Rifampin for Bartonella.

I haven't used the Toradol since treatment, I don't think they wanted me to take it will I was on IV. I was told to drink lots of water, which I do normally because I was a runner pre-Lyme. Take Acetametaphin every 4 hours and drink coffee. I never drank coffee until Lyme. It sounds simple and I didn't think it would work, but doing all the above really seems to work.
I woke up with a headache and I'm drinking my coffee and it seems to be going away.
Good luck!

Good luck!

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GENERIC NAME: KETOROLAC - INJECTION (kee-TOE-row-lack)
BRAND NAME(S): Toradol
Warning | Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

WARNING: Do not use oral and/or injectable ketorolac for mild or chronic pain nor should their combined use go longer than 5 days. This drug must not be injected into the spine. Use only the amount prescribed. Do not use this drug if you are in labor, breast-feeding, have stomach problems (e.g., peptic ulcer), major kidney problems, bleeding problems, severe dehydration, or if you are having surgery. Do not use ketorolac while using aspirin or other NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen). "Blood thinners" (e.g., heparin, warfarin) should be used with extreme caution. Because this drug can cause a severe allergic reaction, appropriate medical help must be on hand, especially for the first dose. Do not use ketorolac if you are allergic to aspirin, NSAID or ketorolac itself. Seek immediate medical attention if an allergic reaction occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing. Elderly patients, those weighing less than 110-lbs (50kg), and those with mild kidney problems must not exceed 60mg/day when using the injectable form of this drug.

USES: This medication is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that relieves pain and reduces swelling. It is for short-term use only (no more than 5 days).

HOW TO USE: Learn all preparation and usage instructions in the product package. If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Inject this medication into a vein (IV) or into a muscle (IM) every 6 to 12 as needed or as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. If given IV, inject this drug slowly over at least 15 seconds. Under no circumstances should the combined use of the injectable form and oral form of this drug be given for more than five days. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist.

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