Entry #19 (Findings from Research Level 18)
A little more on the conventional suppressant-based methodology of the western world of medicine. When you go to the hospital with a migraine they distribute what's called the migraine cocktail. This consists of a combination of Benadryl and Compazine followed by Toradol if it does not subside with the first two. One user claims that by taking Atenolol (a medication used for the heart) his migraines stopped completely. Many users claim that taking Aleeve in conjunction with caffeine is very effective (one pill at 550 mg per hour). Another user swears by taking the drug called cambia which is an anti-inflammatory that blocks your bodies production of natural substances that cause inflammation. For years and years, I've been taking the OTC Tylenol ultra-relief specifically designed for migraine headaches. It's a combination of Acitaminophen (500mg) and Caffeine (65mg). Typically per migraine over 5 out of 10, I would take two tablets. This was my only form of partial remedy for years and what seems like forever. Recently, I found out that Tylenol operates through the liver functions which help with muscle tension etc. and Advil operates through the kidney function to help regulate the blood flow going to the brain through a channel near the neck and head meeting point. This led to a few trials with Advil and I noticed a difference in the heart and chest area. Sort of like an internal feeling that things are running smoother. (the same sensation when you leave the service shop with your car after getting new brake pads and an oil change.) Not too many positive results unfortunately in terms of pain relief for a migraine. A few users are trying ketamine infusion treatment at the hospital from a continuous IV drip. The issue here is that it's a synthetic drug from the 70's typically used as an anesthetic for surgery. The treatment lasts 4 to 8 hours per day for several days in a row. The results from a study are that after 77 migraine patients underwent this treatment, they saw good results. The average had 7.1 out of 10 pain level migraines prior and after 5 consecutive days of treatment; the average claimed to have 3.8 out of 10 pain level migraines after infusions.