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Relief at last - first time with oxygen

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#1 Sat, 24/02/2024 - 15:44
Last seen: 1 month 2 weeks ago
Joined: 24/02/2024 - 15:02

Relief at last - first time with oxygen

Oh my goodness I am so incredibly relieved that I have at long last been given oxygen, and that it is working for me. 
I'm so grateful to Vicky at OUCH for recommending I contact the National Migraine Centre for a consultation. They have free appointments for people who can't afford them. 
Thanks to my consultation my GP was happy to prescribe oxygen and injectable sumatriptan this time, as advised.  I was actually diagnosed 9 months ago but was told at the time that they wouldn't prescribe oxygen without a neurologist appointment (which I am still waiting for!)
But thanks to my NMC consultation report I had oxygen urgently delivered to my home, within 4 hours, as soon as I contacted my GP to tell them I am having another bout. 
I haven't tried the injections yet. Can anyone tell me how they make you feel?

Wed, 28/02/2024 - 15:30
Dorothy Trustee
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Last seen: 1 day 10 hours ago
Joined: 19/02/2014 - 10:16

That's great to hear! I well remember the first time I got relief from oxygen, it's an amazing feeling. The injections work quite quickly and there's the option of 3mg injections available now as well.

All the best!

Dorothy (Trustee)

Fri, 08/03/2024 - 18:13
Last seen: 1 month 2 weeks ago
Joined: 08/03/2024 - 16:28

Over the last 20 years I've used sumatriptan nasal sprays 20mg and oxygen in combination and it works better for me than anything i've tried over many years. I don't like injections / needles so the nasal spray is my choice.


Sat, 09/03/2024 - 01:20 (Reply to #3)
Last seen: 1 month 2 weeks ago
Joined: 24/02/2024 - 15:02

If it works for you that's great. 
The nasal stuff tastes vile to me, and I'm happy to inject myself. 
The needles are tiny, and the relief is so quick. 
I've been splitting the doses because I was prescribed 6mg jabs and I don't want to use so much if I don't need it.

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