iv dhe treatment in the uk. what is it like? does it help?

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hi. i have pain all the time in 1 side of my head, ive tried all kinds of meds and botox but nothing has worked. i spend most of my time in bed cause of the pain. my head doctor has offered me iv dhe which im not sure about. please if anyone has had it in the uk please could u tell me how it went. thanks vicky.

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    I have heard of this, my one friend had it - it can break the cycle and be very helpful.  I believe she had to go into the hospital and she was given the meds every 8 hours. You have to be monitored for side effects but she said it was very helpful. A migraine specialist doctor here in the US that I have seen offered this to me as well. But I had been doing better so I declined  -the doctor said its very effective and she is a specialist. Go ahead and try it...hopefully you can get some relief    hugs   J from the U.S.
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    Hi what is IV dhe ? not heard of it could do with it, though as im in pain constantly with my headaches
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    Hi Vicky

    Sorry that you are going thru the same thing as me. I am still having pain on my head, however I have decided to keep seeing the Doctor I went to for a second opinion, because she hit it on the nail about my condition. She did mention to me about the iv dhe. She also had me do a sleep study to see if I had sleep apnea. I am just praying that she can help me with some relief with my migraines. I hope that you as well can find some relief with your pain in your head.

    Please keep us inform how everything turns out. Good luck to you.

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    iv dhe is short for Intravenous Dihydroergotamine (DHE). ive got the info on it but would to know if anyone in the uk has had it. and if it worked for them. ive found lots of poeple from the us who has had it, some good storys and bad. its not licenced in the uk but they can still use it in hosp. 
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