Imitrex and ulcers

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Okay, I'm a newbie here so please go easy. I do have 25 years of being clean and drug and alcohol free this coming October. I have been very ill these last few years and only seems to be getting worse. Anyway I hate taking meds of any kind and my dr's are always harping on me that I need to and take them regularly. I would rather go naturopathic or nothing. I have lots prescribed to me, but only take them when on death's door.
She has had two lumbar punctures, one CT, 2 MRI's and recently a colonoscopy and endoscopy for what appear to be the beginning of ulcers. The first mri was normal but the 2nd showed evidence of lesions in the white front matter which indicate the possibility of a migaine, ADEM, Lyme's, among other conditions. In the beginning stages of her illness, she had elevated titers to Lyme which were considered equivocal. The LP did not find any evidence of Lyme.
Although, you only mentioned one triptan that you had the reaction to, and that was Imitrex, aka Sumatriptan. Not all triptans are made with the same ingredients and so not all triptans will have the same side-effects. For example, Imitrex is the only triptan that is also a Sulfa drug (many people have Sulfa allergies). Imitrex is known to cause the side-effect you mentioned in some people, the severe heart palpitations.
I have systemic sclerosis and have chronic gastric ulcers (no H-pyloric) and food bezoars for 10 years. I am supposed to be on liquid diet (I am not) and have gastroparesis and have gained 40 pounds in past two years. I have hypothyroidism for 33 years and empty sella syndrome. Because my TSH is always messed up docs keeping reducing levothyroxine dramatically, 2 years ago I was in a coma due to hypothyroidism and UTI which went to brain.
Hello and thank you for having this site available. I am a chronic pain patient with both orthopedic and fibromyalgic pain components that include migraines about 3 to 4 x times a week on average. I have a question about using together Savella, Wellbutrin and Nortriptyline. (Also use Imitrex prn and HRT daily. ) For several years I was been on a "cocktail" of various SNRI, DNRI, and NaSSAs.
This drug is also associated with an increased risk of serious stomach ulcers and bleeding, sometimes leading to death, and this risk is greater in older people. If you experience any of the aforementioned symptoms which persist for a significant amount of time, you should discontinue this drug and consult your doctor. Hope this helps.
Hi, Advil or ibuprofen is a relatively safe drug except for some gastritis like effects so it should be avoided on an empty stomach and in patients with gastric ulcers. What you can do is try and identify the triggers of your headaches and avoid them. they could be strong light, loud music, stress, certain foods etc. You should also get adequate sleep. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Consult your doctor for a complete check up reularly and also discuss your symptoms.
I developed retroperineil fibrosis from Sansert, Tremor from Depokote, chest pain from neurotin and a trail dose of Imitrex as a last resort. I have used Lidocaine in the nostril with no relief, have seen a number of chropracters, self-hypnosis, acupucture and tried bio-feedback(I was unsuccessful in training session). To date I have seen no relief from the daily constant headache and left eye pain. My left eye always has a pulling feeling.
I developed retroperineil fibrosis from Sansert, Tremor from Depokote, chest pain from neurotin and a trail dose of Imitrex as a last resort. I have used Lidocaine in the nostril with no relief, have seen a number of chropracters, self-hypnosis, acupucture and tried bio-feedback(I was unsuccessful in training session). To date I have seen no relief from the daily constant headache and left eye pain. My left eye always has a pulling feeling.
I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
I've had MRI's run (everything was normal), there is no history of migraines in my family, my diet is actually VERY consistent and has not changed, and i don't typically get headaches or migraines. i am not particularly stressed right now (i have a history of ulcers too, and i do not have an ulcer now), i am not depressed, am eating normally, etc.... i am a big gym-rat, so not being able to work out has really added stress because of the headache. i have no sleeping problems.
My doctor said to take Imitrex 1st and and hour later if I still have pain, to take an Amerge because they last 8 hrs. whereas Imitrex lasts around 4 hrs. Good luck!
Ordered MRI, but it was not definitive because my braces caused refraction (?)so difficult to read, and prescribed imitrex and propanalol for high blood pressure. Propanalol caused more coughing (I've been coughing for years -- no one can really explain it) so my family doctor cahnged it to Norvasc. (I no longer take it; blood pressure back under control.) Imitrex helps sometimes, but not others.
It works, but I've already gone through all twelve doses. And, insurance doesn't cover any more Imitrex than what I've already used. The directions said not to take more than two in a 24 hour period, which I didn't. I have a migraine right now, but my stomach is already burning, so I don't think it would be wise to use any Naproxen right now. Migraines cause me to be dizzy, as well as fatigued.
Right now the only thing I have been continuously given is gabapentin, Imitrex for headaches, and Lexapro which I discontinued. The physicians at CCF have been very helpful to me in the past and I greatly appreciate your comments.
For the real bad thumpers, I also take 800 mgs of Ibuprophen, and Phenegran for the nausea/vomiting. Vistaril and Compazine are also anti-nausea drugs commonly used. They also make you very sleepy, which is a blessing with a migraine. Sleep is the best way to get rid of them, in my experience. I lay down with a heating pad on my head, although sometimes ice works better. Keep it dark, and quiet where you lay down.
Most people still don’t know about this risk and don’t realize that acetaminophen is in hundreds of OTC cold, allergy and headache products and some prescription pain relievers. Check labels for acetaminophen, and don’t take more than 4 grams—equal to eight Extra Strength Tylenol tab--lets—a day from all sources. ) And certain other drugs increase the risk. Heavy drinkers and those with liver disease should limit, acetaminophen. Taking the drug while fasting also increases the risk.
I'm pretty sure mine were interferon related since they both went away after I stopped tx - the ulcers right away and the eczema a few years but it did go away. I'm glad I hadn't read that I would have thought I had germs everywhere and driven myself crazy(er)!
I hope my new family doctor will give me few #'s of refills on bottle and imitrex as well so that I don't have to see him every month or whatever, you know. I usually get new prescription of imitrex (for migraines) every 2 months - 9 pills which cost $230.00!!! but thank goodness my insurance covers it BUT it will only cover ONE prescription of ANY type of medication for migraines PER month though and I only pay $3 for co-pay plus $2 co-pay for Neuro office visit every month.
She has been taking it for about 1 and 1/2 years. She also gets migraines and takes Imitrex. Could the Zoloft be causing the pupil changes? She also has had several injuries in the past year and a half, such as a broken bone in her foot that would not heal for six months (healed miraculously and instantly after she was prayed for), a sprained arch, a sprained back, ulcers on her eyes, and a sprained ankle.
I agree that H Pylori should be considered, and this bacteria is associated with ulcers and inflammation. More specialized tests can include esophageal motility studies as well as a gastric emptying scan. I would also send the stool off for analysis and culture to exclude infection or malabsorption. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patients education only.
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This puts patients at risk for developing serious, and even fatal, health issues. Last year at the WAISMANN METHOD®and Domus Retreat, we treated about the same number of patients for addictions to Norco as we did for Heroin, OxyContin or methadone. Although not completely surprised, I was appalled to find out that many of these patients developed a dependency to the drug after they were given a prescription for a very small injury.
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She has been taking it for about 1 and 1/2 years. She also gets migraines and takes Imitrex. Could the Zoloft be causing the pupil changes? She also has had several injuries in the past year and a half, such as a broken bone in her foot that would not heal for six months (healed miraculously and instantly after she was prayed for), a sprained arch, a sprained back, ulcers on her eyes, and a sprained ankle.
I took 4 extra strength Excedrin, a Darvacet and an Imitrex last night and woke up this morning with a headache. I thought to myself last night that all hope was lost. And today, I saw tomsant mention these 'cervicogenic' headaches and I looked them up. OH MY GOSH! This may be the answer. When I was 14, I was in an accident and as a result, I have whiplash and that age is also when my headaches started getting worse. The pain behind the eye, the base of skull, it all fits.
I'm going to try to do my best to keep my emotions in check and keep to the facts so I don't muddy this up. It won't be easy but here goes! I'm a 34 year old wife & mother to 3 kids (8, 5, & 3). For the first almost 15 years of my life I was as healthy & active as any other child through those years other than a problem with recurrent UTI's that still plague me occasionally today.
It is effective with bacterial and viral infections, and some but not all fungal infections. The Flip-Turn is the original, and still the best Sinus Flush. WARNING! DISCLAIMER! The technique in this manual involves bending over in a hot shower. Obviously, if you bend over in a shower, there is a slight possibility that you can get dizzy and fall down. You could possibly hit your head, get knocked out, or break something.
(VERY DANGEROUS)You can dehydrate and go into shock. Ulcers can perforate(bleed,so that is a concern. I do think it is very serious and should not be let go. It is awful to live this way. I hope I can help. This is a great web sight.
While the motrin may not be directly toxic to the liver like tylenol, high doses can cause bleeding ulcers and kidney damage. Remeber, none of this stuff is safe, they all kill you slowly but surely. I know how scary stopping is. Believe me, I never thought I would ever escape from the nightmare and really thought I would end up dead. It was when I finally reached my bottom, lost my family, my home, and my business that I finally began to see that the final loss would be me.
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