How long does it take imitrex to work

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Avatar m tn If you take your triptan, the imitrex, at the first sign of a migraine, YES it will work!! If you wait to take it until the headache is very bad, then it may not work as well. If you wait a very long time and the headache has been going on for a long time, then it probably will not work, but, if you haven't tried it at all then it is usually worth a shot, and they will give it to you in the hospital if you go to the hospital with a migraine and you haven't taken it yet.
Avatar f tn Im allergic to Imitrex, when my neurologist tried me on that when it first became available, within 5-10 minutes, i was throwing up, dizzy spells, and ready to pass out from the horrible pain. Over the years hes tried me on other "safe" meds, unfortunately they did not work for long. Im now on Butorphanol spray, demerol, ativan and sleeping pills, all for pain management, ,i have also been on preventatives for years,i have not worked for 20 yrs from my intense migraines.
5527883 tn?1392590411 ) I have been toughing them out for a few weeks now, because I needed to kick my addiction. I just wanted to know (in anyones opinion) how long I'd need to wait to not trigger with drawls again. It's not something I can just tough out my whole life as I search for a cure. It takes a toll on my mind and body, it'd be like telling someone with seizures to "try this, try that" as they are having attacks while searching for the cure. Migraines are not headaches...
390338 tn?1206466248 To let you know though when I went to another nuerologist I told him I wanted to try something holistic and he had me take Petadolex. Ever heard of it? They say that it works quite well for a holistic approach to migraines. Now I took it for about 3 months and it lowered by intensity of the headaches. And my real bad days were only a few times a month compared to a few times a week the way it was. Now I do have to tell you though I am a little bit of a different case.
Avatar n tn how *bad* is going through withdrawl? how long will it take? How do you STOP? ANY support will be appreciated. THANKS!!!
Avatar n tn The L-Tyrosine will give you a surge of physical and mental energy that will help counteract the malaise. You may continue to take it each morning for as long as it helps. If you find it gives you the "coffee jitters," consider lowering the dosage or discontinuing it altogether. Occasionally, L-Tyrosine can cause the runs. Unlike the runs from opiate WD, however, this effect of L-Tyrosine is mild and normally does not return after the first hour. Lowering the dosage may help.
Avatar f tn I was put on doxepin for a year and that helped but then it didn't work so they finally put me on Klonopin and it went away but then in my 30's it changed to severe migraine and auras. I changed to Imitrex. It helped but didn't take them away either. I find Ibupropin helps a lot if the Imitrex doesn't work or vice versa. Then I got vertigo in my 40's and I would just fall down. It is due to the migraine not the inner ear. I have become hypothyroid too.
Avatar n tn I took it even though I KNEW I wasn't imagining the reaction I had to it (and to get it over with so maybe she'd believe me?)and in about 30 minutes I had the heaviness in the chest, shortness of breath and this time my throat felt as if it was constricting and it was hard for me to talk. I took some benadryl and waited miserably for the feeling to pass. I had that headache for about four more days, and I did not return to my doctor but called and a doctor on call rx'd me Midrin.
7489440 tn?1442011976 It feels like it wants to pop out of it socket. Now Imitrex helps to relief the headaches but I can tell it wont last long. I am already on the highest mgs they can give me. But is there away to relief the pressure behind my eye before it gets to the point of not being able to focus on any object. I wear glasses and I thought maybe if I just take them off and rest them for a few minutes and put my head down on the desk this would help like it did in high school.
Avatar f tn I'm just scared and it's not like I'm this big wus that is just trying to use the system to get out of going to work.....I just know how PO'ed my employers must be....they have hinted at it and I don't know how much longer I'll be able to get away with calling in when I have a throbbing severe headache. It seems the older I get ( I'm 39 ) the worse the pain gets every year...when the cold weather hits it's even worse....I can't stand makes my aches and pains even worse...
Avatar n tn I have made it for 6 years now praise God, But, I sorely remember everything that you just related to ,i went throough with my husband and then some. I would take a book to tell you how it all came down and then to how i got to where I am now. I would like to share with you personally about how things went, I know that they could really help you, and My husband would very much be willing to talk with you husband, when he's ready, He needs someone to talk with too.
Avatar m tn How long does it take to end the withdrawls? Or is everyone different? Do you recommend I see my doctor as well while Im going through this? I thought I was at the beginning stages of alziemers. This has really shaken me to my core. I am having such horrible headaches from the withdrawls too. Taking imitrex. What is the purpose of starting my own thread? So new to this. Thanks so much for all your inspiration.
Avatar n tn It hurts to see her suffer so much and not be able to take it away and make her feel better. Anyway thanks for listening to a mom vent.
Avatar f tn I am just now sure what to expect. I also take imitrex for migraines (I have been having to take it a lot) and I take cymbalta for neuropathy as well as for depression. I would appreciate your help.
Avatar n tn My Injury started 6 years ago, 2 large herniated discs (low back), with epidurals, chiropractic care and physical therapy I managed to keep working long enough to get Work comp to pay for surgery, Oct 06, prior to surg I was taking 2 120mg Kadian (=24 Norco ) and 3-4 norco daily, 60 days after surgery I started cutting down until now 11 months post opp. I can't seem to go below 5-6 norco a day, if I do, it really kicks my *** and can't function to well without taking 1-2. Clonidine hcl .
116701 tn?1210262764 It did take a while for the Epogen to work for me but I think I know with ME it didn't take me four weeks to start to feel better...maybe you are almost there and it's just going to "kick" in. I am SO sorry that you are going through this. I wish that I had better words to convey just how much I wish you were better RIGHT NOW. Hang in there my friend, just hang in there.
Avatar n tn I talk excedrine migraine and if it doesnt work then with in 6-8 hours of it i take and imitrex 50 mg. Should i be worried?
Avatar n tn or you are worried about her state of mind after that much time at a pain level of 7 without relief... take her to the ER, they can give her stronger pain killer. I know that it is scary to give stronger pain killer to a child, but the doctors at the ER won't give her anything dangerous. Sometimes being out of pain for a few hours can break a pain cycle. They might come back, but you can always take her to the ER again if they go on again for too long. The hospital isn't fun...
Avatar n tn About a year ago, I would pick up my dog (puppy at the time) and I guess it may have been the way I held her, my back was slightly arched and I would get this extremely painful aching pressure in both hamstrings, enough so that I might drop to the floor. It would alleviate once I put her down and stood up. It hurt terribly. I have also had tendonitis in my right hip from weight training that can act up now and again. It felt a bit numb around this time.
Avatar f tn I am supposed to go back to doctor Friday so I will be sure to mention it to him then. I am a 33 year old female and my period has been irregular for what seems like forever. I just kind of hoped maybe I might be trying to strart the change REALLY early. Wishful thinking I suppose. Maybe it's all sinus related though because I do have facial pain on the left side (same side the knots are) under my eye and this morning when I got up my eyes had a little bit of drainage dried on them.
Avatar f tn The answer to your questions is No it is not normal to have headaches that often. Keep a record of what you consume. Migraine headaches can be brought on by triggers, like stress, anxiety, chocolate, oranges, cheese, red wine, lack of sleep, glaring at a computer for too long. Everyone is different, so if one food triggers a migraine headache for someone it does not mean that that will be your trigger. There are also prescription medications specifically for migraines.
555358 tn?1292535661 but in reading the above posts it looks like I should be able to take care of myself, if all goes well! Does anyone have any experience with Dr. Gregory Foltz at Swedish Hospital in Seattle? that is where I am having my surgery. thank you for your information.
Avatar f tn What I know right now it I do believe many of my current symptoms are the Mono or EBV or whatever you want to call it. I'm told it could take 6 months to go away and thats as long as I dont over do it and relapse. They have told me the Mono can possibly be the culprit for part of the headaches but then I've also heard, neck, Tmj, and stress. One ER doc prescribed me fiorecet (may be spelled wrong) and it seems to work.
Avatar n tn I wish I could take it now for the depression but it does not work for me. It may help you though just remember it won't make you feel better immediatly give it a few weeks and you will probably notice a difference, just don't give up! Man do I have a bad head ache actually for the last couple of days and I can't take anything for it that stinks!
477746 tn?1254788147 At the time I would have told you my pain was sooooo bad I couldn't take it .looking back I know I used it as an excuse to use.I dont know what post you were referring to so I cant comment on that situation. There has been a time however a month ago when I had no choice but to use something and I did .I kept my scripts to low amounts And used Motrin and a heating pad as soon as I could to stop taking the oxys.
Avatar n tn Hi life. As you said, you are grateful when here, which makes me wonder if that's why so many of us go to meetings (although I have yet to make one). Maybe after hearing enough and participating enough it we can incorporate that into our lives. I have drawn so much hope from you, and am grateful myself for that. Also, you could be having a down period. Although I haven't been clean as long as you, I do have ups and downs, crazy ones.
Avatar n tn the only way to avoid it was to take more or take pain meds. or taper down off them . i know if you take them for a long time it can be deadly getting off them cold turkey, it is advised to see a doc to get off them after prolonged use.
Avatar n tn Well i am now 30 but not in a position to have children now but with all of this it sounds impossible. Can anyone give me any advice as to what to do? Does this sound like an accurate diagnosis to anyone?
Avatar f tn So either you ask me to be a friend or I'll ask the person who asked for me to be a friend how to do it. Should be able to get back to you soon.
Avatar m tn Keeping a record of when they happen and how long they last and other symptoms you experience with it can help the doctor you see diagnose you correctly. I used to use Excedrin Migraine for them and that helped for a really long time. I don't know if you'll be able to use them with your GI issues though. Good luck finding a doctor and I hope you feel better soon.