Imitrex cost

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Avatar n tn ive had migranes for 15 yrs and imitrex has been my only solace. it still works, but i am lately treating 18-20 headaches a month and am reasonably sure that i am experiencing a rebound situation. my pain doc is saying tough it out or drive 20 miles (with a migrane) for nerve block injections. what is my best option here?
Avatar f tn does either imitrex or maxalt contain caffeine? I was taking Maxalt for migraines and it worked great! Now my insurance has decided I need to try Imitrex before they will approve coverage for the Maxalt. The Imitrex took about 2 hours to have any effect, but eventually my headache subsided. Since then I have had recurring headaches for 4 days.
518798 tn?1295215879 I am not at the point where I have a migraine headache 3-4 days per week. I take half and imitrex (to save cost) each time. There are occasions when the headache is so bad that I have to take it twice in a 12 hour period. My neurologist wants me to discontinue Imitrex due to the side effects associated with it at my age as well as the overuse. I don't know what to do anymore. Headaches are completely ruining my life. At least with the Imitrex I can somewhat function. Help!
Avatar m tn // ______________________________________________________ Here's a couple of the responses in the thread: By: masteele80 here is the lay of the land by someone who has taken almost everything. Anything, yes, anything - that changes your mood, alters your personality, or changes the way you feel, or sense pain - will, can and is addicting. Opiods will be more addicting, because they make you feel good.
Avatar f tn I get them every few months - thank god for Zomig, which works great for me. cost is about the same as Imitrex but if it didnt' work I could easily see myself running for narcotics when they get bad. HA are awful! Hope you are able to get some sleep tonight my dear! How did your ham turn out?
1364259 tn?1298664781 other sypmtoms are considered separate because they started later except for legs swelling. On Topamax 75 mg 2x day for it and still no results. can't use imitrex...bad reaction to it what does this test do to help find my problem and why does it cost so much!
Avatar n tn BOTH those meds have a generic so it won`t cost you a fortune. I do have Imitrex for the migraines that last for days or the really bad ones. Also, with the preventative meds I have not had to have so much of the Triptans like Imitrex,Maxalt ect. which are very expensive basically.
Avatar n tn As of last night, I've done 5 shots. Last week they prescribed Imitrex. I went to pick it up but it cost too much ($694) and I don't have insurance. I did call Pfizer and they have a similar med (Relpax?) and I will probably qualify for patient assistance. Does anyone have experience with headaches and treatment or with taking headache medication? What about natural remedies for headaches? Thank you as always.
314128 tn?1226861220 i just posted a few questions about the cost of suboxne, was this your primary care dr? my girlfriend who strated sub 2 months ago told me her back pain isnt as painfull since she started. but she had been taking pain pills for a long time and she wasnt sure if her back still hurt cause she was still taking pills..
1103688 tn?1257898152 I can't take Imitrex because it causes me to have severe heart palpitations (bad enough that I have to be hospitalized - I've only been given it once, and that was all it took). The thing that works best for me as a preventative is Excedrin - just plain old, over-the-counter Excedrin, but the problem with this is that I have multiple digestive problems, among which is the tendency to develop gastric ulcers, and my gastroenterologist would really like it if I would stop taking Excedrin.
Avatar f tn ), and some spots with higher frequency. He didn't go into any more detail, but prescribed Imitrex and sent me on my merry way. 10mg later, and it only lessened the pain. So, could anyone offer any more insight into the apparent anomaly or lend some advice? Thanks!
397977 tn?1201268447 I have tried in the last few years Imitrex tablets but with my nausea they were awful and I threw up for hours after taking them, thus, not helping the migraines at all. So, after another really bad few weeks with migraines over and over again I went back to the doctor and he prescribed a low dose of amitryptaline and Imetrex Nasal. I am not a pill taker so this was hard for me to accept. But, the migraines were not good for me either.
Avatar n tn However if Relert is expensive for you, you can opt for other Triptans like Imitrex. I am really not sure about the cost. Apart from Triptans OTC NSAIDS are also helpful in controlling acute attacks of migraine. The best treatment for migraine is identification and avoidance of trigger. A headache diary will help in identification of trigger. Magnesium supplements which are available OTC have shown very good results in preventing acute attacks of migraine.
1388618 tn?1288217950 I was think that the Imitrex pill that I was given for the them would help. But actually made me feel worse and deathly ill. So I won't touch those anymore. I still haven't been able to find a doctor that will believe and listen to me. Except my Intergrative Med Dr. and his can't do everything. I need a GI specialist that will listen to me and believe me. I am tired of not being able to eat FOOD. And am even tired of trying. I can't even get the powdered stuff and water my Int. Med Dr.
Avatar n tn Is there anyone know how fast this can hit you--I was 36 diganosed and still tryimg to figure it all out- I have tried over 70 meds--my left shoulder burns like I have a fire touch on me,, The headpain is out of this world I have adrenal disorder that comes with that--so when I take stimulants to stay awake, my heart beats very fast and I have to take xanax to calm it down andI can only get 12 imitrex a month on ins plan-welfare and I have to borrow money to get me enough to get me through t
Avatar n tn I live in Southeast Texas. I was hoping a Doctor would answer my question here on this forum. I figured they'd let me know if my symptoms are serious enough to need immediate attention or could wait till my appointment with the Doctor.
182493 tn?1348056515 my momma takes Imitrex for her migraines. sometimes they work, sometimes they dont. I take excedrin extra strength cuz of the caffeine. Caffeine usually makes mine go away.
Avatar f tn I went to my doctor and she told me that the migraines were due to stress and prescribed a muscle relaxer and Imitrex. The migraines have reduced since then. I think I have had about 3 in the past 4 weeks, but now I'm have this intense pressure, tightness in my shoulders, neck, and back of my head. Sometimes it's so tight that it makes me dizzy. This has been going on for almost 2 weeks. It's a constant pressure and tight feeling. Sometimes it's dull and other times it's very intense.
Avatar n tn I am an abuser of fiorinal and have experienced constant headaches when withdrawing from this drug. There is a very good drug on the market called "Imitrex" which I now take for my migraines. It is non-addicting and it is the only medication that helped me when I was going through the withdrawal. The headache would go away and return but atleast I had some way of coping and you can use Imitrex more than once during the day. I use the injection but it does come in pill form.
1088430 tn?1259163373 (4yrs ago several CT's/MRI's, then arterialgram ruled out a possible AVM or any other serious cause) Other than aboritive Relpax or Imitrex, was started on combo of Lyrica/Amitriptaline(?) Topamax ruled out due to "nerve" symptoms he said it wouldn't help.
Avatar f tn My OBs were always comfortable with what I was taking - in fact, they PREFERRED the opioid meds for my migraines versus medications like Imitrex or Maxalt. I have fibromyalgia, as well, so the pain medication was necessary to function (though my pain was not as bad back when I was having babies as it is now that I am older). Doctors ALWAYS weigh the cost/benefit ratio in ANY treatment - especially in pregnant women, as there are TWO (or more!) people involved.
390338 tn?1206466248 I have had migraines all my life but they have become so frequent now that I am in my 40's. I had been put on Amitryptiline and Imitrex Nasal, 2 weeks ago. I went back to the doctor today and I told him I used 5 of the six Imitrex. They helped 2 of the 5. He said that is to many migraines in 2 weeks! So, now I have dropped the amitryptiline and am going on Topomax. Starting with a low dose and working my way up slowly to see what might work.
1102283 tn?1257821072 Zomig Nasal Spray has the highest bioavailability, followed by Imitrex Injection (but Imitrex Injection isn't a suggestion except in severe situations). Anyway, because of superior bioavailability of the more expensive triptans is why I suggest getting the back up prescriptions for the Zomig Nasal Spray and the Maxalt-MLTs just in case the generic Sumatriptan tablets do not work for you. But, for cost reasons, fill the generic Sumatriptan tablet prescription first!
701581 tn?1279139638 The most expensive triptans shouldn't cost more than $50 a dose and usually they cost around $25 each. With a coupon $25 could go down to $20 or less. Migranal is an ergot alkaloid. Ergot alkaloids used to be the first line treatment for migraines prior to the 1990s. Triptans replaced the Ergot alkaloids because triptans worked just as well but didn't have any of the side-effects of Ergot alkaloids.
1088430 tn?1259163373 I hope that maybe this also helps with the cost of the Relpax a little bit. Here is the link to the Relpax website page that has the link to the coupon on it: And here is a direct link to the coupon:
Avatar f tn This is something prescription insurance plans have to duke out with Big Pharma, and they do it all the time, which is why most of us take generic versions of other meds where they're available. But I don't see the cost of drugs in general coming down in the future, regardless of changes in health care law.
Avatar f tn i have fiorinol for migraines, but i have imitrex, so i can ditch the other. hydrocodone cough syrup, is it safe to have it around, or is that a temptation? flexeril with cod?? please advise!! thank you!
518798 tn?1295215879 Last Saturday I had the first migraine I have had in a really long time. I went to the doctor and they gave me a shot of Imitrex and phenegran (which usually works great). By bedtime it was so bad that I could not stand it. The headache came back on Tuesday with a vengence. I received a shot of Demerol after work on Tuesday, then Wednesday it was still hurting and they gave me a shot of Dilaudid (the first one ever) directly into my veins.
1742220 tn?1331360327 naw ive been having clusterfukk headaches lately ... just becuz i abuse imitrex. i mean!!!! i don't but. i mean. why did that imitrex thread mysteeeeriously appear right when i was talking about using too much of it in my j? i mean it was almost xactlee what i was thinkin about much of it is elevension, and also how i hold my breath and clench my jaw and stomach muscles. out of habit i guess get it, elevension? instead of tension??? elevension???