Migraine Abortives Get Another Chance
As I may have mentioned in my SharePosts, I have had a hard time with increased Migraine pain in addition to my chronic head and neck pain recently. At my last doctor’s visit, we increased my dose of Zonegran - and added another triptan - Relpax - to my toolbox.
At the first sign of my next Migraine, I took a Relpax. Within the hour, I was feeling kind of funny, and not the good kind. I was dizzy, my chest felt a little tight, my heart was beating a bit too fast, and I was so very tired. These side effects were not at all pleasant so I figured I was down to one triptan again, Axert. I thought if I took Relpax again, I would suffer the same side effects.
Another Migraine attack came like they always do, and I didn’t have any Axert. The doctor’s office was out of samples when I called and my insurance company won’t pay for it. But they will pay for Relpax. What I could use to abort this Migraine is Relpax or Midrin. I know Midrin is not the best option for me, beause it takes way too long to work and gives me potential stomach issues. So I gave Relpax another try. I was happy I did. I experienced pleasant Migraine pain relief. No dizziness. No fatigue. No racing heart. Nothing. I did have to take it again the next day, and it worked again.
When you hear don’t give up - “there is a medication that will work for you,” - we mean it
Trying medications twice truly works for some people.
Nancy wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Migraine.