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(Message started by: BlueMeanie on Dec 22nd, 2003, 2:11pm)

Title: How Much Is Too Much ?
Post by BlueMeanie on Dec 22nd, 2003, 2:11pm
O.k. I've been attacks by this bastard 3 times in the last 12 hours. 2 A.M., 6 A.M. & 10 A.M.

Each time I've used 1/3 shot of Imitrex totalling 1 full shot. Luckily they where all aborted reasonably quick.

I am starting to feel another attack. Hoping it will hold off a little while. I've gotta leave for work in 1 1/2 hrs. and can't afford to miss.

How safe is it to keep injecting. I gotta do something quick.

Title: Re: How Much Is Too Much ?
Post by TomM on Dec 22nd, 2003, 2:18pm
I use the Nasal Spray but I think the max is 2 FULL shots a day. Could be wrong. The packaging should tell you.

All else fails, read the directions. Although,  I never read directions.  ;;D

TomM

Title: Re: How Much Is Too Much ?
Post by pubgirl on Dec 22nd, 2003, 2:55pm
I thought it was two full doses of any Triptan (i.e. you can't count Imitrex and Zomig as different, they are all Triptans)  in 24 hours, therefore any 'splits' are Ok as long as you don't exceed this.


Wendy

Title: Re: How Much Is Too Much ?
Post by raleigh64 on Dec 22nd, 2003, 2:59pm
It is two doses.......You need to do the oxygen. This is my first time on it. I have a small portable that I have been taking to the office. 10 mins and it starts to break up. I have been have 6 attacks a day for almost 2 weeks. 3 major. If not for the oxygen I would not make it thru the day.

Title: Re: How Much Is Too Much ?
Post by Giovanni on Dec 22nd, 2003, 3:13pm
I have done as many as six full doses of imitrex injections within a 24 hour period.  

:P

Title: Re: How Much Is Too Much ?
Post by BlueMeanie on Dec 22nd, 2003, 3:30pm
Thanks for the info fellow Clusterheads.

I couldn't wait around for a reply after posting. As you know the Beast comes quick.

I took another 1/3 shot and sat it a super hot dark shower. It worked again for the 4rth time today.

So far so good. Gotta leave for work now.

PS. Got my appt. with the doc tommorro. Sure hope I have no problem getting O2. Been waiting to see him a month now.

Title: Re: How Much Is Too Much ?
Post by thomas on Dec 22nd, 2003, 4:04pm
When I'm in cycle I take as many abortives as I need, I don't care how many I'm supposed to take.  I use the old "I'm twice as big as a normal man, so I can take twice as much medicine if I have to." logic.

Title: Re: How Much Is Too Much ?
Post by gmlevenhagen on Dec 22nd, 2003, 4:07pm
O2,O2 ans some more O2 ::)

Title: Re: How Much Is Too Much ?
Post by Carl_D on Dec 22nd, 2003, 4:07pm

on 12/22/03 at 15:13:01, Giovanni wrote:
I have done as many as six full doses of imitrex injections within a 24 hour period.

:P


Dude! That much Imitrex can be very hard on the ole ticker. You might want to talk to your neuro about o2 therapy, if you haven't already.

Peace,
Carl D

Title: Re: How Much Is Too Much ?
Post by raleigh64 on Dec 22nd, 2003, 4:29pm
Ok maybe I am lucky but I could not wait to get in with my neuro to get the O2.  I went to my regular doc and told him 02 or a bullet. He got me the 02. Of course insurance will not pay until the neuro clears it. It has been costing me $20 every other day but it is so worth it.

My point is talk to your reg. dr. so that he will know how to help.

Title: Re: How Much Is Too Much ?
Post by BlueMeanie on Dec 22nd, 2003, 5:48pm
The doc I will see tommorro is a regular doc. I quit going to a neuro years ago. My regular doc is just as helpful as a neuro and it's less hassle to get approved with insurance.

Problem is he is too good. Always takes a month to see him. The other 3 docs in that office suck. They don't understand cluster headaches at all. They give me 2 Imitrex injections and think that will last a month. HA HA.


Quote:
I have done as many as six full doses of imitrex injections within a 24 hour period.


WOW: 6 shots a day. I was worried about taking 2.

Title: Re: How Much Is Too Much ?
Post by Cerberus on Dec 22nd, 2003, 10:38pm
Well Captain,

I gotta say I too have done more than the recommended daily allowance. Not intentionally, but I did end up taking four full shots in 24 hrs. last cycle. How much is too much? Well, if your liver, kidneys, heart or any combination of the same suddenly fail to keep working properly......................Its a pretty good bet that it was too much. :D

be careful and do the O2 thing.......

Ramon

Title: Re: How Much Is Too Much ?
Post by BlueMeanie on Dec 22nd, 2003, 11:47pm

on 12/22/03 at 22:38:40, Cerberus wrote:
Well Captain, How much is too much? Well, if your liver, kidneys, heart or any combination of the same suddenly fail to keep working properly......................Its a pretty good bet that it was too much. :D


LMAO I guess that's the right answer.

Title: Re: How Much Is Too Much ?
Post by Giovanni on Dec 24th, 2003, 11:16am
BlueMeanie,

Next time you're at the neuro, ask for an over-ride for more imitrex from the insurance company.  The doc has to send a form to your insurance requesting it.  After this, they're almost obligated to authorize the amount requested. I started off with 2 boxes per month and now get 9 boxes.  Save during the good months for the bad.  Always have enough.


Here's a good source for vials and insulin syringes for dividing your doses:

http://www.earthstores.com/gpzservices/

Incidently, if my alternative treatment works for my pending cycle this March, I will not need this abortative anymore. I'll keep this board informed on my progress.

Giovanni

;;D

Title: Re: How Much Is Too Much ?
Post by don on Dec 24th, 2003, 11:40am
At 1/3 the dose your good to go for 6 a day.

More depending on the individual.



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