Posted by Kim (126.96.36.199) on September 13, 1999 at 12:13:24:
My headaches have been chronic since January of this year, 1 - 2 per day. Last month I went to a new Neuro who put me on 2 tablets of Amerge per day for 2 weeks. I was intructed that i could take an additional tablet for pain if needed. In addition to the Amerge, i was to continue with my Verpamil, 360mg per day.
During the beginning of the 2 weeks, i still had an occational headache but the every day pattern was broken. My 2 weeks of Amerge ended last week and this week i can say that I have not had a serious headache at all. A sneeze will still bring a mild one on for me but nothing unbearable. i have not taken any pain meds in 1 week, that is a very big breakthrough for me.
I did not notice any side affects with the Amerge. Imitrex would leave me with a half-numb feeling in the head, nothing like that with Amerge.
I would be interested to hear if anyone else has used this 2 week regiment to break a cycle.
My Neuro is a headache specialist and felt confident that this would help and hopefully do just what it has done, break the cycle.
Amerge is very expensive, but for me, it was more than worth it, I feel as if I am getting my life back.
Good Luck to everone, and i would like to hear from others who have used Amerge successfully.
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