Posted by Dave W (22.214.171.124) on October 05, 1999 at 09:28:08:
In Reply to: OK ... Back to business , Midrin? posted by sam on October 05, 1999 at 00:11:50:
My experience with midrin is that it may or may not have helped out with some headaches in past years. The problem I have with any abortive pills is that they take so long to act that I can't tell for sure whether they worked -- or whether the CH finished its work naturally. Mine last anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours, and even an Imitrex or Zomig pill can take that long to get into my system if I've eaten recently.... I've become a strict oxygen user, and Imitrex nasal spray (or injection) as a backup in case the oxygen doesn't work.
One thing midrin was good for, I recall, is that it did dull my emotional response to the pain (it has a mild sedative in it). It definitely cut down on the thrashing around and screaming. However, I could see myself becoming dependent on it (I'm an addict anyway) about the same time that the quick-acting drugs hit the market.
Since midrin, cafergot, and the other similar pills work like sansert does, I can see how it could work for a CH'er (disagreeing with DJ here). It wasn't much help for me though.
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