Posted by Todd (18.104.22.168) on February 04, 2000 at 23:33:45:
In Reply to: Medication Timing posted by Byron on February 04, 2000 at 23:14:13:
In my experience, timing is CRITICAL. My Imitrex of choice is the tabs, but I've used the inhalers also. I find it must be taken at the first indication that a shadow is about to move to a full cluster. Here's what I mean....
I get shadows...dull, as opposed to cluster sharp, light 'pressure' in my cluster temple. These USUALLY mean a cluster is on its way shortly, but given the Demon's well know propensity for tomfoolery, not always.
Next, I will get a 'twinge'. That's a sort of very quick, mini-stab. That's the point of no return. A twinge indisputably indicates a cluster is on its way....and only 1-3 minutes away. That's the time to pop the tab or squirt the inhaler. If I wait until it's full-blown, the meds don't work fast enough to make them worth using.
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