Imitrex - mostly great!

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Posted by Bill ( on December 04, 2000 at 12:27:37:

In Reply to: Imitrex Nasal Spray? posted by Rhonda on November 30, 2000 at 23:15:51:

When it works - it's great! I have tried the nasal spray three times (doctor's samples) and it worked twice - - within 5 or 10 minutes the pain was totally GONE.

Given the success of that, for aborting an attack, I am now using a "quick-dissolving" pill called Maxalt-MLT (rizatriptan benzoate) that goes on the tongue at the onset of a CH... and it too, works about 2 out of 3 times very, very well. (I should point out that I am taking 50mg/daily of beta-blocker and 375mg/daily of Depakote to try to keep 'em from coming.)

There is DEFINATELY a rebound headache when you use Imitrex daily - for me anyway.

I'm in the final week(s?) of my cluster... after 4 pain-free years.

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