Techniques using Imitrex nasal spray?

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Posted by iJun ( on May 03, 2001 at 17:18:27:

If any of you out there know of good techniques to use in maximizing the effectiveness of Imitrex nasal spray, please share your ideas.

Generally, I think the sooner you spray after sensing an attack, the faster the relief. One question I have is... if you take the spray TOO early before the attack escalates, can that backfire?

Also, I think that following the instructions helps greatly (i.e., keep head level, inhale gently, etc.). Are there any other tips anyone knows that will help make the Imitrex work in less than 5 minutes, every time?

I'd also like to hear comments from anyone who has switched from the nasal spray to the injections. Has anyone ever actually switched the other way around, from injections to nasal spray?

In my theory, the early timing and proper technique might be critical to help making the spray work. I'm wondering if the spray might actually be more practical than injection when it comes to less-than-ideal situations like when an attack starts while driving, at work, etc.

I've never tried the injections yet.

I look forward to your feedback.


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