Posted by DaveH on October 27, 2001 at 16:03:43:
Let me start by saying that no where was I instructed by any medical person to do this and that I did it on my own and I am going to continue for as long as I can.
I was given a script for Imitrex pills @ 50mg per pill. I was instructed to take the pills as the very first signs of shadowing and that I could max out at 300mg per day.
Knowing that I was due to get hit I took my first pill along with my Verap (240mg @ 2 times a day) and then took another pill every 2 hours for a total of 6 pills per day at 300mg per day. (50mg x 6pills = 300mg | 12 hours/ 6 pills = every 2 hours)
I did this for 3 days back to back and I went from two hits per day to zero. I then changed my intake to every 4 hours meaning I only took a total of three pills per day in a 24 hour period totaling 150mg thus cutting everything in half and I received shadows but very light. I did this for two days with nothing but shadows.
Day 6 is today and i took no Imitrex pills at all and only my verap and the beast ripped me apart. I went from a shadow to a 6 / 7 within 2 minutes or so. As of tomorrow I am going to start back on my one 50mg imitrex pill every 2 hours and go back to being pain free.
I am not telling anyone to try this without talking to their doc or neuro first but I love the idea of being able to control the beast.
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