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Average Rating: 3.6 (511 Ratings)

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 5  Menstrual/hormonal migraines 1st time taking it, I had no side effects & migraine was gone in 15 mins. Migraines had lasted exactly 48 hours for the past 8 years & NOTHING otc had worked (didn't know it was a migraine as it moved from side to side sometimes, light didn't bother me, it worsened with bending over, yet some relief came by laying down & holding my head in odd positions). I was in elated disbelief that it was gone, yet afraid to move, worried that it would come back with a vengeance. It didn't. Subsequent months it makes me feel...weird (can't even describe it) as it's working, but the migraine is always gone in 45 minutes. I can deal with that feeling rather than the incapacitating 2 day migraine. Good riddance! F 42 5 months
25 mg
3/13/2014

 5  Severe Migraine SEVERE ALL OVER MUSCLE PAIN AND TIGHTNESS (so severe that I actually considered a trip to the ER, which I never do): Now, that being said; I suffer from severe migraines usually at least 5 times a week most weeks. About 40 minutes after taking the pill the side effects hit, I swore it was the worst drug ever, said I would never take it again, threatened to destroy the rest of the pills (if I could ever walk again), cried, panicked, finally realized that I wasn't dying and calmed down. But then...within 10-15 minutes, side effects-gone, headache-GONE!! First relief I have had in many weeks. So, I have to say, the relief was well worth 15 minutes of hell and I will gladly take it again, but next time I will at least know what to expect. :) F 34 1 weeks
100mg
3/4/2014

 1  cluster headache Dizziness, chest and neck tightness, loss of power in legs and no feeling in right leg, stabbing pains in stomach, neck and back, unable to swallow or breath properly and foaming at the mouth but the worst side effect of all is that this tablet caused dystonia (rare movement disorder) I would never advise people to take this tablet. i took this tablet when i was 13 I am now 16 with my dystonia becoming worse everyday F 16 1 days
100mg 1X D
2/18/2014
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 2  Migraines and cluster headaches I thought I was going to die, even being warned by my doctor did not prepare me. The pressure in my chest was like a boulder and my throat closed off, I was left gasping like a fish out of water. The beginnings of a migraine intensified by 100 percent. There was a painful stiffness in my shoulders and nausea dizzyness with my body having slight tremors. It took 30 minutes for the effects to start and over two hours to lessen enough to sit up and contemplate taking the second dose. It was horrible worse than any migraine medicine I have ever had... I will take the migraines any day over this medicine! Why would anyone purposely expose themselves to this (more than once) There has to be something better out there!!! F 42 1 days
50mg 2X D
2/14/2014
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 4  Severe migraines (average 2x wkly.) It makes me feel a little nauseated, fatigued mild chest tightness and hot flashes come and go I do cut them in half and take only 50 mg. when the headache is just coming on but if I wake up with a full blown blinding migraine, I take 100 mg. It almost always helps. If not, it can be taken with Aleve and that should help as a last resort. Talk to your doctor before taking both meds together to confirm that it is ok for you to do this. F 44 7 years
100 1X D
1/10/2014
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 5  migraine If I take the full 100 mgs I get a tight feeling in my chest and my throat constricts a little making it hard to swallow food. But normally I can get by with cutting the pill in half and only taking 50 mgs which doesn't cause these side effects. Also, the drug acts as a vasoconstrictor, so it makes it hard to get an erection for about a day afterward. Takes about an hour to kick in, but it's the only thing that works for my headaches. M 41 5 years
100 mg 1X D
12/11/2013

 4  Migraine Lightheaded, fatigue, weak, chest/ throat tightness, clammy, cold. I've suffered from terrible migraines for years and thought nothing would ever help. Imitrex is the ONLY thing that will make a migraine go away for me, the downsides...I would say are the side effects, I don't feel comfortable driving or going to work and sometimes for days after I remain dizzy/lightheaded and unable to focus. I also regularly take Topomax which I highly recommend if you suffer from migraines because it has really reduced my migraine count from a couple times a week to about 2 times or less a month. My last suggestion maybe take half a pill at a time if you are prescribed 100MG Imitrex, and take the other half if needed to help reduce some of those side effects. Feel free to contact me! F 24 6 months
100mg 1X D
12/4/2013
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 4  migraine At first I took 100 mg and I got super rapid heartbeat, flushed, felt like I was really high, weird tingly sensation in limbs, but headache went away! I have since started cutting them in half, which lessened these side effects almost all the way, but still takes care of the migraine. I didn't like the effects of the full dosage as I felt as incapacitated as I did with the migraine (although in a different and pain-free way). I could not function at work or feel safe driving. Since I started splitting the pill in half, these side effects have almost all but gone away, but still gets rid of the headache. I do sometimes get a recurring migraine 8-12 hrs later, but I treat it with another half, which seems to work well. it also acts as a diuretic, I pee like a racehorse when on it! F 38 6 months
50 mg 1X AN
11/9/2013
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 3  migraine Some generic imitrex causes me to be very sick, nausea, dizziness, weakness. Others are fine. Always have throat tightening, but not too bad. Makes headache a little worse till it goes away about 3 hours later. People who experience a severe worsening of headache do not have a dilated headache to start with and should not be taking sumatriptan. They may have a vascular spasm migraine. It feels the same, but is made better by getting the arteries to relax instead of tighten up as imitrex causes. I get both kinds of migraine, have to determine which kind of headache I have, then if a spasm one, I take the herb and seasoning, Rosemary. It will dilate your arteries, is anti-inflammatory. Will stop an aura cold and no migraine after sometimes. F 45 20 years
50 mg. 1X AN
10/31/2013
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 5  Migraines No side effects experienced M 30 2 weeks
100
10/17/2013

 1  Possible Migraines Took a 50mg pill and about 30 min later felt dizzy then a sudden severe headache, 10 times worse than the pain I had before taking the med. Hot and flushed, my neck was stiff and in pain. Vomiting and nausea. Quite scary side effects. F 30 1 days
50 mg
9/27/2013

 2  Chronic migraine Cold, tingly feeling in head and down neck. Weakness. Shortness of breath. Jumpy. Down right awful. F 30 1 weeks
100mg
8/23/2013

 5  Migraine Tightness in jaw/face/throat. However it's the best drug I've ever taken for migraines!! Migraine is gone within minutes; so quickly it is gone that I forget why I have a little tightness. I can take an imitrex anytime anywhere and the side effects are nothing!! F 33 7 years
50-100mg
7/20/2013

 5  migraine Flushed feeling from head to toe. Especially in head and chest. If you have ever taken niacin, it is similar to the flushing felt by it. I'm feeling the flushing right now. Can't drink coffee because the heat burns my throat. A little nausea. I took probably closer to 75mg because the pills are hard to break in half. Prescribed 100 mg tabs. If I take over 50 mg, the side effects are more intense. Lower the dose and it should relieve the migraine while lessening the tingling, tightness, flushing etc. It usually passes within 30 minutes(side effects). The headache is gone within 10 minutes. Very efffective medicine. I should probably invest in a pill slicer to make the dosage more accurate. Very effective. DO NOT TAKE OVER 50 MGS IF YOU ARE BOTHERED BY SIDE EFFECTS F 33 3 years
50 mg 1X AN
5/19/2013
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 4  migraine nausea and vomitting. Have noticed this only since taking the generic drug. wondering if i may have something tto do with delivery differences. there is a imitrex hangover: "fuzzy" head and heartburn, but it sure beats the migraine or the migraine hangover. F 51
20 mg nasa 1X D
4/6/2013

 1  chronic migraine 15 years of migraine relief....then without warning (and no heart disease) I had not one but two heart attacks! I was only 39 years old and almost left a nine, five, and three year old without a mother! It works....but the roulette wheel just may call your number too! F 39 15 years
injection 1X D
3/19/2013

 4  migraine I woke up about 5AM with the migraine, so it was well established. I took one 50 mg Imitrex and had a slight lessening of the pain. So about 1 hour later, I took 2 Aleve. About 30 minutes after that, the pain began to lessen dramatically. Within minutes, I was sound asleep and slept until 3 PM. When I woke up, the pain was still gone, but side effects had arrived. I have a thick tongue and when I talk, I sound like I have had a stroke. Everything else works properly, so I am guessing it's just a side effect. I am dizzy and having hot flashes. I feel short-of-breath. My mood is unstable and I am depressed and anxious. (I also take meds for depression and thyroid.) I think that I will try this drug at least one more time, but I will cut the tablet and see if a half dose works. I can always take the other half later. I would not have been able to work or drive this afternoon. 50 mg of Imitrex and two Aleve stopped the migraine cold. Now I just need to figure out the proper dose. F 56 1 days
50mg 1X AN
3/3/2013
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 5  migraines drowziness F 50 20 years
50 MG 1X AN
2/22/2013

 1  Migraine (also have MS) Terrible tightening of muscles in my neck, jaw and back. Hot flashes and overall nervous feeling. Did not help migraine and the experience made thr migraine much worse. F 26 2 months
100 mg
2/6/2013

 5  chronic migraines this is unfortuntely the only thing that works on me if I get a severe migraine.. I hate the side effects but I tolerate them because the headache is worse than the side effects to me! I usually get a rapid heartbeat and a heaviness in my chest and am slightly nauseous. It does take away the headache very quickly but I have noticed since I have been taking this drug for years that it causes a "rebound" effect frequently and the headache comes back 8 hours later -sigh F 62 8 years
50 mg 1X D
1/13/2013
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 1  Migraine Headache got much worse. Tightened throat, severe nausea, dizzy, muscle aches. F 1 days
30mg
1/10/2013

 5  chronic migraines tingly, burning sensation in my brain, and sometimes in my finger tips, rarely skin irritation at injection site After having had two concussions to the right side of my head as well as a permanently damaged nerve and tendon in the right side of my neck, finding something that makes the migraine go away is awesome. Yes I have one of the rarer side effects of taking it but it is worth it to burn for 30 minutes versus suffering for a whole day. Without this shot I would be down for the entire day. I have been on the pill form as well as Treximet, and this is the fastest and most effective one by far. I went from having migraines every day to 2-4 times a week to 1-2 a week and now I am at 1-3 a month. F 31 4 years
6mg shot 1X AN
1/5/2013
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 5  Migraine After you take the pill, tired. Next day a little constipation and heartburn. Heartburn treatable. Constipation goes away. Once you know the migraine is coming on, you take the pill immediately. It works within a half hour. You can function again. Better that laying in bed suffering. Your body is weak from the migraine but you are pain free. Used to take injections - shots. Found 100mg pill is equivalent to 6ml injection. F 52 15 years
100 mg 5X M
12/28/2012

 5  Migraine This has been a miracle drug, the migraine is gone within 1-2 hours. Very mild side effects such as occasional upset stomach for 1-2 hours and mild drowsiness. F 33 1 years
12/19/2012

 2  Migraine I just too m fist imitrex at the onset of a migraine. Within 15 minutes I was flat n back. Tightness In chest, neck and back. I mst ave clinched m hands also. I jus came to 4 hours after and my mind is blown. No headache, but that was like a bad trip. Insane, not sure I want that again. F 39 1 days
100 mg 1X D
12/18/2012
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 1  Migraines With the pills themselves, I had to leave school because I was flushed, dizzy, and I couldn't focus. My migraine was gone, but the symptoms from the medication were worse than the migraine itself. The nasal injection left a disgusting taste in the back of my throat that wouldn't go away no matter what I ate or drank. After brushing my teeth and mouth 6 time, I was more focused on the dizziness and nausea rather than the taste. I had to stay home from school and work the following day because I would get dizzy after standing up for 5 minutes. I'd have to lay down for 10 minutes and then I could be on my feet for 5 more minutes. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. I've tried 2 of the 3 ways to take it, and I wasn't satisfied with either. I'm honestly afraid to try the injection. F 16 5 times
20 MG 1X AN
12/11/2012

 4  Lupus migraine Head rush, tightness in throat, dizziness. Pretty scary at first but my doctor had warned me about them. I just laid down and waited for them to pass. I definitely couldn't take these at work like the other migraine meds I have been prescribed. It worked though! Split the initial doses in half so that the side effects are not so bad. That way you can gradually work up to the desired dosage. This is what my neurologist said when I called him about the side effects. F 40 1 days
100 mg 1X D
12/10/2012

 5  Yes Rapid heartbeat. Flushing. But adjusted and went away F 45 6 days
6 mg injec
12/3/2012

 1  Migraines After about a 30 minutes to an hour of taking this I became sick. My head feels worse and I get this horrible pain throughout my neck and shoulders. My shoulders feel heavy and tight. My whole body gets this cold/hot clammy feeling. I would rather deal with the chronic migraines I get a few times a month than take this pill anymore. If you're having any of the same problems, stop taking the pill and talk to a doctor. I don't know if these are normal side effects, but they hurt and suck. F 27 2 weeks
100MG 1X AN
11/4/2012
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 1  Migraines After about a 30 minutes to an hour of taking this I became sick. My head feels worse and I get this horrible pain throughout my neck and shoulders. My shoulders feel heavy and tight. My whole body gets this cold/hot clammy feeling. I would rather deal with the chronic migraines I get a few times a month than take this pill anymore. If you're having any of the same problems, stop taking the pill and talk to a doctor. I don't know if these are normal side effects, but they hurt and suck. F 27 2 weeks
100MG 1X AN
11/4/2012
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 3  Migraine headaches Minor increase in blood pressure Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. If you don't take the medication early on when migraines are starting it may do more harm than good. It usually works for migraines though. F 25 1 years
100 MG 1X AN
10/15/2012

 5  Severe Headaches No negative side effects, so sorry for the people experiencing them!! Gets rid of the severe headaches quickly with no adverse effects, but my MD told me today there can be severe ones, thus my visit to this site. F 48 365 days
1/2 100 mg 1X AN
9/13/2012

 1  Migraine Increased pain!!! Neck pain Nausea Dizziness I thought my migraine couldn't get any worse, but it did. There was severe pain in my neck and head after ten minutes of swallowing the pill Horrible medication. Will never take this again. F 15 1 days
100 MG
9/6/2012
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 1   And I thought the migraine was bad, really thought I was having g a heart attach about 20 minutes after taking it.4 hours later I'm so tired but can't sleep, and headache has moved from right side to left. Last pill for me, its not worth the scary feeling. F 53 1 days
100
8/17/2012

 4  Migraines & tension headaches I don't recall any symptoms or side effects. Got my first imitrex pill in the ER several months ago for Migraine. They usually do Reglan/Toridol/Benadryl combo on me, but they tried Imitrex. I left the hospital in a bout a hour with a milder headache, didn't take it away for another hour. F 32 2 days
50-100 MG 1X AN
7/31/2012
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 5  debilitating migraines none, just blessed relief Several years ago, my neuro told me to take a dose of imitrex at the first sign of a headache. Since then, I have had my life back. Now the sky has fallen on me. In late May I saw him, gave him the usual update, no problem. Six weeks later, I called to renew imitrex prescription and he refused, made me see his previously unseen PA, and was told I had to go off imitrex because it might be causing rebound headaches. I explained my chronic daily migraines pre-dated regular imitrex use by at least 10 years, but no one listened. They put me on muscle relaxants, anti-axiety meds, and pred. Still have the same migraine 7 days later and can't function on these other drugs. Can't understand this. Has it happened to anyone else?? Please share if it has. Seems possibly coincidental with GSK lawsuit in early July. So unlike my neuro's way of handling things. Am dying without imitrex. F 61 16 years
50 mg 1X D
7/29/2012

 5  Migraines Tightening in Chest, Heart Burn, Joint and Muscle Pain, fatigue. Started out approximately 20 years ago with the Injections and then after 11 or 12 years started with the 100mg pill form. Imitrex has definately done the job it was created to do. Takes about 40 mins and all headache pain is gone. I can deal with the other symptoms that are normally gone the next day. However, I have noticed as I get older, the symptoms have intensified somewhat. But still my nomination for best Migraine Meds F 20 years
100mg 1X D
7/27/2012
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 5  Migraines Fuzzy, warm feeling kind of like being high in the beginning of taking it...now just get really tired but imitrex Always works! F 28 4 years
100 mg
7/22/2012

 5  Migraines F 23 1 days
7/20/2012

 5  migraines None F 60 10 years
50mg
7/16/2012

 3  migraine VERY fatigue, upset stomach, warm/clammy feeling, loopy...not quite with it, delayed reactions, tight throat feeling, all over ucky feeling It eventaully took my migraine away but it was not worth the side effects that I had. F 33 2 weeks
100mg 1X D
7/14/2012
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 1  complex migraines I've had migraines since age 12 and while the pain has been decreasing, the auras have gotten steadily more stroke-like (numbness on one side, confusion, etc.) and severe to where the last visual disturbance effectively blinded me. I got a ride to the er and they gave me a shot of imitrex. It hit like they'd dumped ice into my skull. I could barely lift my head.my whole body was freezing cold, and this was on a 100 degree summer day. I got the mother of all icecream headaches, a sore throat, and a low fever, and my chest just felt wrong . These all lasted about 5 hours. That was about 4 days ago. Ever since, I've had this twinge a little left of center in my chest, which is starting to worry me. The upshot is that the massive facial tic I've had since childhood is suddenly gone, but I fear my heart may not have been in good enough shape to take this. You couldn't pay me to take it again. F 24 1 times
7/12/2012
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 1  Migraines Tightness in throat Numb Headache got worse Stomach Ace Jaw hurt Coldness Was the worst 2 hours of my life F
100 1X D
7/3/2012

 4  Migraine without aura stiffness and tenderness in neck and shoulders I started taking imitrex when the frequency of my migraines was every 3-6 weeks but they are more frequent now (about once per week). F 62 20 years
50mg 1X W
6/26/2012

 1   have had migraines since i was 6, i'm 27. same each time i take imitrex: hot, can't breath, heavy weight on chest, cant get enough oxygen, body feels weak, fragile, hot, buzzy, like i might faint. heart pounds out of my chest. very scary. almost went to emergency room. breasts huge and swollen and extremely sore. muscles tight and tender. i felt poisoned every time i took it. not worth the occasional relief it brings. poison. F 27 6 years
50mg 1X W
6/13/2012
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 5  Migranes i experienced some tightness in my throat before i discovered Imitrex the symtoms of my migranes were sensitivity to light, mental confusion and tired aching body and of course the 2 days headache that made me incapable of working. Imitrex takes the headache away but does not take away the light sensitivity or the tiredness. that I can handle. it is wonderful and I am so grateful there is something that relieves it. ..... oh yeah.. the 1st time I took a 100 mg pill and it caused me to have the euphoric feeling that was not in a good way. taking it to 50 worked perfectly. F 49 6 months
50mg 1X D
5/10/2012
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 3  migraines Always give me stuff neck, more nauseas sleepiness. However, the last effect was scary, cause I felt like intoxicated and next day I had red eyes that developed in swollen eyes with eye bags. Horrible. If caught on time, is the only way to get rid the migraine. However the long term effects are real concern for me..I have been using this medicine for many years. F 43 3 days
50mg 7X M
5/7/2012
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 2  migraine gave me a burning strange feeling in my head & neck, like a headache on fire. not liking this feeling, but I think I'ts calming down F 32 1 times
50mg 2X D
5/1/2012
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 2  Chronic migraines Takes an hour to finally kick in. Worsens my headaches, makes me even more nauseous, causes vomiting. Also makes me sluggish the rest of the day. My doctor has changed my dosage several times and also form and it still does not work. F 29 10 years
4/18/2012

 5  Severe chronic migraine w aura It starts with tightening of the muscles... First my arms or legs and then everywhere, which intensifies the pain spots in my head... but I don't mind because I know relief is just around the corner. I usually take it with an antacid to help the nausea, so I don't throw it up. Aprox 20-40 mins later the instant relief, and I can open my eyes again and actually see. I have a 4yr old and twin infants, so I can't be out of commission for too long... (Thank God for my husband who is very simpathetic of my suffering.) Then the post migraine hangover begins which I think is easily mistaken for side effects of the Imitrex... Such as the brain fog and delayed reactions... Eye constantly tearing (and cluster headache usually happens with the tearing, which looks kinda like Bells palsy) Hot flashes, perspiration, and loss of appetite. If you are a true migraine sufferer, this drug is a miracle for relief. Main side effect is def the muscular tightening, hence everyone's experiencing of throat and chest tightness... It effects all the muscles in your body, some feel it, and some don't. Def makes me sleepy... Good luck to you all, may one day we all be migraine free! F 32 6 years
100mg
4/10/2012
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 5  hormonal migraines No side effects at all - just took the pain away and made life worth living for me. Can't believe all these negative comments. F 70 20 years
50 mg 3X M
3/23/2012
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 4  chronic migraine Imitrex was the only medication that took away my migraines and I took it about 2-3 times a week. TWO DAYS AGO I HAD A HEART ATTACK CAUSED BY VASCULAR SPASM. I have no risk factors for heart disease and was extremely shocked when the doctor told me that I had a heart attack. My sister who works in a pharmacy said that the pharmacist she works for told her that long term use of Imitrex often leads to heart attack. Be careful and watch out for chest tightness and shortness of breath when taking it! F 52 18 years
100 mg 1X AN
3/22/2012

 5  Migraine None, just the migraine downside symptoms(sleepiness, euphoria, sweating, ect). For some, Maxalt works better. This is my most responsive triptan. 80% reduction in 1 hour, may need to repeat in 2 hours for bad days, but no big deal. @ $2/pill now without insurance, life is good! M 31 5 years
100 mg 1X D
2/22/2012

 4  severe migraines I only take the absolute minimum needed to control my migraines- but it causes me to have rapid heartbeats- dizziness and heart attack symptoms. It's east to say not to take it- but we all know when you're in so much pain- you wish you had a meat cleaver to crack your brain open and relieve the pressure and pain, you'll take anything- it does work miracles- but you shoudl only take a very small amount- it can and will kill you if you take the prescribed amount. Make very sure you have no stroke or heart attack issues and no family history of it- if you do don't take if you have MVP or any heart murmur issues. F 42 10 years
25 mg 1X D
1/31/2012

 3  Migraines Headache briefly gets worse, followed by tingling in the forehead/neck, nausea, and stiffness in the neck and shoulders. Often accompanied by blurry vision, extreme exhaustion, pressure at the temples, and chest tightness. I try not to take Imitrex unless absolutely necessary. Unfortnately, if the tried and true advil+caffiene method does not work, I'm stuck. This is the only medication that has ever worked for my migraines long term, I only wish I didn't feel so miserable afterwards. F 26 10 years
100mg 1X AN
1/25/2012
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 5  Migraines None I am prescribed 100mg they are cheaper to purchase. I split them in half, and use when needed. My first migrain was when I was 12 years old I am now 50. Imitrex has been a life saver for me. I never leave home without it. Best and most effective if used at first onset of migrain. I also take ibuprofen for pain. Within 15/20 minutes I am migrain symtom free, but possibly at times still feel the after effects of the onset, but because I also take ibuprofen that heads off any pain. I do not always have the luxury of lying down in a dark room, but just a small mini rest with eyes closed really helps. I have tried other remedies thru the years, but this by far is the best! F 50 10 years
100mg 1X AN
1/24/2012
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 5  Migraine I take it in oral form to treat severe migraines, in conjunction with a dose of moderate painkillers, less than once a month. After dosing, side effects occur within about half an hour and include flushing and a sense of warmth, reduced alertness, coordination and cognition, numb and heavy feeling, strong euphoria after headache resolves, deep sleep ensues. Causes some next day lethargy, and has resulted in some depression afterwards sometimes. Difficult to keep down oral form with vomiting though. F 25 6 months
25-50mg
1/23/2012

 5  chronic migraines I have been using imitrex injection before it was even legal in the USA, per my neurologist recommendation. To this day I am still using either the tablets or the injection, and I still am having a problem trying to load the pen. Sometimes it will load real easy but that is on rare days! Or it will get partially loaded and then when I pull the pen out the medication box it goes shooting across the room and the last but not least the syringe will load into the pen but it isn't plunged down enough and the syringe will just be in the pen. There has to be some other way to load this. It is bad enough when I have a migraine and I can't see my head is pounding and then I have to fight trying to get the damn thing loaded! The medication is great for getting rid of my migraines. It is just the way it has to be loaded. Please someone out there find a new way to load this much needed drug! Thank you F 54 20 years
0.6mg 2X D
12/9/2011
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 5  migraines tight jaw, weakness in arms, fatigue, slowed reaction time, dazed feeling. Imitrex is the only medication that has worked for me. I started getting migraines in the second grade and was finally prescribed this three years ago. The only down side is that the side effects hit me kinda hard, so I only trust taking the medication at home and I do not drive after taking it. Also, Imitrex does not really help my nausea so at times I have to take 25 mg of promethazine to keep the imitrex down, which greatly contributes to the fatigue side effect. However, it works and gets rid of my headache quickly. F 26 3 years
100 mg 6X M
12/9/2011

 3  migrane I get a sudden onset of flushing (in my face) and I feel dizzy and nauseated and it makes my body feel...kind of heavy. My headache briefly gets worse for about 15 minutes. The worst side effect is that it makes my thoat feel like its swelling, and like I can't swallow (but I can). I use it in pill form and it takes about 10 minutes to feel the side effects, they last about 15 minutes, then my headache goes away very quickly (almost momentarily - not a gradual relief) and I get a, kind of euphoric feeling. It works well but because of the side effects I ONLY take it when my headache is debilitating. F 35 2 months
50 mg
12/2/2011

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