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Shannon16833
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   Posted 8/26/2006 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone!
I just wanted to know if anyone had heard that migraines can come from Ciliac disease, (an alergy to gluton)? My mom has Ciliac disease, but I don't. However, I am a diabetic, and glutons and carbs raise my bloodsugar, so maybe they just affect me differently? I saw my new Neuro, and he switched my treatment to injections of Imitrex. I am afraid to try this, and its not because of the needle, (I take insulin everyday)I'm just afraid of how it will react. The Relpax really doesn't work for me, it just calms my stomach, but nothing for the headache, so I really do need something different. Have any of you had success with Imitrex injections?
Also, what are your thoughts on hormones? I have been trying to get pregnant for years, and now that I'm taking fertility drugs, I haven't had a migraine in 2 months!!!! I have PCOS, and my period is sporatic to say the least, and without drugs I would only get it maybe twice a year. Any thoughts would be helpful.
I wish you all a migraine free day to be happy... yeah ~Shannon
Don't confuse dying for oil, with fighting for freedom.....


Annuk
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   Posted 8/26/2006 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shannon,

I was tested for Celiac but it was negative. I also have taken Imitrex injections for 13 years and do not know what I would do without them, if the doctors took it away from me they would take away my quality of life!!!

Give it a go and see how you get on!! Imitrex and pregnancy do not really go together - talk to you doctor! I was virtually pain free during pregnancy.

For me, Imitrex injections take away the pain and associated symptoms completely most of the time!!

take care Ann

straydog
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   Posted 8/26/2006 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shannon,

My son has horrible migraines and the injectible Imitrex is a miracle drug for him. He does the projectile vomitting if the migraine is not stopped in time. So, as you can see this really does well for him.

Give it a try, I hate to see people give up a drug that may very well be their saving grace. Hugs, Susie


poetdowns
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   Posted 8/27/2006 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I used to have this great doc. He really knew his stuff, and he was also very personable and likeable. One day, he told me about a patient who came in with a migraine and he gave her a shot if Imitrex. Then her whole voluntary muscle system froze. She couldn't move at all. So she's paniced, and he told me that privately he was also paniced and didn't know what to do. 'Cause there's not even a hint of that in the medical literature.
But he's refused to use it ever since. It never did help me, made my head feel like it had shrunk down.
If it's not broken, don't fix it; i just wanted to toss that out there, and that the other triptans (Maxalt, Zomig) have worked much better on me and never given my a problem.

Vale,
Poet
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