Stadol Nasal Spray

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 7/27/2007 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I keep reading different people talking about using Stadol Nasal Spray.  As a nurse, I am sure that I should know what that is (I do remember something years ago from nursing school about Stadol and I believe it is a narcotic) but I really do not.  I am truly getting at my wit's end and have an appointment scheduled with my neurologist in a couple of weeks and I want to go to him with suggestions and options.  He is always so willing to try different things to help me.  Has anyone had success in using Stadol NS?  Is it quicker than a Relpax?  Does it burn?  Is it a narcotic?  Does it make you sleepy, druggy feeling, etc.?  It would be nice to have something that didn't have to go into my stomach as I am always so nauseated.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you all and hope you are all having a migraine-free night!
DX:  Migraines since June, 2006, kidney stones
RX:  Daily - Verapamil, Trileptal
PRN:  Relpax, Prednisone, Dilaudid, Lortab, Lidocaine Nasal Spray

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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 51
   Posted 8/1/2007 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi baseballmomof3!  I took Stadol for several months until I built up a tolerance.  Since it is a nasal spray, it is very fast acting and it would be faster than any pill.  I honestly don't know if it is a narcotic, but it is very strong.  It is the strongest stuff that I have.  The thing you need to know is that it is a hallucinogenic, so I have had some experiences of tripping badly.  (The walls were closing in, and things were crawling on the ground etc...). Also, it made me very sleepy and feel very drugged, but I never really cared because it stopped the pain.  It does not burn when you take it, but sometimes I did get a funny taste in my mouth.  Please feel free to write back if you have any more questions!  I hope this will help!

Feel Better!



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   Posted 8/2/2007 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey baseballmomof3,
Stadol Nasal Spray is my miracle medication.  It is a narcotic nasal spray.  You should only use one spray at a time ( mine usually take two), but if you get any hallucinigenic effects, you are taking too much.  It is marvelous taken right at the beginning of a migraine.  You should go to sleep as soon as you can and sleep as long as you can.  The stuff can be highly addictive, but it is the ONLY medication that works for me.  I am back to seeing my old PCP, and we are working together to get my dosage correct.  It is an older medication, so not a lot of doctors are familiar with it.  They get all their back scratches from the drug companies that sell the triptans, Imitrex, Maxalt, Axert, etc...  I highly recommend this medication as it has been my only relief in years of migraine suffering.
Best of luck,
Leigh Ann cool

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