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Posted By : yellowrose - 12/9/2004 6:37 PM
This summer I was having migraines atleast twice a week.  My docter gave me some samples of RELPAX.  It works really well for me, but  it seems like no one else with migraines has ever heard of it.  Is this used for a different  type of headache? Is it a new pill, or an old one that dosen't work as well on migraines anymore?

Posted By : Louey - 12/11/2004 4:09 AM
Hi, is that a medication prescribed in the US?
I live in the UK and haven't heard of that one yet, although sometimes they call things by different names over here - what's the generic name?

Me: 30yrs
Fiance: 32yrs
Kitten: 3 months old

Posted By : yellowrose - 12/11/2004 7:00 PM
Hi, thanks for responding! It is a medication perscribed in the US. It is made by Pfizer. although I,ve not found a generic name. I will tell you that just pills cost $60.00 just for 6 pills. But to me worth it. I have aura with my migraines and my DR said to take one as soon as they appear. It starts to work in about thirty minutes. It does make me tired and I do go to sleep, thankfully I'm a stay at home mom. With this pill I'm fortunate not having to go through the pain or the nausea! I've never taken Imitrex or other migraine medication, but from what I've read more people have gotten more relief with this. It suppose to reduce swelling of the blood vessels in the brain. Anyway thats all I know. If I'm not mistaking I think it was introduced in 2004?? Thanks for listening.

Posted By : Louey - 12/12/2004 5:17 AM
I just did a google search and found the relpax website: it's quite a good website.
I'll have to ask my doctors if we can get it over here next time I go. I currently have Imigran (Imitrex) to take when I get a migraine.
I've been taking co-enzyme Q10 which seems to help enormously as I don't seem to be getting as many migraines since I started taking it.
I read a fantastic book about migraines which has helped me greatly: VIEW IMAGE
Definitely worth reading!
Do you use any preventative treatments/medications?

Migraine sufferer since age 16
Me: 30yrs
Fiance: 32yrs
Kitten: 4 months old

Posted By : yellowrose - 12/12/2004 11:53 AM
Awwwwww! Your kitten is so cute!!!! I love animals. I have a 4 yr. old black lab/mix. She is the little baby girl I always wanted. This summer was the first time I ever had a migraine. But when they started twice a week I got really nervous and went to see my DR. Like I mentioned earlier, the RELPAX worked miracles until the last one I had. A Friday night after dinner My husband and I went to a home improvment store and as I walked through the door my right hand went numb. It slowly moved up my arm. I thought I might have somehow pinched a little nerve and waited until it went away. We left there and went to Walmart. Before I even got out of the truck, I went blind in the right eye and the right side of my face went numb! My husband said that's it your going to the hospital! Before we reached the hospital it went away. The rest of the night was fine. Saturday, went to lunch. Started having those "auras". So I took a RELPAX. After 20 mins. The pain started to hit and my husband had to hold me up to get me to the truck. We arrived home and I went to the bedroom to lay down. This was the worst one ever! My head felt like it was spliting open. I thought I was dying! I finally had to go through the stages of the migraine and even after that I still didn't feel right. So on Monday I went to see DR. and explained what happened. He said it was a classic migraine and we shouldn't dismiss the RELPAX just yet. I haven't had a migraine since. It kinda makes me wonder was that last one a migraine or something else?

Posted By : yellowrose - 12/12/2004 12:00 PM
Oh, one more thing. I don't know of meds. to prevent migraines, but I do try to stay away from the things that can trigger them. I do smoke so I try to cut down, caffiene ( big fan of Pepsi) perfumes, stress and tension, bright lights. Sometimes I have to wear sunglasses even on the computer! These are the things that trigger mine. Have you figured out what causes yours?

Posted By : mctoone - 12/13/2004 8:51 AM
Hi - I get migraines only a few times a year...I have had them since I was 12 so I'm thinking mine are hormonal....I use Zomig...seems to work OK but I'm still having to lie down for most of the day...basically a migraine will still ruin a day and even when it's gone, I get the migraine hangover...I get the aura as well...I lose my vision in one eye and then my hand goes numb then the medication works a great deal but never stops the pain completely. I did use Imitrex but found it was upsetting my stomach...didn't it was the Imitrex but with Zomig, my stomach is OK...I will have to ask my doc about this new med. you mentioned...Relpax.. Thanks

Home is where the heart is

Posted By : yellowrose - 12/13/2004 6:32 PM
I will say that with RELPAX, if I take it as soon as it starts, I don't have any pain at all. I just thought if it worked this well for me that i should share this information with others who have migraines on a daily basis. Thanks for listening.

Posted By : Louey - 12/14/2004 1:05 PM
yellowrose said...
(Have you figured out what causes yours?)
Stress and tension are a big trigger for me too, also cheese, wine (alcohol in general unfortunately!) and too much or too little sleep.
I got some co-enzyme Q10 recently which was suggested in another post: which has worked wonders (as a preventative)!! yeah
I also get the numbness thing sometimes, usually in one arm, leg, or face. It's kinda scary. The first time it happened I was at school in a science lesson, and it scared the hell out of me!

Migraine sufferer since age 16
Me: 30yrs
Fiance: 32yrs
Kitten: 4 months old

Posted By : lioness - 1/8/2005 3:58 PM


My doc gave me samples of Relpax, but it didn't help me at all.

Posted By : kathyko - 1/10/2005 11:38 AM

I also had samples of Relpax. I much prefer Axert - no side effects like Imitrex, helps faster than the others and isn't so wildly expensive.


Posted By : Louey - 1/10/2005 2:05 PM
Hi kathykoch, could you tell me the generic name for Axert? It sounds good! :-)

Migraine sufferer since age 16
Me: 30yrs
Fiance: 32yrs
Kitten: 4 months old

Posted By : tysmyboo - 1/14/2005 7:36 AM
I was given samples of Relpax also and did not have as great results as I have with other triptans. (Amerge, Axert, Maxalt, Imitrex, Frova, Zomig)

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