I have used the INJ Imitrex for about
2 years. It works a lot better than oral meds for me. Now, I've never had much luck with any triptans, but the Inj. does work some.
It doesn't make me sleepy, or feel lousy. Just some chest tightness, jaw pain, and heaviness(it goes away after a little bit). I usually have to take one, then in 1hr take the second dose.
I use my upper arm and the side of my quad. Find fatty, tisse, not direct muscle and it does hurt too bad. Be sure not to pull it out to fast!! I usally count to 10 slowly before I remove the needle. The first few times, i got really nervous with the button thing, the spring action scared me. Just make sure the blue(or yell0w) bottom part is all the way down, press it, and keep it in for several seconds. It burns a little. Also, make sure you press over the Inj site (don't message, just press) for a few seconds b.c you'll see some of the med come out. This was a bigger problem when I didn't hold it in as long. and you kow what, I've never had to pay for my imitrex inj. they always have samples. I also got 2 kits, and keep one with me at all times and one at home (that means 2 pens/case/cartraige.
I hope it works well for you. And I'm glad they treat you well at the hospital. Do you take a BP med??? Maybe the migraines are BP not related, not the other way around...
and I wonder if its the meds that lower your BP, not just pain relief. Pain meds make your BP lower. You should really keep a check of that. I bet if you could prevent your BP from getting up, it could prevent the headpain. I would really really look into that more, not just see it as a side-effect.
Best to you,
DX-Migraines:Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome:
I am WELL!!
Meds: ProzAC 40mg, Klonopin 1mg BID , Ambien 10mg
PRN- Imitrex INJ, Pherergan, Actiq 600mcg(fentanyl suckers) for migraine breakthrough pain
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