ok well i got the samples from my doctor. i was instructed to table 1 tablet at the onset of a headache and that it was safe to take another one once 2 hours had passed if the headache had not cleared up.
well, of corse i ended up getting a headache later that evening and i took one. about
30-45 minutes later, i was incredibly dizzy (to the point of laying on my living room floor because i was too dizzy to get up and lay on the couch) and had like a permanent hot flash or something. i was burning up on the inside but when Josh was checking my forehead, neck, legs, etc. - i was ice cold.
i thought that maybe that had happened because i had taken the pill on an empty stomach. sunday when i started to get another headache, i went ahead and took another one. shortly after, the same symptons started occurring again... the dizzyness, hot flushing sensation, and this time - nausea.
well, my doctor had neglected to give me the little insert with the side effects on it so again, when i got josh to help me out by looking them up online, all of my symptoms and many others were listed on there.
Me & Frova = NOT FRIENDS!
good luck to anyone else who tries it
Fibromyalgia (May 08)
CFS (May 08)
Gabapentin, Celexa, B-12, Yasmin, Darvecet
Posted 7/20/2008 8:21 PM (GMT -7)
I do have to say that I was also getting dizzy when I first started taking it. I get hot flashes all the time so I am not sure if the medication has caused any or not. My symptoms where not as bad as yours but they have gotten better over time. If it is helping with the headaches and you are staying home on a day you are getting a headache you might want to try it a few more times. This is if you can handle the side effects, I know sometimes it is worst then having the headache.
When I first started them I would have to make people drive me places after taking one. Now one month later and only taking about nine in the first month I can drive after taking one. I do sometimes feel stupid after taking them but that is just omething little better then a headache.
Posted 7/25/2008 7:19 PM (GMT -7)
took imitrex (pills by the way, not shots) and they would work to knock out headaches but made me feel even more dizzy and light-headed than the headache itself. tried maxalt, it would take away headache, but then headache would return later in day. tried frova, does seem to last longer than maxalt, no other adverse issues either. sorry to hear it didnt work for you.
Diagnosed with UC June 2008. On Asacol...many questions still unanswered
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