Imitrex injectable vs. tablets vs. nasal

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   Posted 12/13/2004 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I was just prescribed Imitrex by my doctor.  I don't understand why so many people use the oral tablets or nasal spray, when they can get much faster relief by using the injectable.  Can someone comment on this?

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   Posted 12/14/2004 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor didn't mention any of the other methods to me when she prescribed the tablets for me. I would have probably gone for the nasal method, as I get very nauseated with my migraines, and the tablets sometimes don't stay down!
I'm not too good with needles, so I probably wouldn't go for the injectible, however, if it works quickler, then it's probably worth putting my fear of them to the back of my mind!
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   Posted 12/17/2004 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you ever used the injections? They hurt like He**...I have those and the nasal spray (I vomit with migraines so I can't take pills)
I guess either most people don't know too much about them and two, the imitrex stat dose system hurts so bad I try to use the nasal spray first (and that tastes bad too!!)
I'm not complaining, but if I could take a pill instead, believe that I would
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