I am new to this forum although I've been on the Ulcerative Colitis one for a while. I"ve always suffered from 'really bad headaches' way back into my teen years. For years, Tylenol, then Advil and sleep usually solved things after a few hours. Since being diagnosed with UC 5 years ago, I can't take anything with NSAIDs so a lot of over the counter products are out the window for me. Over the past few years the headache have taken a turn and are now migraines - for a while i thought it was sinus related but nothing in that category of drugs offered help either. Over the past year I've tracked my migraines and they are definitely hormonal. anywhere from 3 days before to the day after getting my period, i get one and they last from 24 -48 hours.
I finally asked my Gastroenterologist for suggestions seeing that I can`t do NSAIDs ( advile, asprin, midol, motrine, naproxins... etc.. ). He prescribed me Relpax 40mg.
I did a search on here but all the posts I found were fairly old. I`m wondering if anyone here uses/ has used Relpax nd how you find/found it?
Thanks for any info.
38yr old female
first symptoms 2006, UC diagnosis 2007, solid remission for 3 years then flare from Jan 2010 til Jan 2011.
Current Meds: 3 Mezavants/day (3.6g),
Other: multivitamins, sunflower seeds since Dec. 2010
In remission since mid Jan. 2011! : )