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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 8/25/2006 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
this is what my doctor   prescribed for my daughter for her miagraines.  We are in Canada.  Anyone heard of this and used it?  It is one of the Triptans.  6 pills cost $101!  She has her headaches almost daily!
p.s.  she has had a ct scan done and all was clear.
dx: fibromyalgia, IBS-C,Myofacial Pain Syndrome, Chronic Headaches, hypothyroidism,anemia, insomnia,mild depression.
Clonazapam ,25mgs, Oxy IR 2.5- 5mgs every 6 hrs, Synthroid, Zopiclone, Gas-X
Supplements:  Digestive Enzymes, VitB Complex 100,
Daughter Jerica 17, Dx: Crohn's.  Salofalk-2000mgs/day, pred,20mgs(weaning down 5mgs/wk), Fish Oil, losec, iron,digestive enzymes, lactaid pills.
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 8/31/2006 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sweet,

Sorry I have not replied before now. Yes I have heard of Amerge but have not taken it myself. The triptans in general do work well for most people, although they do not suit all, the secret is to find the triptan that works best for you, or in this case your daughter. Sadly some of the triptans are very expensive!! Personally I have been having Sumatriptan (Imitrex) injections for the last 13 years! - which I think are the most expensive!!!lol

Please let us know how your daughter gets on with the Amerge, take care


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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 9/1/2006 3:07 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Folks,

I tried Amerge a couple of times (out of a very expensive prescription), and I might as well have been eating chalk.  It did absolutely NOTHING for me, although I must add that no triptan has been successful for me.  Either they don't do anything or make me violently ill (a migraine feels better!)  Not to mention the fact that the doctor prescribing it treated me like scum and failed to pay attention to any of my medical history.  He was a volunteer neurologist at the Free Clinic in town and acted like he was God's gift to the uninsured.  Thank God I have insurance now.  OH, just one more important fact.  The Amerge had a direct contraindication with a medication I was already taking, which could very well have killed me if I had taken a higher dosage.  If triptans work for you, give it a try.  I'd give away body parts to get rid of a bad migraine.

Best wishes,

Leigh Ann cool

"The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful."
                                             - Jimmy Buffett

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