Imitrex Tolerance

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Mr. Christian
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/28/2006 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone else experienced Imitrex becoming less effective over time? If so, how long did it take for that to happen, and how often were or are you using it, and at what dosage and form?
Thanks
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mommyto3
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   Posted 12/29/2006 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

I think maybe you can build up a tolerance to Imitrex or it somehow becomes less effective--I'm not sure which one! I used it for a while alot with my cluster headaches in the injection form at 4mg stat dose and it was great-immediate relief (wow)...

I used it for several months, several times a week (usually the max. amount that I was allowed per week)...it was an almost immediate fix for my clusters...It would help the migraines, but it was very seldomly the first choice of abortive to use, since I needed to save them for my clusters. When out of cycle, I did use for migraines...

I had to stop using it per doc, but I did notice the effectiveness decreased to little to no effect over time. Since, I had to stop using it I was not able to give it more chances to see if it would work again, etc.

What form of Imitrex are you using? How often do you use it? Take care!

Mandalynn210
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/29/2006 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Mr. Christian,

I have noticed this lately... I have had to take 100mg instead of the 50mg I usually take quite often here lately. This isn't all the time as the 50mg will take care of it sometimes...

I've been taking Imitrex (oral) for almost 4 years and in the last year it stopped working like it used to. But it may also have to do with how often you take it. My migraines got a lot worse in the last couple years and I was taking Imitrex 3 times a week... and most likely building up the tolerance quickly.

It may all depend on how often you have migraines (how often you need to take the Imitrex) and how much your dosage is?

I've only had luck with taking Imitrex orally... never tried the injection and didn't have any luck when trying out the nasal spray.

Hope I could help!

Mandy


Mr. Christian
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/29/2006 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had a real bad run of headaches where I've had often 8 or more in a row. I take Imitrex 100mg (which you cannot split anymore because if you do it destroys its effectiveness) as often as I need it, trying not to exceed the limit of two dosages a day. But I have no health insurance so I've spent around $4,000 in the last year or so for Imitrex alone. I've just found "Together Rx Access" which pays about $50 of the $200+ that each script costs. I appreciate your comments, and your caring. I'm a Christian so I walking by faith, and not by sight. So I'm not moved by what things look like. I'm only moved by the Word of God and what it says about illness and disease. It tells me that "by Jesus' stripes I'm healed" and I will stand on that promise even if the headaches never go away. When I die and go to heaven I'll still be saying "by Jesus' stripes I'm healed." That's called faith. Believing in spite of what you see or feel, but only believing God Word and the promises and power therein to heal, deliver, prosper, and bring peace, and joy, and love. Thank you again for replying to my post.
 
"For the message of the cross is foolishness
to those who are perishing"
                          1 Corinthians 1:18
 
"...the light shines in the darkness,
but the darkness has not understood it"  
                                  John 1:5
 


Annuk
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   Posted 12/29/2006 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Mr Christian,

Please be aware that others do not share certain beliefs, and I would draw your attention to Rule 10 of the Forum Rules. If you wish to discuss this further, please feel free to email me!

take care

Ann
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