Frova for migranes??

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   Posted 7/21/2007 4:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been having Migranes for years.. My doc recently change me to Frova..... Ive never taken it and i was wondering if anyone else has and if it worked for you.......... If anyone could help and let me know........ its greatly abreciated.


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   Posted 7/21/2007 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Criss,

I don't personally use Frova as I cannot use any of the triptans (basilar migraines), but my aunt uses it with great success. I believe Frova is most often prescribed for women who suffer from menstrual migraines although it does work with other migraine types as well.

I know it is sometimes prescribed a little differently than the other triptans if you are using it for menstrual migraines. My aunt takes it for a couple days before she gets her period every day - kind of like a preventative. She then takes it for the first 3 or 4 days of her period - I can't remember which. It seems a little weird to me, but then it is NOT prescribed that way for everyone.

Did your doctor switch you from a different triptan?

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   Posted 7/22/2007 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
They gave it to me to try. I feel it takes to long to work (45 minutes to and Hour) and it only works for me if I take it right at the start of my migraines. I do like it though because there is virtually no side effects to Frova compared to the side effects of Imtrex when I take it.

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   Posted 7/26/2007 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   

I also got the Frova for menstral migraines.  My doc gave me some samples. The few I took did not help and my neuro suggested that I take them for 2-3 days before my period and 2-3 days during to avoid.  I have not done this yet because I don't have the prescription filled.

I will post again, if it helps.


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