Taking things for granted actually involves many factors that produce safety violations, among them: poor communications, not being alert, and taking chances.
I don’t always take triptans because the narrow window in which they’re likely to work for me is extremely small. Also, I get migraines and/or auras just about daily and I don’t want to get a headache due to overuse. Even more scary than getting a rebound headache is the perception by doctors that my constant migraines are caused by medication overuse. Which is another matter entirely.
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All of the above people sound just like my story. I take 160mg of inderal daily ( I’m kinda maxed out wirh if if I want a somewhat normal blood pressure ) take Fioricet for pain but, have to ration it off so it last a month. I get Botox injections every 3 months which I cringe with pain during injections (behind the ears really hurts) tried all kinds of different meds. Anti-depressants, anti seizure, etc. Nothing really works 100%. It’s frustrating when you go to the doctor and they just don’t seem to get it. Guess we all are doing the same thing. Coping and trying to make it through each day with minimal pain.
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I too am only allowed 9 per month. My problem is if I take one the next day I get an all-over headache that nothing will help! Headaches are so frustrating and this kind of misinformation doesn’t help!
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One thing that is confusing.. the doctor says to be sure to take the triptan at the first sign of migraine, and to take another two hours later if you are still having symptoms.. then in the next sentence they will warn you about triptan overuse/rebound. Also, just a note to all, once I started seeing a Headache Specialist/Neurologist I had no problem whatsoever, getting a preauthorization for a larger quantity per month (in my case 18). Their office seemed to know much more how to work with the insurance company with that. On the bad side, even after the preauthorization was approved and good for two years, I found out (when attempting to get a refill) that they allow 36 tablets every 75 days.. so they have stretched the number of days inbetween. Apparently, I need to try to schedule fewer migraines! I am now in the process of going through the preauthorization for Botox. I sure hope it goes through and that it works.
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Debbie Lee, it seems like bad side effects are a strong enough reason to avoid the injections if at all possible! I’m wondering if a different type of triptan would be better for you. I assume you use sumatriptan (Imitrex)—it is the least expensive triptan, but also the one with the most side effects. You might find an orally dissolving tablet of rizatriptan (Maxalt) is or the Zomig nasal spray is just as effective (or more so) without the side effects. Also, triptans work best if they’re taken as early in the migraine attack as possible. I wonder if maybe the injections taken at a late stage aren’t actually relieving the migraine. It could be that side effects aren’t the issue, but that the medication isn’t actually relieving the migraine. It may not be a matter of unprogramming, just figuring out a more effective way to meds with fewer side effects. Best of luck.