I have been suffering from migraines for some years now.
Started taking Imitrex or Sumatriptan before dx.
Than stopped because I am worried what the medication does
to my liver.
Anyone out there with migraine problems ?
Is Imitrex in smaller dosage safe ?
Tylenol is not cutting it !
When I get migraine attack I sometimes lay in bed for 3 days
with an ice pack . Like right now for example.
Tx is most likely going to intensify that situation so I am
desperate for a solution.
I have a friend who gets migraines. She takes frova and I know its expensive. She also has HCV but her liver is so healthy it's amazing.
She told me about a book titled, Heal Your Headache (the 1, 2 ,3 method).
I bet if you googled it you can find it. The theory is there are a number of triggers that set off your migraine. Sometimes by identifying your food triggers, you can get rid of them through diet. At least that's what she told me about the book.
Honestly all I know is my friend takes frova, has hep C and says it works. She has landed up in bed incapacitated in the past. I'd look into it if I were you.
What have you got to lose other than your headaches?
I have suffered exploding head syndrome (also known as migraines) for many, many years. I found that Imitrex didn't work and when they were severe would have to go to the hospital and be shot full of demerol and vistaril (an antihistamine that made me sleep). It was not until I could sleep would they go away. That sometimes was several rounds from bounceback migraines and I'd be in the ER for days (happened about 4 - 6 months ago).
I think taking the Imitrex is probably much better than that. I would ask one of your many heptologists though - I am no expert on this subject and it's all a guess to me as where they would know.
Or google contraindications to Imitrex - it should have it listed for certain if it's a problem.
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