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Post  sherri b on Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:51 pm

I have used up all my triptans for the month! yea, now what?

I have had to treat the stinkin' things everyday this month!

I often wonder how much a person can take................

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Post  rileyoday on Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:57 am

Hello Sheri, I used to fax my script to a canadian pharmacy and then fill it local. It cost less in canada anyway. Never had a problem there. Later I was buying on line no script required. Those triptans came from overseas. Never had a problem there either and cost less again. about 6 dollars 100 mg triptan.

I havent done it since early 09. Some people are concerened with quality or whatever but they have a billion people in India.
They get M also and buy triptans. ( the last shipment came from India all printed in english. }

My sister used to get samples from her Dr. for me. A nice lady at work let me pay her co pay and refill her Maxalt for me.

Good Luck. I hope you are better soon.


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Post  sherri b on Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:37 am

wow, I will have to check into that.

My pcp will give me samples if he has them, but they are kinda stingy with them, probably about 3 pills. (at no charge)

My neuro, well, that's another story.... we'll see what he's made of this morning! Very Happy
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Post  stephgood on Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:52 pm

what triptans do you take?
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Post  sherri b on Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:49 pm

I take Imitrex generic, shots and pills, and Trexitmet.

He tried to give me methergine again, ( I have refused this drug 3 times, it make me sick and constant headache duh!) Ended up with Etodolac 400 mg. looks like something they give arthritis patients. Like aspirin. Oh well, I will try it and see if it works.
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Post  Migrainegirl on Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:45 pm

Etodolac is an NSAID.
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Post  sherri b on Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:25 pm

And what is an nsaid? sorry, I'm not up on this stuff,just what i usually take,,is it any good?
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Post  amy on Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:46 am

when i get a migraine that hangs on for several days (like the one I have now), my neurologist gives me a steroid to break it, which has always worked.

Good Luck. Feel Better!
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Post  sherri b on Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:35 pm

I have had steroids for that too, but he won't give them to me only a couple times a year... go figure.

He wanted me to come and get nerve blocks done on my head today, but I was at work, and they called me to late. (it's over an hour away to his office Sad ) said they would call me in the a.m. if they had any openings.

hope so,, maybe it will work this time. I tried them before but they only last about a week.
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Post  02R96 on Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:47 pm

Have you ever had a Toradol injection? That's what I get when Imitrex shot doesn't work.

As for foreign pharmacies I've used them in the past, mainly UK, Spain and Switzerland. There was a web site that used to rate foreign pharmacies for delivery speed, quality, customer service etc. I don't remember the name, but it was very good for outing scammers, which is a BIG problem with overseas pharmacies.

If you choose to order from one be advised the lead time can be up to a month. There is also the chance that the package will be confiscated by customs. The places I used shipped in a plain package with the meds in blister packs instead of a bottle of pills.

If you choose to use one, PM me and I'll try to help you check it out.

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Post  Migrainegirl on Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:00 pm

NSAID is a non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drug.
Basically it is not a pain reliever. It acts to reduce any potential inflammation.
I was on Etodolac for 2 years. I cant say it did anything for my headaches.
I hope you have better luck.
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Post  sherri b on Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:10 pm

Dan,

Yes, I have toridal and needles. I get 9 per month. and I have alot extra that I haven't used. That is what I will do. It works alot better if I use it and the imitrex for the bad ones. Gives me a nice mellow buzz then it's good night!

I will probably stick to the usa drug companys, we have pretty good insurance.

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Post  sherri b on Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:11 pm

thanks migraine girl, i'm not going to keep using it either. its not doing a think for the migraines, a waste of money...
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Post  mattie on Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:24 am

Sherri, What a terrible predicament! Have you tried taking preventive? I know they don't work for everyone. They didn't stop my migraines but for me they were less frequent & intense. Hope you find an answer.

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