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I love Relpax. I had incapacitating headaches in College, as a young mum and still have them now as a grandmother though not as frequent. If I take a Relpax at the beginning signs, the headache does not progress. If I can't get to my medication early or if I am trying to conserve my pills and try to handle the headache a different way, it still works but just takes longer and I usually have to go to bed with ice bags. Sometimes it still gets to vomiting stages but not as frequently. My biggest wish is that the insurance companies would not try to limit how many they think I need. I so appreciate the savings card and only hope I can use it for more than just this year.
I have suffered from migraines for about 5 years. I have tried numerous medications, prescription and over the counter. Nothing worked. My doctor finally got me Relpax and what a difference. I can get 2 - 3 migraines in a week. Within an hour of taking a 40mg Relpax, I am back to normal. It is expensive, but my doctor was able to get me a $10.00 co-pay card. What a big relief for me. As a migraine sufferer, I will always be grateful for Relpax.
My experience with Relpax mirrors those reported by many other users on this site: its a miracle. I've suffered from migraines since childhood through my adulthood and have been prescribed a number of medicines with no success. Relpax was most effective for me when taken upon onset, however a standard dose will vanquish a migraine within 45 minutes. I can't tell you how this medicine increased my quality of life and how relieved I felt to finally locate something that worked after 20 years of suffering.
Again, this medication is expensive even with co-insurance. But for me it was worth having my life back.
Thank God for whoever made Relpax! Just wish it was a little more affordable. With insurance it cost $140 for 12 tabs. Some side effects, but I don't care, they are nothing compared to having relief. Every part of my life has been affected by migraines. Now, I can live. The migraine always comes back the next day or late the same night, (because my migraines always last at least 2 days if not 3), even before I started Relpax. With this I get relief! Then if I have to, I take it again the 2nd day. Only use if I really have to but don't wait too long to start it, takes awhile. I pray it never stops working for me.
This is the first migraine medicine I have ever taken that actually WORKS. I go through spans of time where I am migraine free for a month or more, but then get walloped for a week or two on an off with BAD migraines. These actually cause pain in my temples and the nerves in my face and ears. Its horrific. Although this medicine is very costly ($40 WITH my health insurance copay for FOUR pils) they do offer a $10 co-pay card which I will be trying out this week when I refill. I recommend this pill - within 2 hours all signs of the headache are gone. It saved my New Year's Eve!
Review by MaggieMulroy (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
I have suffered with migraines my entire life, both with and without auras. Migraines leave me having to close myself off from the world and try desperately to find a semi-comfortable spot so that I can lay down long enough to hopefully fall asleep through part of my usual 12-18 hour migraine. Since being prescribed Relpax, I am finally free! Once I feel a migraine coming on, I take one 40mg Relpax pill and, within 10 minutes, can actually feel it working and the pain subsiding. Within a half hour, the pain is completely gone! Only once or twice did I need to take more than 1 pill but that was because I waited too long to take it and it works better the sooner it's taken. It's improved my life!
While this does stop my migraine, after I started taking relpax, almost immediately I started having daily migraines. For over a year, I had a migraine every single day and would have to take another relpax. A friend told me to stop taking them because they were causing rebound headaches. I switched to another medication and only used very little of it along with a hydrocodone to wean off the relpax. Long story short, I haven't had a migraine since I stopped the relpax.
Relpax has changed my life! I have suffered with migraines for years. I know they are usually hormone related. Relpax is like a miracle, most days I can take it as soon as my headache starts and within the hour I am pain free. Relpax recently saved my Disney Vacation!
I experienced weather related migraines the past couple years. My doctor & pharmacist commented on this increase in our area. Previously I had stress- related migraines (i.e. 30 day migraine starting a new job in 1977). Several years in my mid-40s I was headache free. Past few years I started Tylenol 3 to counter migraines & found the side effects of nausea & rebound headaches made me prefer to suffer rather than take a T3. This spring my doctor gave me a sample of Replax. I was thrilled; it worked so effectively. But unfortunately I now need Replax daily! I wake up and with movement in the morning comes the throbbing migraine almost instantly. My pharmacist says it is not a rebound headache. But it no longer is just weather caused.
I have had migraines for approximately 20 yrs. At 40 went into early menopause. I had been migraine free for about 5 yrs but after starting hormone replacement therapy the migraines are back. Relpax 40mg worked in the past and still does with little to no side effects. I had also tried Imitrex, Zomig, Maxalt with side effects and little relief. But Relpax seems to be the winner.
Have been afflicted with migraines for about 7 years now. Tried several medicines, including the prophylactics--with varying degrees of success and side effects. Relpax gives me my life back most of the time verses 3 day nightmare of pain. It does numb my face a little and make me woozy, but that's well worth it for me. It's so effective for my migraines, which definitely seem to be weather, and not food, etc., related.
Relpax is the best remedy I have ever found for my migraines. I suffer from frequent migraines, if not daily. It is an expensive medication if you don't have the insurance to cover it, but if you've suffered you know its worth every penny because it works every time. I do not take this medication anymore and here is why. When I first started using this miracle medicine my migraines were not daily, however after about a month of using Relpax when my migraine hit, I began having them every single day, which caused me to take one pill, every day. My pharmacist had concerns over daily usage, apparently the 6 pack is supposed to last a month. Spoke to my doctor and he took me off of it due to the fact that I was having to take it every day.
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