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I went to the Dr. today for a medication refill, and happened to have a migraine which was getting to the point of vomiting. When the Dr. came in, he gave me a sample which I took in the office. Within an hour, it was gone, without the weird side effects of Imitrex and Relpax.
Review by JLynnie72 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Frova had changed my life. I went from having debilitating migraines and missing days from work, not to mention vomiting from being in such excruciating pain for hours on end. I can't believe I could take this one pill and my migraine vanished almost instantaneously 99% of the time! Unfortunately, my insurance just told me two months ago that they would no longer cover Frova. I've been on Maxalt and it does NOTHING for me. I'm going to see if my neurologist will contact insurance and try to see if they will pay for at least part of it again. It's torture to know there's basically a cure for my migraines, but I'm no longer allowed to have it.
I can't sing the praises of Frova enough. I have had migraines since I was diagnosed when I was 10 years old and I have been on 3 different migraine medication studies including one on Biofeedback for migraines. I have tried countless medicines that my neurologists have prescribed and alternative treatments like acupuncture. I have suffered for close to 30 years of having up to 3 migraines a week. I was kicked out of school for absences even with the top neurologist in the state saying that there was nothing I could do to prevent them. I was unable to work full time for 15 years. I went to a pain clinic & they had me try Frova. It worked & without the side effects of Imitrex. It has changed my life. It stops them completely. I have a normal life now.
I have had migraines for 35 years. I've tried them all. Imitrex shots were the only other thing that worked but they hurt and gave a weird rush. Mine are wicked. Frova with 800mg of prescription Motrin takes it away within 2 hours if it is one I woke up with that was severe and keeps it away. It also is great for preventing menstrual migraines when you know they are coming on and if you are one that gets a migraine with weather change. If you need more than what the insurance company allows get your doctor to call they will up it. I get 13 a month and make sure I refill it every month. I got rebound headaches before using Frova, when this happens the doctor gives me a shot and ends the cycle.
Frova does a wonderful job of relieving my migraine headaches after 20-30 minutes however I always get one or two rebound headaches. Almost exactly 24 hours and then 48 hours after my original headache, my migraine returns and I have to take another pill. Unfortunately my insurance will only pay for 6 tablets a month. Luckily I usually only get 2 menstrual migraines a month but it takes all 6 pills to get rid of them.
I have had migraine headaches for 13 years. I have tried everything on the market, most work for a bit, Imitrex was the best but this too has always been hit and miss. Frova has worked all but 1 time. Works within 15minutes to an hour. I am able to go to work and do anything I would normally do, if anything I am a little sluggish maybe. It is truly a miracle. Expensive but well worth it if you are a chronic migraine sufferer.
The ONLY thing that has ever worked for me besides shots of narcotics in the ER..but VERY expensive. But worth it. It has saved my life, I can take 1 and pretty much go on with my day and don't need to lay down in a dark "cave" for hours on end.
I have had chronic migraines since I was about 4 years old and have taken Zomig, Imitrex, Maxalt in the way of triptans and also been on beta-blockers, antidepressants, Tylenol #3 and #4, Midrin, Vicodin etc. in the past for them. Zomig gave horrible side effects for awhile, Maxalt was not recommended with Effexor XR although that was unknown at the time of prescription, Imitrex gives me high blood pressure (which I have chronic low blood pressure) as well as shakes, fatigue, achiness all over, etc. and Tylenol #3's and #4's make me nauseous and dizzy. Although nothing lasts for longer than a few hours for me and everything seems to cause rebound migraines, Frova does the best at taking the pain away with lower side effects.
I first started using Frova 4 1/2 years ago. It was wonderful and a great replacement for the Imitrex that no longer worked and had some side effects. Now I am having rebound headaches. I can guarantee I will have another migraine at almost exactly the 24 hour mark from the time I last took Frova. Have switched back to Imitrex and it is doing the job.
Frova is awesome! I have suffered with migraines for over 15 years and tried many different medications. I can take this and 15-20 minutes later its gone. Occasionally, I will feel a little tired but very rarely. Sadly, my new insurance company has decided that (after only one script) they will not pay for any more and they want me to "step down" to something different.
I have had migraine headaches since I was 3 years old. I have been through 3 different migraine studies with different drugs and biofeedback. I have tried all the alternative treatments. Imitrex and others caused horrible side effects for me and didn't even touch my migraine pain. I went to a new clinic and the nurse practitioner gave me a sample pack of Frova to try. I had tried so many things by this point (30 years worth) that I had given up. I thought I would humor the pain clinic by trying it just to show them that it wasn't going to help me. 2 days later when I felt a migraine coming on I tried Frova. Within a 1/2 hr it was gone, completely gone not just reduced. It has worked every time since.
I have had migraines with auras since puberty, and have tried every prescription migraine medication since then. I have had no success with any of the other classes of medications. I especially like Frova because I can take it when I get an aura, long before the migraine pain hits me.
Frova takes away the throbbing pain associated with my menstrual migraines to allow me to get through the day without being bed-ridden. I don't have to dread my monthly visitor so much now. I agree with the comment on the pricing...way too expensive for just 9 tablets!
I've had a migraine for 4 days straight and tried different medicines including Naproxen (which helps my mom's migraines), Exedrin Migraine, Advil, etc. Nothing provided ANY relief. This morning my doctor gave me Frova and a Dex shot. Within 45 mins my migraine, that's been plaguing me from the moment I wake up to the minute I go to bed, is finally gone. I am so happy I can now function again without the crippling pain that's forced me stay inside all week unable to move without my head throbbing. I am so grateful for this wonder-drug. I highly recommend it. Thanks Frova.
I have tried numerous migraine medications, and Frova is the clear winner for me. It worked quickly, didn't cause dizziness, and there was no rebound the next day. If they could just decrease the cost of these medicines it would be perfect.
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THANK YOU Endo Pharmaceuticals for coming up with this life-changing migraine treatment. It has proven to work much more effectively than Imitrex, Zomig, Relpax and Maxalt--and has relatively no side effects, unlike the other triptans, which have helped with my migraines, but had so many unpleasant side effects (especially in the case of Imitrex). And although I am a male, I've heard wonderful things concerning Frova in the treatment of menstrual migraines. Bravo!
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