Also known as: Alsuma, Imitrex, Imitrex Nasal, Imitrex Statdose, Sumavel DosePro, Zecuity
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Sumavel DosePro (sumatriptan) for Migraine: I've been suffering from headache for over 10 years. Headache could last up to a week, it was horrible. Took so many pain medicines and it didn't work. I ended up with craniotomy last year and metal plates on my skull bone. I was fine for few months-no headache. Few months ago the headaches came back again. Now I'm miserable again when the headache come...I got this injection Sumavel DosePro....after the injection my head feels like it explodes and I fell asleep right away....after an hour-two the headache is gone...it's great medicine....it's working right away.....through the skin and blood vessels.
Imitrex (sumatriptan) for Cluster Headaches: I've just started taking Imitrex, the first time I took it, I thought I was getting lock jaw. I was quite worried. I took it again the next day though because it did take care of my headache. Since the first time I took it, the side effects have been minor. Hopefully it stays this way.
Imitrex (sumatriptan) for Migraine: This medication for the price worked the best. I was using this along with Topamax as a daily preventative and also started receiving botox injections. I found that after a few months between the botox, the Topamax and the Imitrex, I was able to use less and less each month.
Sumavel DosePro (sumatriptan) for Migraine: After years of migraines that lasted three days at a time and nothing working to get rid of them this is awesome. I was worried about being able to do the injection myself, but it wasn't bad. It felt like a bee sting. Within a minute it felt like the top of my head was going to explode. Within 10 minutes it was subsiding. It was completely gone in less than an hour. There was no "buzzy worn out feeling" like I normally have after my migraines. I had plenty of energy and felt great. The prescription discount card is a great help too!
Review by unstablegramy (taken for 1 to 6 months):
Imitrex (sumatriptan) for Migraine: Before Imitrex I had Migraines that would last 2 day. I finally went to emergency to get a shot of Demerol and then sometimes it would not work.
I would be right there with my bowl & sun glass on waiting my turn. I was put on Imitrex when it first came out and the long term effect was not for sure on people. Anything is better than a migraine headache. I started taking the shots and at first it made me feel a little funny for first 2 minute then it cleared up and within 15 minutes my migraine was gone. After using it for a while I developed an immunity to it. I then had to use 2 shots. My doctor at the time had me stop using it. It WAS a great medication for Migraines back then.
sumatriptan for Migraine: I have genetically inherited migraines from my parents. They have been diagnosed as cluster migraines. I currently receive botox every 3 months to prevent migraines. Imitrex is a God send. It works amazing wonders, but I have to take it as soon as I feel migraine coming on. I use the nasal spray, as does my daughter. I could not function without it.
sumatriptan for Cluster Headaches: This is the first time I have used Sumatriptan , it was Arrow-Sumatriptan injection. I immediately felt a slight pressure in my chest and a pushing in my temples and the base of my skull and felt tired and weak. There was a tingling sensation in my nose and my throat was ultra sensitive. It is an hour since I injected and my cluster headache has eased but not gone away yet. My eye has stopped streaming and nose not running so fast and I look slightly more human. I had hoped for better than this but it is an improvement.
Imitrex (sumatriptan) for Migraine: I have been on Imitrex for years now and when my Migraine starts Imitrex takes care of it. Only a couple of times I had to take the second pill I'm on 100mg as for side effects I have not had any. My doctor has me on Topamax to help control them and I keep my Imitrex with me when I need it.
sumatriptan for Migraine: This medicine has changed my life: it is a 100% surefire defense against debilitating migraines. I can actually feel it pushing the headache out of my head. One word of caution, however: in the rare instance I feel a headache coming on and don't have my meds with me (or, more likely, am out of them since the insurance allows only a 9-pill script), the headache that I do get is OFF THE CHARTS. It's almost like the migraine monster knows I have no defense.
Review by braindrain (taken for 10 years or more):
sumatriptan for Migraine: Started with Imitrex when it first came out with the big bulky injector kits, then got the Stat-dose kit (two syringes in one cartridges that fit in a case with reusable injector pen). Injections for bad migraines, tablets if I catch them soon enough.
sumatriptan for Migraine: I started off using the pills, but if my migraine had already made me vomit, the pills would not work. I have now switched to the injection and highly recommend it! I can feel the relief in minutes. I feel a little fuzzy and need to lay down right after injection. The sleep is much needed and I wake up pain free and no side effects. The injection does hurt a little, but nothing compared to the pain of a migraine.
Imitrex (sumatriptan) for Migraine: Imitrex is the best medication for migraines I have taken so far. When I first started using it I would get the loopy feeling and slight dizziness. Normal right? But after a month or two and a few more uses of this medication, I started get a burning sensation in my head, behind my eyes and progressively got worse with each time I took it. The side effects have gotten so bad that now I get cold/hot sweats, the burning sensation in my head, and vomiting. I have now switched to a medication that is the prescription strength of Motrin which works just as well.
sumatriptan for Migraine: Sumatriptan has changed my life. A migraine used to leave me down for the count for hours. Now within about 30 minutes, my migraines are completely gone. I have not experienced any side effects.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Imitrex (sumatriptan) for Migraine: This medicine kept the migraine from becoming full blown. It made me sleepy and out of sorts, but this is better than an agonizing migraine. I took it as soon as I saw the visual effect and within 30 min my vision was back to normal. However, I still had a mild migraine with very little nausea. Imitrex made me tired and my body felt heavy. It also made my tongue feel swollen, but it wasn't. But I'd take this over a full blown migraine any day! It seemed to fast forward the headache rather than it being debilitating like last time. I still lay around all day though.
Imitrex (sumatriptan) for Migraine: At first I suffered through them. This included splitting head pain, nausea, and vomiting. I started using Excedrin after a while which helped if I took it right away. Then that started to not work so well anymore. I had one really bad one that lasted hours. I was still throwing up at 9 pm and I was now throwing up blood. I went to the ER and when I finally got in they put me on an IV to hydrate me. They then added Imitrex to the bag and I soon started feeling side effects. My head felt like I was going to pass out. My breathing became labored and it felt like someone was sitting on my chest. They said that meant it was working. After about two minutes everything was gone. I got pills to take at home and they worked okay. Not as fast.
Imitrex (sumatriptan) for Migraine: Imitrex works for me even if I let it get to the really bad headache--hate to take because of the tightness in chest and achy throat afterwards. But-they do the job and I always say later I should have taken it in the beginning.
Imitrex (sumatriptan) for Cluster Headaches: Imitrex injection is sometimes the only thing that will stop the headache. Even when on Verapamil I can get head bangers that blow through, when this happens Imitrex can be the added push.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Imitrex (sumatriptan) for Migraine: The first time I took this I got a severe panic attack. It felt like I couldn't breathe, my heart was racing and chest hurt. It did nothing for the pain or any of the other things associated with migraines. I did try it once more, as per my Dr, and it happened all over again. Maxalt is what I use now.
Review by sh illinois (taken for less than 1 month):
sumatriptan for Migraine: Review for: Sumatriptan Succinate Injection (Generic Imitrex)
I was so impressed! I was getting too wordy with the review and it cut me off so I'll get to the point. After taking the medication through injection (the pill is SO slow to work for me) my aura was gone in less than 2 minutes and I was able to continue teaching my students throughout the remainder of the school day. I still had a headache and minor side effects like hot flashes, tension in my shoulders, and obviously pain at injection site- but I will take those things over a days long migraine ANY DAY. I am so impressed with this medication. All symptoms were totally gone without even a minute headache by 8pm that evening.
sumatriptan for Migraine: I recently was diagnosed with Complex Migraine. I feel like I am having some kind of seizure that I am awake for: numbness and facial twitching, slurred speech, ocular pain and all kinds of bizarre visuals. Sumatriptan definitely takes the edge off. It only works if I am already having a severe migraine though, and takes some time to work as well. In addition, I cannot take this medicine if I am at work, because it makes me rather tired. However, it is quite helpful for when I am at home and does significantly reduce the disorienting pain and eye pressure. It does not make aura disappear but it makes it less bright. Not perfect but pretty good!
Sumavel DosePro (sumatriptan): I used my first Sumavel Dosepro last night. I woke up about 11pm with a splitting migraine. My migraines last between 12 to 16 hours. I took the shot and within ten minutes the headache was gone! I don't mean dulled, I mean gone! This was a MIRACLE in my book. The injection was a little painful. I'm good with that! Finally, quick relief for my migraines which have plagued me for over 43 years!
Imitrex (sumatriptan) for Cluster Headaches: I suffered with cluster headaches for about 15 years before finally receiving an Imitrex injection in the hospital ER. My headache was gone within 5-10 minutes, I thought it was a miracle. I do not leave home without it!
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