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Review by JenNeal28 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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2.0

For Migraine: The side effects far outweighed the benefits. Before I ever noticed that a migraine had begun to subside I was overwhelmed with the most awful tingling sensation. It literally felt like I had a full body rash and as though something was crawling on me, mixed with the tingly sensation when your foot falls asleep. I also got very weak and nauseous, and occasionally light headed. It was dreadful. I finally decided it was easier to take my regular migraine meds and treat the actual migraine symptoms than to deal with the side effects of Zomig. The only reason I'm giving it a 2 is because it did slightly lessen the actual migraine.

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May 15, 2014 2:10 PM

Review by Spandra:

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7.0

For Migraine: I've used Zomig for around 4 years now, if taken as soon as recognise an attack I know that about 90 mins later the pain in head will go, longer if it's into the attack. I have always experienced, drowsiness and hyper sensitivity all over my skin, if I were to have a shower within 5 hours of taking Zomig my whole body feels like it's stinging, hot drinks feel like they are burning my throat, hand washing with hot or warm water is a no no. Also, if I eat within 5 hours it will feel like my taste buds have exploded, excruciating but brief pain. I also still get all the other migraine symptoms, stomach upset, fatigue, very irritable, even with the Zomig but I guess I can function with those things, it's the head pain and sickness that's worst.

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April 29, 2014 2:29 AM

Review by B4boyle (taken for less than 1 month):

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7.0

For Migraine: Zomig gets rid of my migraine but it knocks me out. I take one dose and then sleep for 3 hours. Afterward the headache is gone but my joints ache and my muscles are very tender to the touch.

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March 26, 2014 9:36 PM

Review by Sunshine007:

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10

For Migraine: I have recently gone to a headache specialist after thinking no one is going to help me with my migraines and constant tension headaches. She gave me Zomig and it does really work. The first time I tried it I wasn't 100% sure my headache was a migraine since it felt different then the one I've always experienced. It wasn't throbbing from front to back all on one side but it did really hurt bad all on one side. I was pleasantly surprised. Maybe it was a different kind of migraine since I have just weaned off of Excedrin and 2 years of Tramadol use. A couple of days ago I had a bothersome headache that had been off and on in intensity for 2 days then turned into the normal migraine I have been accustomed to and the Zomig took care of it.

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February 20, 2014 4:45 PM

Review by kafra (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Migraine: This is the first medicine that actually ALWAYS gets rid of my migraine with minimal side effects. It's like a miracle as far as I'm concerned.

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December 17, 2013 9:06 AM

Review by jacobnlacey (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

For Migraine: This medicine has changed my life and allowed me to have a semi normal routine even with multiple migraine attacks through the month. It almost always works for me within an hour and though it is very expensive, it is well worth it. It is the only medicine I have taken that has helped me.

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November 6, 2013 10:22 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

For Migraine: I have been a migraine sufferer for over 30 years, and several of the "triptans" have proved to be effective as I've found out as my insurance has dictated, but Zomig continues to be my go to remedy. Over 10 years ago I found that if I took a triptan and lit a cigarette, my heart would race. That was probably a very good thing, as the choice between getting rid of the migraines or getting rid of the cigarettes became easy. Zomig allows me to function even when I wake up with a full blown migraine. I count on it!

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June 29, 2013 9:52 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

For Migraine: Zomig has been a miracle for me. I had debilitating migraines for twenty years and had given up on finding anything that would help me. In 1998 a new doctor prescribed Zomig and I have never had another debilitating migraine. When I have health insurance it's great. Without insurance, outrageously expensive, $240 per month. But I am scared to try a different medicine even though my insurance pushes for the change.

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April 27, 2013 3:27 AM

Review by Hauteracer (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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5.0

For Migraine: Worked well to break my cluster migraine when I took it for 4 days in a row with other migraine/pain meds. It didn't work at all when taken by itself.

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April 17, 2013 10:12 PM

Review by PattHope:

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10

For Migraine: I started getting migraines in the military. The clinic doctor did not know what they were and was just given a bunch of pain pills that only lowered the pain a little. I suffered for many years downing anything I could get. About 15 years later I got insurance and saw a neurologist and diagnosed them as migraines and gave me a script for Zomig. It worked GREAT. Then within a year the company folded and I was out of insurance again. When I found out about the VA they started giving me Zomig & got my migraines under control again & started to work on my other problems.

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February 2, 2013 6:00 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Migraine: Works wonders every time! The first time I tried Zomig my limbs felt kinda noodly, but that only happened the first time--never again. It worked so fast I could feel the pain dissolving within 10 minutes. It tasted sweet and dissolved very quickly with no yucky aftertaste. I have even taken just one half of the 2.5 g tablet --hard to do cause it's so little and fragile--while at work because I was concerned about side effects. The half dose still knocked out the migraine, and no side effects.

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September 28, 2012 3:17 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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3.0

For Migraine: I took Zomig because I got diagnosed with migraines during my second year of college. I took it during one of the lectures. My face got wicked itchy so I had to take a Benadryl. The next time I figured that I would just take the Benadryl with it so I was safe......I found out very quickly that I have an anaphylaxis reaction and almost stopped breathing. While I understand that I'm just allergic to this medication it really didn't get rid of the headache and just made things worse for me. Hopefully it will work for others.

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July 11, 2012 10:33 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

For Migraine: I LOVE Zomig! I was bed-ridden for 2 days almost every month for years from horrible migraines. I thought I had tried everything to no avail (including Imitrex and many others) and then went to a new neurologist to ask for Botox based on another doctor's suggestion. He gave me 3 samples of medicines I had never tried. The 1st one didn't work (can't recall what it was) and the 2nd 1 was Zomig. Bingo!!! Finally something that worked even after the headache has set in! So expensive though - very minimal coverage by insurance.

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May 23, 2012 8:26 PM

Review by lyssaj89:

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1.0

For Migraine: First reaction was all over tingling and pain. Then my skin felt like something was crawling all over and I still have a headache. I have had similar reactions to Maxalt and Imitrex.

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February 6, 2012 6:01 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Migraine: My neurologist prescribed Zomig for my migraines (45 years) in November 2011. Within 1 hour my migraine vanished with no residual effects. The only side effect I have is increased urination 2 to 3 hours after a dose. I also take Cymbalta, but it hasn't caused a problem.

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December 7, 2011 12:32 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Migraine: I have suffered with migraine for over 30 years and am now on a prevention medication morning and evening called Topamax. It really seems to help but when a migraine strikes, which they still do, I find Zomig nasal sprays a total fantastic find. Nothing has ever worked so fast or as well.

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October 16, 2011 9:10 AM

Review by BlueSkiesNita:

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10

For Migraine: I really liked Zomig. It always knocked out my migraines. I have had them since puberty. I wasn't prescribed Zomig until about 3 years ago from the VA Hospital. Then they stopped allowing us to get it and changed it to Imitrex. Imitrex takes longer to work.

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October 7, 2011 12:03 AM

Review by plissken:

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10

For Migraine: Out of the five or so migraine medicines I've tried, Zomig is easily the best. The caveat being you have to take the pill at the onset (as soon as you feel symptoms). If you wait until the migraine is in full swing, it takes much longer for it to work.

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June 27, 2011 5:44 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Migraine: I have been taking Zomjg for Migraine for the past 10 years, I used to suffer for 2 to 3 days with migraine. I was prescribed a lot of different medications, with no success. The first time I took Zomig, it took my migraine away within 30 to 45 minutes. It has just about always taken all my headaches away from then on. Usually one 2.5 dose tablet takes it away. On occasion, I have to take a second dose. It has improved my quality of life greatly. I rarely have side effects also.

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June 16, 2011 8:28 PM

Review by fayster:

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9.0

For Migraine: Zomig works wonders for me for migraines. The only side effect I typically have is hearing my pulse in my right ear. Annoying (and weird), but not a deal-breaker. I take a high dose of Effexor and have no interactions that I know of. However, I once took it with Ambien and that was a big mistake as even the next day I felt off-balanced and weak. I also try not to take it within 4 hours of Tylenol for similar reasons. It's nice to have a medicine that works so well, so consistently.

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December 10, 2010 10:55 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Migraine: Wow. I've just taken a dose (approximately 10 mins), and from not being able to function or see straight or even tolerate the slightest of noises or aural/visual stimulation, to now I can feel 'me' coming back already. and I am AT work! I can type coherently now! A brilliant medicine. I even waited as I need a prescription refill and this was my last dose so I tried keeping it at bay for 24-36 hours with ibuprofen and now its receding like a black cloud lifting. I'm from the US but live in the UK now and would only hope US insurance covers this. I do find migraines can often seem to be 'clusters' as they say, and if 1 in a few months doesn't do the trick 1 a day for a few days works just as well. Amazing, thanks AstraZeneca.

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November 23, 2010 7:47 AM

Review by Wilkerson:

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10

For Migraine: This is the only medication that will work for my migraines. My family doctor does fear I am taking too much. A lot of things trigger my migraines but I will swear on this particular medication. I have tried everything. Unfortunately the cost is outrageous and the insurance companies do not like paying for it.

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November 22, 2010 10:23 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For Migraine: I have tried a countless number of remedies and Zomig is the only thing that has worked for me. I do have a couple of side effects to mention. Sensitive skin (pain to the touch), tingling in my extremities achey joints and muscles and excessive urination. Although these side effects don't happen everytime I use it. Zomig has been a miracle for me, I have suffered migraines for 18 years. I can live with the side effects and only hope my migraines will go away with menopause like the doctors have told me.

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November 7, 2010 3:36 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Migraine: I was prescribed Zomig by my Neurologist, I have severe headaches. After taking it, it would kick-in in about 30 minutes and the pain would go away. However, after taking sumatriptan instead of this, it wouldn't work as fast as it did before and I had to wait for hours before it would be completely gone. It works great though!

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September 15, 2010 5:37 PM

Review by MyAspen1:

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9.0

For Migraine: The first drug I found to really rid an on coming migraine with no side effects. Problem now is that AARP Medicare Advantage and Aetna Advantage does not cover it.

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April 3, 2010 2:15 PM

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