I have had migraines all my life, my sister's have them too. I have been on quite a bit, lately, the IMITREX Nasal Spray which ultimately didn't work. I have been waking up with a full blown migraine and treatment is usually too late to anything to help except a trip to the doctor's and a shot to help. I am hoping this Coragard (Nadolol) will help PREVENT them. Any comments on this for migraines would be very much appreciated.
I also have had migrianes my whole life. I have found that Imitrex in shot form (IM) works the best and fastest. The nasal spray did not work for me either. The shot works very quickly and the injector they give you is not a regular needle but an air pressured injector (no needle) you give yourself in your thigh. You can only take 2 shots in a 24 hr period. On some occassions when it didn't work I would just go to the ER and get knocked out with 100-125 mg of demorol. Sleep is the real thing that seems to get rid of it but when your in so much pain you can't sleep, that's where the demerol would help by relieving the pain and making me sleepy so I could get into a deep 8 hr sleep and wake up without the migraine.
I had 3-6 migraine headaches a week and my Dr tried me on Midrin. That didn't work for me at all. He put me on Nadalol and I am was down to 1-3 migraines a month! Which if you are a sufferer, you know that 1-3 a month is manageable. I have been taking it for 3 years now and have just started to notice that I am getting them more frequently. 1-2 a week again. I think my immunity has built up and Nadalol just isn't working as well for me now. I'm due to see the Dr again so I will ask about changing my meds. If you are thinking about using it, give it at lest a month. You will be surprised with the results if you stick it out.
- Nadolol Information for Consumers
- Nadolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nadolol (detailed)
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