User Reviews for Sprix to treat Pain
Sprix has an average rating of 7.3 out of 10 from a total of 49 reviews for the treatment of Pain. 63% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 22% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Sprix
"I was skeptical and apprehensive about using this medicine after my hip replacement surgery, so for the first 13 days I avoided it. I take piroxicam for my cervical spondylosis and as the days went on the pain in my neck became unbearable, yet my hip pain was minimal. I wasn't able to take the piroxicam with the aspirin I was taking as a blood thinner. This resulted in extreme neck pain and migraine headaches that were debilitating. I gave in and took the Sprix for the first time when on day 14 I just couldn't function. The pain in my neck and head was intolerable so I had to do something. I took it and within 20 minutes or less the pain had moderated to a level I could stand. Within an hour it was almost completely gone. I am now a believer. Glad I tried it!"
"So my first dose was a quite uncomfortable burning sensation. Second dose was less burning 3rd and 4th dose for the day barely any burning at all. This has taken my pain from an 8-10 down to a 1-2 on the pain scale. I've used this medicine to treat my chronic low back pain myofascial pain syndrome chronic sciatica. The doctor has given me this to get me through until I can get to pain management. I'm already seeing fantastic results I might just continue what this medication."
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"I hate taking this. I mean hate taking it. It burns your nose, it usually makes me feel sick for a couple of days. But it helps so much with pain, even instantly. I would rather deal with a burning nose and sore throat than my fibromyalgia pain so I am grateful for this medication."
"I find Sprix to be helpful for migraine and neck pain. Make sure to read the instructions carefully. Should be sprayed TO THE SIDE of inside the nostril, and not inhaled; breathe through mouth a few minutes, and this reduces the burning. Can use same bottle up to 24 hours; don't put in fridge after using. Can apply every 6 to 8 hours. My doc didn't say whether to do one or both nostrils, so I tried one the first time and it helped. The second migraine episode, headache was worse, so I tried both nostrils, and it helped. I'm a woman, age 58, height 5'5" and weigh 145 lbs."
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"Was getting severe migraines. Tried aspirin and Motrin. Both didn't work at all. I needed something stronger. My doctor then prescribed Sprix nasal spray. She told me to spray to the outer part of my nostrils and to only breathe through my mouth (do not breathe through nose or sniff otherwise you will feel a burning sensation like others I've read on here). I did exactly on how she instructed and AMAZINGLY the migraine was gone in 5 minutes. And there was no burning sensation at all. I love Sprix. It's now my go to medicine to relieve my migraine."
"Before you take Sprix, check out the patient instructional video. It was very helpful on how to take Sprix correctly. The most important thing to remember is that it is a NON-INHALED Nasal Spray Pain Medication. Yes, Non-Inhaled. You must breath through your mouth the whole time and spray mist away from the middle of your nose. I used it for my lower back pain. Felt relief within 40 minutes. Love the medication. Beats going to the Emergency room at 3am in the morning. Just remember to watch the video."
"I suffer from severe chronic migraines that come with a variety of symptoms outside of pain. They're new to me, and so far I've found that I only have a very small window to take an oral abortive medication before they become ineffective and I'm left to wait out the migraine which becomes hard being a music student and always surrounded by sound and light. Being in college, I can't always get to my neurologist's office for injections either, which is when I was prescribed Sprix. After a week-long migraine, Sprix managed to cut my pain from a 7-8 range down to a 2-3 in only about ten minutes. It's difficult to administer at first, you have to angle the bottle right and hold your breath and make sure not to inhale it after for the next few minutes, but the discomfort is will worth the pain relief and so far minimal side effects. The second dose was easier than the first, and so far has helped just as much, and so far my other symptoms have been relieved along with the pain!"
"I was given this by my neurologist for migraines. I’m also an epileptic so taking any new meds can cause my seizures to be worse. So it’s been sitting in my fridge for 3 weeks. 4 days ago I had a really bad seizure and with it came the horrible migraine. I took my first dose of Sprix and I felt like I had just spayed pepper spray up my nose! Omg!! It was like an instant panic attack from pain! Once the pain in my nose was gone (about 15 min) I noticed my migraine was almost completely gone. I had to talk myself into taking my second dose. But once I made it past the burn my migraine was completely gone, so yes the Sprix works great on migraines, it was amazing!! My issue is how healthy is this if it comes with that much pain.....?"
"Please read if you are taking Sprix for the first time: It is VERY important that you do NOT inhale like you would with a typical nasal spray. It will burn like CRAZY and is completely unnecessary. Also point the tip in the direction of your outer nostril. If you do this, you should get crazy pain relief. This from someone who's been on 180 max strength percs per month, for quite awhile after my Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) of C-5 C6. Jeff 405 "
"I have to agree with a few others I also wish this could be used for more days than five. I have fibromyalgia and polio, sprix works great for me I have not experienced burning in my nose or throat as of yet. I do hope they read the reviews so they can see this medication has helped a lot of us! For me I'm glad I gave this a try "
"I was prescribed this for chronic intractable migraine. I’ve tried triptans, Botox, Aimovig, and nerve blocks. Sprix will relieve my pain within one hour—I’ve gone from not working and being laid up, to working 30-hrs per week. It’s been life-changing. You do have to follow the directions closely or you will have extreme burning in your nose and throat. Once you get the hang of it using is much easier. "
"I was prescribed Sprix for a severe fibromyalgia flare that lasted almost 3 months and nothing my Pain Management Dr. prescribed had helped. I was prescribed Sprix and by the 2nd day I noted a considerable decrease in pain and by the end of day 4 the pain was gone. I finished up the 5 day treatment and 4 days post treatment am still pain free."
"Worked very quickly on relieving menstrual migraine pain. Following the instructions on how to properly use the spray is a must. I didn't the first time and felt a burning sensation that lasted about 3 minutes. The second time, I cleared my nose, looked down, inserted the tip, and angled it away from the center of my nose. That time I didn't feel anything at all."
"I’ve suffered with migraines for over 10 years. I’ve taken everything and done all kinds of treatment. Including Botox. This nasal spray works within 10 mins. It does burn your nose pretty bad and leaves a horrible taste in your throat. But ..... it’s amazing. My only complaint is once you’ve opened a small bottle you have to dispose in 24hrs. I’ve tried to keep them longer and the medicine just doesn’t work after that time period. I would highly recommend this to anyone with chronic migraines. It had been a life saver"
"Was prescribed Sprix for back pain. It worked amazingly! Took the pain away by day two! But it must be taken correctly. Spray to the side away from center of the nose (Septum). And breathe through your mouth. The spray is a mist so you don't need to sniff or snort. If you snort it, it will just go down your throat and won't taste good. If you do this, you won't get the nasal irritation burn and you will feel excellent and pain free!"
"I am prescribed this for horrible migraines. I am on so many meds, I walk around in a fog and still get migraines. My first dose was a literal game changer. Where has this medication been all my life? It started to make a difference with in 5 to 10 minutes. The initial burn is brutal, but well worth it."
"As most have stated this burns terribly, however I DO NOT CARE! I would take worse pain if its something that will elevate my migraines. I am on a whole host of meds, and I hate medication. I prefer natural means, however nothing worked so here I am. I will do anything to rid myself of these migraines. I have had nerve blocks and a few times gone to the ER for a "migraine cocktail" this medication has replaced that need. When living with a violent migraine for 21 days, I would try anything! Having this on hand eliminates that possibility. This DOES WORK! Just push through the initial nose burn and move on. As stated I do not like medication, I have resigned myself to that not being the case, but I do push my limits. I only use this as a last resort and only after a few days of trying everything else. I hope my rant encourages you to stick through the nose pain. If you do....a clear and quiet mind with NO PAIN, PUKING, LOSS OF VISION, it legit gives you your life back with in a few mins."
"When I used Sprix to treat my migraines, I was quite shocked over the severe burning pain it caused in my nose. The burning was far worse than the migraine and I could not keep using this without lidocaine nasal gel or spray. At the time I bought Sprix, I did not have any drug coverage from my health insurance. Shockingly, a 1 month prescription cost me over $500.00 U.S. dollars!! When I asked to be switched to generic oral Toral (Ketorolac) tablets, the same month's supply and dosage cost me about $20.00 U.S. dollars. Oral ketorolac worked equally effectively to the Sprix nasal spray in terms of analgesia, drug onset time, and duration. I have gastroparesis (stomach paralysis), which can delay oral meds from reaching my intestine, but found that the 20-40 minute onset helped. My bottom line is to avoid Sprix nasal spray as it is grossly overpriced and it causes such severe burning pain in the nose that Sprix scares away the migraine."
"I absolutely wish there was a formulation I could take for more than 5 days. If I could take this every day, I could probably go off of my narcotic pain meds. I will agree with many, the taste and burning can be hard but it’s definitely worth it. At least for me."
"I have severe endometriosis pain and didn’t want to be on birth control. I also tried Orillisa and with that I traded one pain for another with extreme migraines. I had basically given up at that point until my doc told me to try Sprix. I was still skeptical but I said what do I have to loose so on my second day of extreme endo pain I tried it and when I tell u my pain was 95% gone ! I couldn’t believe it I'm still in shock this medication is something I cannot live without now I'm so happy"
"I’ve had Kidney stones for 25 years. I’m now 42. Having a stone 2-5 times a year really sucks. Only a couple years ago my doctor RX’d me Sprix. Yes, it kind of burns the nose a little and drips down your throat and taste horrible . Chase it with some water. It absolutely takes to pain away in a matter of 5-15 minutes tops. So much better than Dilaudid 4mg. Wish I had this years ago. So much easier than having narcotics."
"All the meds we tried in the past seemed to literally be borderline ineffective for treatment of pain related to arthritic/skeletal pain. My Dr finally prescribed Sprix as a temp solution (5 day nasal) Yes, that initial nasal fireball will get your attention but after the first dose set in-I was stunned speechless. I had not been told nor sought any information about the med before my first dose...so to say I was overwhelmed would be an understatement. I am on day 2 of the medicine and am already googling if there is any formulation of this med that can be taken daily. My mind can literally not imagine if after day 5 - this relief stops cold turkey. If you are in acute pain and this is a feasible relief option I could not recommend it more highly for relief."
"I have not found that Sprix is very helpful for me. I felt no change in my pain relief. The burning that some have mentioned was not that bad to me. Don't sniff it in. That's not how you are supposed to take it. Make sure to watch the video and it shows exactly how to do it!"
"Used this post hip labrum and FAI arthroscopic surgery. Works incredibly well. Never needed to supplement the narcotic pain pills they prescribed. Took Sprix with Tylenol and with ice every hour I was virtually pain free."
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"I suffer from severe chronic daily (every single day!) migraines as well as Trigeminal Neuralgia types 1 & 2. Trigeminal Neuralgia is considered to be the worst possible pain a human can experience, is nicknamed “the suicide disease”, and is extremely difficult to manage. I am beyond grateful for this medication! It helps manage both conditions incredibly well. Someone here complained that it was like pouring acid up your nose and down your throat. They aren’t using it properly. It takes a while to get the hang of it (you have to to you head forward and DO NOT inhale!). The only negative is it can only be used sparingly, as an “emergency” medication for your worst days, because the most you can get is 5 vials per month. But I would be in an awful place without this. It makes me stop screaming out (truly) in Trigeminal pain. I dulls my worst migraines. You just learn to choose your battles. It is strong, effective medication for severe and exquisite pain. I highly recommend it."