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Gravol

Has anyone found Gravol helps with migraine pain? I am an ER nurse, and we often give patients with sprains and strains 400mg-600mg Ibuprofen and 1000mg Acetaminophen. I have found this helps with migraines somewhat, to dull the pain. I don't always get nausea, but as I get older I find it happens more frequently with my migraines. I find if I take 25mg of Gravol, 600mg Ibuprofen & 1000mg Acetaminophen, my migraine will disappear after about 25-30min. Wondering if the gravol is doing anything for the migraine?? Any thoughts?
*I've tried several triptans with ++negative side effects, cure migraine but side effects aren't worth it!

  1. Hi Ellen!

    Thank you for those articles! I will print and post in my ER!
    Thankfully my migraines have decreased since seeing a TMJ specialist about grinding my teeth (since age 2),I now have an appliance which decreases the intensity and effects of my grinding. I generally resort to the Tylenol/Advil routine only a few times a month at most.
    I have tried Relpax and Zomig. Zomig worked for a few years, but after that I got worsening side effects with each use, until the side effects were worse than the migraine. Relpax gave me terrible side effects on first usage(lg vessel spasams in throat and gut, making me feel as if I couldn't breathe). DHE makes me very nervous, as we had a young patient in the ER collapse and die hours after it was given due to an aneurysm. (I know the DHE didn't necessarily cause this but, it makes me leery nonetheless).

    Can you tell me more about what you mean by aborting the attack? I do not get auras and don't think I get any precursors before pain. I do notice I feel slightly cognitively sluggish during and post migraine, as well as a bruising feeling on my skin on the affected side the next day.

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