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  1. johnsoda4,

    I'm one of the unlucky few who can't take triptans, so I can't answer your question specifically, but I'm wondering if you've contacted your pharmacist about the issue? It could be that your bottle is defective and might be replaced for one that could work better. Just a thought...

    1. I took Imitrex when it first came out and truly thought I was having a heart attack. Only tried twice.

      1. Each Migraineur is a little different and what works for one may or may not work for another. It's sad that there isn't any one single answer to solve the problem of treatment, but so far we'll have to keep hanging our hopes on further research...

        1. I've used imitrex for my migraines for several months. Initially, it worked very well, but lately, it takes more of it to stop the symptoms. Prior to using imitrex, I used maxalt, which seemed to work pretty fast... I really hate that my (former) insurance company was forcing me to just use the imitrex, and would only cover nine pills a month..... it usually took all nine to stop a 3-day attack, and I was only supposed to use two a day!

          My migraines are related to hormones. Thoughts?

          Does anyone else develop a tolerance for these medications?

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