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New to this forum but not new to Migraines

I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I'm a 48 year old male who's suffered with headaches and migraines since I was about 9 years old.

The migraines I had when I was younger would be intense in pain, at the front of my head, but would normally go after painkillers, ice pack and some sleep.

A few years ago my migraines changed to being mainly in the temples where my head actually hurt to touch.
I've tried various pills from the doctors with Naproxen being the one that had the best results. However that stopped working and Co -Codomel actually made my headaches more frequent so my doctor gave my Sumitriptan.

Sumitriptan works within 2 hours of me taking them, probably 95% of the time, they are amazing. However I am worried that they'll eventually stop working. I get about 5 attacks a month and I find myself taking these magic pills at the very first sign of an attack as nothing else works in the slightest.

Does anyone else here take Sumitriptan and ae they likely to "Stop working" for me?

  1. Hello, judostu, thank you for reaching out. I hear what a journey you've had with migraine in your life. I'm glad you are currently finding sumatriptan to be helpful in managing your symptoms when they arise. As all bodies are unique, it is impossible to predict what your long-term response may or may not be. While I hope others will stop by and share their experiences with you, bear in mind that each person's experience is unique to them and cannot be a predictor of how you may react. I thought these articles might be of interest to you:
    https://migraine.com/migraine-treatment/triptans/
    https://migraine.com/living-migraine/trying-different-triptans/
    Another tool that might be useful and worth discussing with your doctor is a pharmacogenetic test, which can help determine what medications your body is "programmed" to respond best to based on your specific genetics. This article shares one contributor's experience:
    https://migraine.com/living-migraine/rethinking-medications-age-genetic-testing/
    I hope some of this might be helpful for you! Please keep us posted on how you are managing. Wishing you a gentle day. ~Allyson (Migraine.com team)

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