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Ausanil nasal spray

  • By Janet

    I just got an email that looked like it came supported by migraine.com. Does anyone know of anyone who has tried Ansanil and gotten relief of any kind??

    Blessings
    Janet

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  • By mo

    I also got the email–interested to know why there isn’t more information about this “new treatment option offering many sufferers rapid pain relief for severe headaches and migraines” on this site, especially since the email came from “migraine.com”

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  • By Kerrie Smyres Moderator

    The email was a sponsored message, which is an advertisement. Migraine.com doesn’t specifically endorse the product and I don’t think any of the advocates have tried it yet. It’s a homeopathic remedy that contains capsicum (pepper) and ginger. Here’s the full ingredient list:

    Capsicum Annuum 3X, Zingiber Officinale 3X

    Inactive Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis gel, benzalkonium chloride, carboxymethylcellulose and microcrystalline cellulose, capsaicin, citric acid, disodium EDTA, eucalyptol, glycerol, grapefruit seed extract, phenylethylalcohol, polysorbate 80, sodium citrate

    Kerrie

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    • By Janet

      Kerrie,
      I waited as long as I could but had to travel from Atlanta to Chicago last Thursday…my dad is failing quickly as Parkinson’s has moved into fast forward and mom is in an Alzheimer’s facility. Not a fun trip and was hoping for extra help.

      It burns like the dickens….but I believe it helped.

      While on a cruise early in March to the Virgin Islands we learned about Philip Stein watches. All I can say is that this watch and sleep band (very $$$$$$$$ ) has already begun to work.

      I have an appointment with a new neurologist for me, author Joshua Turknett, a fellow migraineur, in the Atlanta area. I HIGHLY recommend his book.

      The nose spray…it takes a good five minutes before the intense burning ceases…but I believe it helped.

      I have a tried and true friend who is the family, spiritual and counseling pastor from my home church in Las Vegas …without his awesome advise during these times of increase intense chronic migraine…my dying dad and disappearing mom…I was about to make myself disappear.

      Please check out josh turknett Decatur Georgia.

      I will send his link.

      Thanks for answering.

      Blessings

      Janet Jones
      Sent from my iPad

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  • By Airbornemama

    Howdy. I just received my Ausanil from Amazon.com. I decided to try it (just a tiny puff in case I had a bad reaction). I had a small, persistent headache, not a migraine. I read the directions and noted that one might experience a burning sensation which is only temporary. I must admit, that was a bit of an understatement. The sensation was similar to snorting a teaspoon of horseradish up the snoot. My eyes watered and my nasal passages just howled! However, it did help my headache for a few hours. I’ll be interested in other folks reaction to see if the ‘horseradish’ nose is worth the headache relief.

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  • By Hennie Duits

    You cannot expect this remedy to have lasting results. Any treatment, based on generals and leaving out personal specifics, will not hold, and over time, you’ll come to the same conclusion.
    Hennie

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  • By Janet

    Hennie
    I realize all the points you mention. I was only asking if migraine.com endorsed the product. I purchased it and used it twice. I believe it had some positive effect on aborting a migraine caught early on. However, the burning!!!!! Wow!!!!! I’m going to have to be super desperate to try again. But for someone as chronic as me…it was worth a shot.

    Blessings
    Janet

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  • By Kerrie Smyres Moderator

    Janet,

    I’m sorry to hear you’re going through so much right now, but am happy to hear you’ll be seeing a new neurologist that you’re excited about. I wish you all the best.

    Kerrie

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    • By Janet

      Kerrie
      He appointment couldn’t have been more perfect. My husband was there to support me and a doctor who listened. Suffering from migraines also..he was much more empathetic and sympathetic, I strongly suggest you get his book and see what you think. He makes a lot of sense.

      Here is my post in another forum ..

      April 7, 2014 at 2:16 pm #49311 REPLY

      jones8900

      PARTICIPANT
      I have found a gold mine!!!! And I came upon it by total accident !!!

      Please everyone…do yourself a favor and go to amazon.com and look for the book entitled The Migraine Miracle, A Sugar-Free,Gluten Free,Ancestral Diet to Reduce Inflammation and Relieve Your Headaches for Good by Josh Turknett, MD

      I had my first appointment with Dr. Turknett this morning (it just so happens he’s in the Atlanta area, Decatur, Georgia to be specific.) Dr. Turknett is a board certified neurologist and clinical researcher in the areas of migraine, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s ….the best part Dr. Turknett USED to suffer from migraine. I use the word USED TO…past tense because through his research and finding what foods our ancestors ate and the horrific additives, etc. in foods today…going back to the basics…ridding of sugar and gluten…because many know gluten free usually means lots more sugar and tons of carbs. His 21 day meal plan will get you on your path to becoming migraine free. It worked for him and short of trying any more dumb medications ..I’ve decided to follow a fellow migraineur who found what to take out of his diet and what to add and this led him to less and less migraine days until now he is migraine free. I didn’t think to ask how long this took, but by my next appointment on June 10, 2014 I feel confident enough to believe I will be at least 50% better! hopefully more as I’ve already begun lowering my carb intake and taking away sugar and anything white, ie, flour, rice, potatoes, bread …and along with flour Dr. Turknett includes wheat, barley and rye…it will take discipline….but I can honestly say in 38 years I’ve tried everything…of course I can’t mean EVERYTHING, but my husband thinks so and Dr. Turknett says the fact that I was detoxed off all meds 2 years ago makes this an easier transition. So I keep feverfew 100mg and riboflavin 400mg…so off to make my grocery list …and there’s foods on there I haven’t eaten in 38 years….I will let you know how it goes. Maybe God brought me to Georgia for Dr. Turknett and our first grandchild was the bonus …I’m willing to take this leap of faith. My food list is so small now…with a 21 day meal plan in the book there are plenty foods to eat and the RIGHT foods.

      I ask all of you…check out Josh Turknett’s book…..you have absolutely nothing to lose and gain migraine free days. I’ll keep you informed.

      Today I feel blessed.

      Janet Jones

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  • By Kerrie Smyres Moderator

    I’ve now tried Ausanil twice. It definitely burns, though I’d be happy to trade 30 minutes of stinging in my nose for no migraine. It didn’t work for me.

    If you do try it, only spray it in the nostril on the side of the migraine. The first time, I did both nostrils (because the migraine was on both sides) and the spray was very painful. It was less painful the second time, when I only sprayed it in one nostril.

    Ellen wrote about her experience with another brand of capsaicin nasal spray: https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-treatment-experiences-capsaicin-nose-spray/

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  • By RavenBird

    I purchased it and use it and recommend it. I found that it knocks out a migraine, for me, almost instantly (that’s under the 30 minutes before Imitrex starts working). Actually, under three minutes. Yes, it burns, but if you use a Q-tip to apply it, it burns less because you get it where it’s supposed to be which is not at the back of your nasal passages which causes intense burning.

    And, as for it lasting for a few hours, Imitrex lasts just about the same amount of time before having to take another pill (2 pills in 24 hours – what to do if that doesn’t work?). You can take another squirt every few hours if you need it with the pepper/ginger spray.

    And then there’s the side effect problem of Imitrex – death? seizures? other bad stuff. Ausanil – Pepper? not really any side effects except that it burns and burns badly if you’re not careful.

    I’d give it five stars out of five stars. And if I were you, I’d give it another try with the q-tip.

    Will be making my own recipe of this because $30 per bottle is just way too much – even though I spent it.

    Hope this helps,
    Raven

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  • By kim716

    Just a little reply about the nasal spray. I have only tried it once. I had a bad migraine and thought I’d give it a try. It felt like it was going to burn a hole in my nose and it burned for about 30+ minutes. My migraine went away before the burning did. But it came back after about 1.5 hours. I may try it again if I get desperate.

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