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Relpax

  • By Cindi

    I want to add that I’ve taken many triptan abortives and Relpax works the best for me, and has for a few years. For the fiercer migraines, I have to take two, but the Relpax still comes to the rescue. I know everyone has to find what works for them, but this one is mine for now.

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  • By Jeannine

    Relpax works great for me if I get it soon enough. I am dealing mainly with aura only at this point and the Relpax is aborting that 50% of the time. Yeah, that only leaves me with two a week :/

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  • By Ellen Schnakenberg

    It’s actually really important to remember that not all triptans are created equally, and using multiple triptans in your Migraine arsenal may be very beneficial. For example, some are fast acting. Others are long acting. Each has its pros and cons, and when the patient and physician work together to expand the treatment arsenal, patients often reap benefits they never suspected. 🙂

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  • By MsMillie

    I just took Relpax this weekend after my doctor gave me a sample to try. After 30 minutes, I felt some relief. Then about an hour later, I felt extreme nausea (worse than migraine nausea) for several hours. It took me a day to get it out of my system, then I had a full-blown migraine the following day. 🙁 Guess this isn’t for me.

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  • By Ellen Schnakenberg

    MsMillie – I am sorry you had this happen to you. What you may be experiencing is a rebound headache. Please talk to your doctor about this possibility before giving up on this type of treatment.

    All of these medicines have potential side effects, and it is the wise patient who really gets the low-down on those side effects and contraindications prior to taking something new. That said, we all tend to trust our doctors to know what is best for us. It may be that the Relpax was helpful to you and may continue to be helpful in the future. However, there are other triptans in this class, and although I wouldn’t give up on Relpax just yet if it were me in the situation, I would definitely have a backup plan in case this happens to you again. Talk to your doctor and see what he/she thinks…

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  • By Petmomto5

    Hi! Relpax works great for me also. It’s only recently I have had a few migraine attacks that required a second dose about 12 hours later.

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