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Rizatriptan question

  • By chealy427

    Hello all — I saw a migraine specialist recently who diagnosed chronic migraines. I’m not convinced though — I get frequent headaches (pretty much daily), but most of the time they’re relatively manageable (2 Advil as needed every 4 hrs, 6 max in a day). It doesn’t eliminate the headache, but it’s less painful. I don’t have aura, light sensitivity or sound sensitivity. That’s not to say I want to go to a metal concert when my head hurts, but light/sounds are not debilitating.

    About 10% of the time Advil does not help. The doc prescribed Rizatriptan, and I have taken it as prescribed. It seems to help somewhat, but the headaches still linger sometimes.

    My question is — is rizatriptan known to help with non-migraine headaches? Would it have any impact on, say, a tension headache? If anyone can help me on this, I’d appreciate it. Doc wants me to do Botox treatments, but I’m not on board seeing as I’m not totally convinced these are migraines. Any insight on this would be so helpful!


  • By Anonymous

    You didn’t state your age or other factors so I’m guessing… Ibuprofen (Advil) is an anti-inflammatory. Since it’s working for you, I would suspect some sort of chronic inflammation going on. How is your blood pressure? Have you been tested for Hashimoto’s antibodies and thyroid function? Are you dehydrated? (too much coffee, cola, etc, not enough water)