9 patient evaluations for Sumatriptan taken for the purpose of 'migraine'

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Jan 22, 2015 (Started Mar 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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Dec 15, 2014 (Started Sep 14, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for atypical migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take Phenergan with it.

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May 28, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I was first given this medication with a disabling migraine which had lasted for nearly a month, possibly related to my epilepsy. It was in a clinical trial with another drug as an IV injection. I'm not even sure if that type of treatment is still available, but it was extraordinarily painful has the IV site had to be moved with every injection due to degradation of the veins. However, it got rid of the headache. At that point, I didn't particularly care about anything else. Imitrex by itself is a wonderful medication with which I experienced tremendous relief with absolutely no side effects.

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Sep 15, 2011 (Started Aug 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 10, 2010 (Started Jan 05, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Raynaud's phenomenon)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Can't use it as it makes the Raynauds worse. Docs NEVER told me DUH!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Raynaud's phenomenon

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2006 (Started Jan 14, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 15, 2005 (Started Mar 12, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for cluster headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (racing heart feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Worked at first, had to increase dosage several times, then stopped working at all. Caused uncomfortable heart racing.
Side effects: racing heart feeling

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2002 (Started Jun 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I took Sumatriptan for many years, although it had considerable side effects. Sumatriptan side effects increased over time. I switched to Eletriptan, which has fewer side effects for me and works just as well.

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