Re: Imitrex Long Term Use Side Effects?
i've also been using imitrex for about seven years... and quite frequently. i get migraines and tension headaches on a daily basis. i've tried just about all of the migraine medications out there and the only ones that work for me are imitrex injections and zomig zmt 5mg tablets. i also take high doses of oxycodone and hydrocodone for the pain.
i've thought the same thing about migraine medications. when a person has to use it as much as i do, what is it really going to end up doing to me? i don't know. these drugs haven't been around long enough for anyone to know the long-term effects. but sometimes it's torture laying in bed all day with the lights out, no sound, no movement, intense pain, knowing that medication is there that can help you. so i guess i choose to use the drugs. i try to limit how often i use each per month, but i know i use more than should be used.
i also have cognitive problems, which i didn't have several years ago. some of this is due to brain dysfunction/damage and some due to severe depression and medication (xanax, prozac, seroquel, etc.). as far as the imitrex causing the cognitive problems, such as being unable to focus/concentrate or remember things, i don't know what role imitrex plays in that, if any.
Last edited by zavey; 02-04-2004 at 04:57 AM.