My 14 year old son was recently diagnosed with migraine with aura and his doctor prescribed him Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 50 mg tablets. I have never been one to want to take medicines other than Tylenol or Ibuprofen. I have the same migraines with aura, but have never been diagnosed because I don't have health insurance on myself and have never been to a doctor about them. When I get migraines, I just go to bed with a cold pack on my head and take an Ibuprofen and hope it doesn't get too bad. But, my son gets them at school so he needs something more than just Ibuprofen lol.
Medicines have sooo many side effects so I've always tried to stay clear of prescription meds. However, my son gets frequent migraines and I think this could be really good for him. I just can't get over some of the reactions he could possible have from taking them. (He hasn't taken one yet.) I was wondering if you all could tell me how your body reacted while taking Imitrex or it's generic form Sumatriptan. Did anyone have any really bad reactions from it?
Some of the rare side effects are heart attack, seizures, stroke and abnormal heart beats. These are really serious so I was curious as to whether or not anyone had suffered any of these as well? Wondering how rare these are.