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Pain Management board

I had an experience very similar to yours, but it was caused by Imitrex (for migraines). I took it on X-Mas morning 1997 and it pretty much swelled my face and throat. Luckily my dad was there (he was a doctor) and Benadryl lessened it. Swelling up is scary!

The doctor that gave it to me never did a real exam, when he heard me say "headache", he heard migraine. Years later the headaches were shown to being caused by clogged mucuous in my sinus cavities because of my crooked septum. Surgically straightening it fixed them, but now I get excessive drainage most of the year.