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Condition: Migraine Headache
7/3/2013 1:21:08 PM

Reviewer: howsle, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
This medication is administered, usually inpatient, every 8 hrs for 2 to 5 days. It will cause GI upset in most individuals. For that reason, Reglan (metoclapromide) is administered. Reglan has been known to cause agitation and restlessness in some people. I found the regimen to reduce the intensity of my chronic migraine reliably.

Condition: Migraine Headache
11/8/2012 9:50:21 PM

Reviewer: JLove, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Just a note to some of the reviewers. My husband has chronic daily migraines (17 years). I noticed Reglan was used in conjunction with the DHE. He has Never had DHE, but the Reglan gave him the side-effect of wanting to run, "jump out of his skin," antsy feeling, etc. I was thinking maybe the Reglan or other meds given with the DHE may be causing the negative side-effects rather than ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Headache
10/5/2012 6:17:11 PM

Reviewer: My3qtpies, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I just went through my second 4 day treatment with dhe and I will never, ever do it again. The first treatment was in April 2012. I received an infusion on Benadryl, followed by raglan and then finally dhe every 8 hours. I slept most of the time and had few issues. This helped bring my daily chronic, intractable migraines down from a 6-7 to a 1-2. My husband and I were elated! It worked for ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Headache
7/19/2011 6:09:08 PM

Reviewer: PhillyLion, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've been a daily migraine sufferer for 17+ yrs. My neurologist suggested a 3 day infusion treatment that failed, he then suggested a 24/7 infusion for 2 weeks. DHE was the only drug my body responded to. I've tried numerous abortive medicines and none work nearly as well as DHE or with the least side effects. I've learned that the fear of needles is extremely less when faced with ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Headache
4/11/2011 6:50:52 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been using this medication for eleven years (since 2000), and it has been a lifesaver. The neurologist that introduced the medication to me, admitted me for three days where I received a steroid, benadryl, and the DHE via IV every eight hours. The only downfall to this was a bad case of phlebitis. I could not handle the steroid - I made me whacked out. The benadryl and DHE were fine as ... Show Full Comment

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