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After 4 neurologist and 30 years of suffering with migraines one Dr. taught me how to inject myself with this drug. In the 14 years that I have been using it, it has never failed to relieve my headaches within a couple of hours, depending on severity. I had tried every other drug on the market up to that time, unsuccessfully. I even became dependent on opiates. I have been clean for 4 years and ...

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Anonymous |
4/6/2018
Condition: Other
Overall rating 1.0
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My daughter was given this drug in the hospital due to persistent headache. Within 15 minutes after the fifth dose her vision became significantly altered. We demanded all subsequent doses be stopped. Her near vision is now 20/200 and her far vision is slightly impaired. She began wearing bifocals at the age of 13. Perfect vision prior to the medication. Her ophthalmologist has now determined after two years that her vision impairment if due to the DHE medication. Please be aware of this side effect.

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Mackintosh | 25-34 | Female | On medication for 6 months to less than 1 year | Patient
1/27/2015
Condition: Migraine Headache
Overall rating 4.7
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I have been prescribed many medications for treating the symptoms of my migraine attacks over the years. I have been wrestling with 'classic'-type migraine (with visual aura) for about a decade now. Unfortunately, they are now occurring much more frequently than when I was first diagnosed. I have been on Relpax since it's inception, I believe, and it's been great for me. However, I was recently prescribed Migranal (DHE) and have had a lot of success with it!! Currently, it seems to work better than Relpax for me, or at the very least, comparably. It has been a Godsend for me regarding relief from my migraine attacks with little to no side effects! I rotate it with the Relpax (I get several attacks per month but as per insurance, only 6 Relpax pills) so I am now covered if need be and do not fret about running out of abortive migraine meds!

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lida | 19-24 | Female | On medication for 2 to less than 5 years | Patient
2/22/2010
Condition: Migraine Headache
Overall rating 5.0
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I cannot live without it..

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hhaydin | 25-34 | Female | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
10/12/2009
Condition: Migraine Headache
Overall rating 3.7
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I've been having migraines since I was 13 years old. Usually a good dose of Axert at early onset will make them go away. However, I recently had one that lasted a little over a week. I was admitted to the hospital and administered DHE through an I.V. every eight hours for 3 days. Although it cured my migraine, it had some serious drawbacks for me. If the nurses pushed the medicine too fast, I started throwing up like crazy. Also, it made it where my body is producing little to no urine what so ever, which is pretty uncomfortable. However, compared to having a migraine for a week, this was a breeze. I highly recommend it if you're suffering.

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rgiraffus | 55-64 | Female | On medication for 10 years or more | Patient
8/10/2009
Condition: Migraine Headache
Overall rating 4.3
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Have had severe migraines for 18 years and was in ER regularly. Finally found my way to a doctor who started my on DHE and I haven't been in ER for migraine since. Along with preventative meds and DHE, my doctor brought me from having half-a-dozen good days a month to having only half-a-dozen migraines a month. Though it's inconvenient to use at earliest symptom in some situations and I've developed some side effects such as mild leg cramps, DHE is still my back-up medicine of choice to halt a severe migraine attack.

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