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Med reactions

May 14, 2017 12:00 AM

I hate taking pills. I have a ton of medicine allergies and sensitivities. However, I also get migraines. Last week I decided that I couldn't handle the migraine anymore and I took an Imitrex. What a terrible idea! Rather than only restricting the vessels in my brain, the wonder drug restricted my arteries causing them to spasm. I didn't even know arteries could spasm!!

I spent a very long and uncomfortable night hooked to monitors in the emergency room. That was three nights ago. My heart rate still hasn't returned to normal.

On the bright side, it did help my headache.

May 14, 2017 12:20 PM

I'm sorry you went through that. I'm allergic to a lot of meds too. Just about every antibiotic. I take a med for a while then I get allergic to it.

May 14, 2017 10:05 PM

Oh yes! arteries spasm that is why people have heart attacks from cocaine. I am glad you are alright be careful with migraine meds.

May 14, 2017 10:37 PM

Holy moly! How scary, im sorry you had to go through that & glad you're ok! I'm sensitive to meds too. Hope you're better soon, yay no more headache.

May 15, 2017 12:11 AM

Sorry you went through this.
I'm limited to pain medication as I suffer with serotonin syndrome!! It doesn't take alot to set it off

May 15, 2017 8:16 AM

I'm so sorry. I'm glad your headache stopped though.

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