A 32-year-old female asked:
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headaches two weeks. my meds is not working. imitrex (sumatriptan) pills or injection works then come back worse. back of head hurts but feels swollen?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
HA's need analysis: If you've got daily or near daily headaches then, taking Imitrex (sumatriptan) frequently isn't the right way to treat them. You likely need medication to PREVENT headaches from coming on. That's called a PROPHYLACTIC medication. You may also benefit from an abortive but no more than TWICE/week. If you'd like a private consult please write to: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code- PDXFNR for an appointment.
Answered on Nov 19, 2016
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