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I am 51 and have migraines my whole life, have tried every preventative, abortive etc.. finally got ahold of Nurtec..yesterday I was home with a severe migraine worse than my daily level after struggling a bit to get it out of the box (must read it before a blinding headache)took it at 6pm by 7 pain was fully gone- it is now 9 am the next day and still pain free..no side effects, no drowsiness !!!...
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I've had post-viral syndrome for 9 months and migraines came with it. I am having 4 sinus migraines a day and Topomax and Fioricet just made it worse. Baclofen was a horror as I could not function at all, and I'm already on Effexor, which doesn't help, either. I was hoping with Nurcet being a new drug, that it would be some type of breakthrough. Judging from the other reviews it apparently helps...
I got 4-5 headaches a week lasting for 9-12 hours. Started taking Neurtec and they went down to once a week. Then started taking Neurtec as a preventative med and now get 2-3 headaches a month. So greatful!
This rx has a very expensive co pay! There is no assistance. Think twice before using h are looking at on average 15/tablet. There are alternate Jed’s for less than a dollar. Maybe celebrity endorsement let’s this rx be sold at near unreachable prices.
This expensive medicine is a fake and false advertisement. Doesn’t work at all it’s a junk medicine better to stay with Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
Nothing that I’ve tried in the past helped but Nurtec finally did. It changed my life and helped me get back to work, my family and activities I love. It might not be the right option for everyone because of other underlying conditions people have but definitely worth giving a shot.
For me, Nurtec is the only thing that works when I’m getting a migraine. When I take it as soon as I have an aura, it ensures that pain never happens. Unfortunately, it is cost prohibitive ($700 a month) and won’t be generic until maybe 2033. The only time I can get it is from free samples from my doctor. There are plans offered for reduced costs, but only if you have commercial insurance. If you are on Medicare or are uninsured, you get no discounts. Seems very unfair. Old people get migraines, too.Read More Read Less
My new MD wanted to wean me off sumatriptan 50mg. I was given two-8 pill sample boxes of Nurtec with instructions to take one pill every other day. I keep a record on my calendar when l have a headache, use ice, and what l take, Imitrex or Excedrin Migraine, and the time of day I have to take a med. I took the full course of 16 pills over 32 days with no relief. On 24 days I had to take a rescue med the day following a Nurtec dose. I felt like the Nurtec gave me rebound headaches right from the start. I just read all the reviews for Ubrelvy, and will give it a try too. Nurtec is not a solution for me. Good luck in your search for relief.Read More Read Less
My migraine became worse and then I felt like I couldn’t breathe. Also became lethargic.
After living with chronic migraines since the age of thirteen (I am now going on 34 years young) my doctor gave me samples of this medication to try over the weekend for debilitating migraines. When I tell you it instantly worked, I could not believe the pressure in my head went away, I wasn't sensitive to light & noise...I didn't have to sleep it off or crawl in the bed and I surprisingly haven't had another migraine this entire weekend. I'm still in shock & cannot wait to see how much more I can achieve in life without battling migraines. I didn't have to live like this for so long!Read More Read Less
Extreme nausea. So much nausea that I had to miss a lot of work and being with my kids. I could not do anything. Right after I took the medication, it felt like I was having a heart attack. I am no stranger to taking Triptans and this felt 100% worse. I was afraid that I was going to have to call 911. The most disheartening was that the medication did not even take away my migraines. I have chronic migraines that I will have every 8 hours without medications. This is not a preventative medication at all. It may be a medication to take an the onset of a headache. I did not try that because I did not want to die by taking too much. The side effects lasted over a month after I stopped the medication. Terrible side effects. Read More Read Less
Severe drowsiness and lethargy that lasted well into 48th hour since taking and still counting. Couldn’t work, exercise, function. Won’t be taking again.
I have had migrane headaches since my time in the Marines (1990s). I had a concussion or two back then a a couple more since. Plus many exposures to AFFF (PFAS) which were terrible for causing headaches & shortness of breath. Imitrex, Fioracet, T3, all had varying degrees of minimal effects from none to just taking the edge off. Two fioracet seemed about the best. My neurologist asked me to try Nurtec. So far I'm 1 out of 5 for any good results. It takes the edge off & that's about it. Throbbing is less but my head is always ringing & movements make it throb worse. Read More Read Less
I started on nurtec about 2 years ago, before it really had any noted side effects. I’m usually a side effect person. If I see a bunch of side effects I’m not doing it. There was none really other than maybe stomach pain. I took it when I needed it and sometimes it helped sometimes it didn’t, I think it depended on what type of migraine I was having. It was an ok option until 3 days ago. 4 days ago I hit my head which trigged my migraine. I tried taking Tylenol or naproxen first and they failed me. So I broke out the nurtec. I haven’t been on any migraine med for a year due to getting pregnant and breast feeding but honestly my migraines haven’t been bad, until I hit my head. 3 days ago I took it. Fine. Kind of worked no side effects, the next day I took another because the migraine was still there. That night I had the worst nightmare of my life. To waking up that day with a full blown anxiety attack, hot, sweaty shaking.. to almost having a psychotic breakdown. I didn’t feel like myself. I was shakey, nervous, terrible thoughts… to the point where I couldn’t take care of my kids or myself I just wanted to sleep and have the day be over my mind was getting the best of me. I slept from 7pm-7am and woke up ok. I’m still nervous and shakey but not close to being so bad like yesterday. I’m seeing my therapist today because of all this. Idk if this is because I was previously dealing with very small PPD or what but wow. I never ever felt that bad after taking it before pregnancy. Maybe it’s because now I have an underlying condition and it triggered something. Who knows. My advice to you, if you have anxiety, depression or are dealing with anything like that, lack of sleep even. I wouldn’t take it. There’s not much knowledge on this and it’s side effects. I really would try other options. I’m 33 years old and pretty much a healthy female besides this. I’m also following up with the neurologist this Friday to try to find other options. Read More Read Less
I had no other reason to sign up for WebMD other than to write a this review for Nurtec ODT oral. It seems the effectiveness of this drug is all over the map. Some patients even claim that it makes them feel worse, which is an awful thing when you're dealing with migraines. I'm 63, healthy, fit, strong, work full time and have no medical issues. Migraines invaded me about 10 years ago. They just started. It's as simple as that. Initially, I was concerned about brain tumors and so on. After two MRI's this was ruled out and I became a migraine sufferer. I'm lucky, some of these migraine stories are heartbreaking, and if you do NOT suffer from these, PLEASE have compassion for these people. Mine come about once a week which is actually bearable. They start at the left base of my skull and over a period of hours, usually 4-8, become more intense until it feels like a screwdriver has been driven through my left ear. 15 on a scale of 1-10. All I can do is wait, and eventually the pain passed. Repeat 7 days later. Doctors were clueless throwing useless medications at me. I finally ended up seeing a sleep/migraine specialist who strongly recommended I try Nurtec. I was skeptical. I told her "nothing works". She said, "what have you got to lose?". She gave me a free sample and on the next migraine I took the dissolvable tablet with no expectations. It was an absolute miracle. After 15 minutes I could actually feel the pain starting to melt. At one hour, totally pain free. No joke. Plus, my health insurance covers it. If you're at your wits end with migraines, at MINIMUM, try this. It actually has a relatively low success rate but it works fantastic for me. No side effects whatsoever. Read More Read Less
I recently started working with a neuro in a headache clinic. I will be starting botox treatments in several weeks. In the meantime, my dr wanted me to wean myself off Excedrine because of the bounce back affect. He gave me samples of Nurtec to try. After my first dose, on a pain scale of 1-10, I quickly went to 30. I was nearly incoherent, and when walking I was bouncing off the walls. My dr asked that I give another try, so I did today. Again, the same thing happened. Within 6 hours I was unsteady on my feet and couldn't function. Both times, Excedrine was my go to saviour. I am very aware of the bounce back affect, so I'm cautious about how often I take it. Hopefully the botox treatments will allow me to wean off Excedrine. Read More Read Less
I’ve tried Nurtec 75mg 4 times for hemiplegic migraines with aura. I think it shortens the headache phase and makes it less intense. Tried a 2nd pill today, two hours after the first Nurtec and within another hour, I am almost back to normal! I was hoping for a miracle “off” switch, but 60% better really helps so I don’t spend 24 hours in a dark room. My worst symptom is light sensitivity for 24 hours, which can start a second migraine - then it’s 2-3 days in a dark room. I developed chronic migraines at age 58 after almost nothing since my teen years. My doc thinks pinched nerves in my neck trigger a migraine. Babying my neck helps, but I’m now avoiding so many parts of life that I don’t have much of a life. Hope that another cortisone shot in my neck can allow me to use my neck normally - or many Nurtec in the answer. I recently spend 10 days without using a computer or phone screen and had zero migraines. Read More Read Less
Excedrine migraine works quicker and better. This stuff is like eating a mint. That's all it is.
I developed ocular migraines several years ago, which was pretty scary the first time it happened as I had no clue what was going on other than my field of vision was compromised by brightly flashing lights that traveled across both eyes for what seemed a very long time. My Eye Doctor diagnosed ocular migraines but was not helpful with treatment. Several years later when I brought this up with my recently new-to-me primary care physician, she gave me Nurtec samples, a short-term prescription and referred me to a neurologist. At first my insurance denied coverage for the first prescription. However, upon visit to the neurologist and my medical history which included extreme frequent headaches throughout my child-bearing years, which decreased sometime after menopause, but later the ocular migraines began, and continued, he said that Nurtec was the most appropriate option in my case. Based on my current and past medications, he prescribed Nurtec ODT every other day. He obtained insurance authorization and now via the Nurtec Patient Savings Program, I have been able to get this prescription filled at no cost to me, and prevent the debilitating events that ocular migraines are. Not being able to read, watch a movie, or even cook, let alone drive, when my field of vision was obscured by undulating flashing lights, was truly debilitating. These events would occur at random any time of the day and before this, nothing has provided reliable relief or prevention.Read More Read Less
I had 14 migraine days in September and over the past few months I kept getting stuck in a terrible rebound cycle with triptans due to overuse. The neuro suggested nurtec, which I began about a week or so into October. 10 migraine days in Oct, and 8 in November! It’s almost cut in half already, and on the days I do get them, they are responding better to triptans, and sometimes go away on their own rather than escalate. The cons: Had pretty bad nausea and stomach pain for the first month. Recently it started going away the longer I take it. Random mid-back pain that comes on suddenly, but goes away quickly. Doesn’t happen often. Night sweats. It’s gross, but no med is perfect. Overall, waiting out the side effects for a while is worth it. Try taking it with zofran to counter the nausea.Read More Read Less
Was on Nurtec for 5 months. Used it as abortive and preventative but it just didn't work for me. The medication doesn't touch the pain at all when used as abortive. It didn't stop a migraine either if I used it as preventative. On the plus side, no lingering after effects and apart from feeling a little nausaus after taking it but had no other issues. I continued taking it because I refused to go back to triptans which were a nightmare for me. In September I finally came off nurtec and am now on Ajovy injections. Read More Read Less
Tried this out several times, and didn't help at all. Went back to imitrex.
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