Here's my deal:
Imitrex always, always, always works for me. But I get serious, long-lasting (2+ weeks) heart palpitations. I've had mixed results with Relpax and Midrin. My doctor recently gave me samples of Maxalt and Axert.
What I want to be able to do is take a single dose of Relpax (because it sometimes does work) or Maxalt or Axert, and if it doesn't work, then take a single dose of Imitrex. Everyone and everything says you can't do this, but no one seems to be able to explain why. I don't think there is any reason other than the PI sheets say not to take them together because they don't want people accidentally overdosing. But as long as I'm not taking two doses at the same time or more than two doses total in a 24 hr period, I don't understand the problem.
I'm looking for specific medical literature that supports or debunks this practice.
Edited by Sunshine, 27 March 2006 - 10:24 PM.