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charlesg73

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Any one use imitrex for the pain of CVS? My Dr. just started me on it to give my self a shot so I would not have to go to the E.R. They also started me on a new medication called Calan. They want to see if it works. At this point they want to see if anything works. I also got on the UCLA study for CVS I thought it would be a test to help but it is only a genetics test but it will help others in the long run so that is important.
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Charlie.

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I believe Calan is a blood pressure medication, not sure the class,
 
Imitrex is an anti migraine medication... so yes it appears your on some of the first line medications.
 
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Calan is a calcium channel blocker, usually used for blood pressure, angina, and heart arrhythmia. Also used prophyllactically for migraines. I'm guessing it would be used for CVS the same way that beta blockers (propranolol) are used. Beta blockers are also generally used for blood pressure and other heart issues.

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Thanks Karen,
I have been out of practice so long I have to look alot of these things up.  I hadn't got the chance here.  But yes I agree Ca Channel Blockers are used in a similar fashion as Beta Blockers are for both migraines and CVS.
 
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Thank Pattie and Karen for the info. And for all the work you do on the website.
Charlie.

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Your very welcome Charlie!  Hope the new meds help.
 
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Hi Charlie,

I'm writing eight years after your post and don't know if you're still on this forum.  I am curious to know how you are doing, whether the study at UCLA included a doctor named Yvette Tache, what the findings of the study were, and whether you're still taking the Calan.  Hope you get this!
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The study was either Dr Emeran Meyer or Dr Tillisch.
Several people use imitrex as an abortive med. or another one zolmatriptan. The Triptans are helpful for CVS.

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