Triptan usage

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How many days a month have you been told is safe for triptan usage. I've been told 2 times a week, I read where someone takes one everyday as her preventative.

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    I have a repeat prescription for 12 sumatriptan a month (3 a week), sometimes I need that, other times I can go 7-10 days without. My neurologist wasn't happy with me taking so many so for the past 2 years I have been on Pizotifen which meant most of the time I could get by with just taking paracetamol but recently my migraines have increased to almost daily. I have another appointment with my neurologist in May.

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    My 13year old daughter was prescribed the wafer triptan which goes under the tongue. This was meant to be given every time she had a cluster headache attack which unfortunately, is constantly, but was told no more than 4 a week. Immigran was given also to be given when necessary. Hope this helps
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    Triptans are not to be taken as a preventative

    i take between 1-3 each migraine episode which for me can last between 1-3 days, they are most effective if taken early after onset

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