Unfortunately, I had to try OnZetra Xsail yesterday. Unfortunate because that meant I had a migraine! Here is a brief review of it from only 1 usage, please keep that in mind.
The packaging was a pain to open but it could have been worse. It was very easy to use, unlike the Imitrex STATdose pen. One end goes into your mouth and the other end goes up your nose, then you blow out your mouth and essentially blow the medicine up your nose. I kind of felt like I was doing cocaine…never actually done it, but I would imagine this is how you kind of do it! The theory behind this is, if you have a headache, why are you treating it with something that goes in your stomach, why not directly to the source of the pain. Makes perfect sense! I was told that people had reported it working within 20 minutes but it could still take up to 2 hours.
After 20 minutes no relief, but now on top of a migraine I had a sore throat because the medicine was draining down my throat. Yuck! The dosage is much smaller than I’m used to taking when it comes to the Imitrex pill. I’m prescribed 100 MG of Imitrex and can take up to 2 of those in 24 hours. I usually cut them in half because if I can get away with less, why wouldn’t I?
After 2 hours I still had NO RELIEF. I had taken an Imitrex pill at midnight because I felt it coming on then. I figured if I woke up and it wasn’t better I would finally try this medicine. Well at 6 a.m. I still had a migraine and I tried it. It didn’t work so I was bedridden the rest of the day. Not fun!!
So, I cannot recommend this for myself. Let me know if it has worked for you!!! I’d love to hear back from other people who have used this!!!!
Here are some articles saying that thyroid issues CAN also cause migraines.
Excellent article about headaches and migraine frequency not being low enough. I have about 5-7 migraines a month and about 3 to 4 headaches a week. Which isn’t enough for most conventional and non-conventional treatments to be given to me. I only suffer most of the month with either 5-7 migraines and on average 3 headaches (roughly 15-18 a month NOT counting the migraines). So sorry, out of luck for insurance covering anything else for me!