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Relpax is used to treat migraines with or without auras.

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.” .
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Is Relpax effective for auras alone? I used to get migraines irregularly when I was younger until about age 50 when I would get rare auras without headaches. Just in the past two weeks I have gotten auras, the last ones (today) never really going away… had to go about with sunglasses or rest with eyes closed. (I am now 62.) If I venture outside for long (even with sunglasses) it comes back again.
Seems to be light-triggered, but I’m guessing it is more complex than that. Who should I have check this out… primary dr.? eye dr.? neurologist?
People’s Pharmacy response: Start with the PCP; he or she will help you figure out if the eye doctor or neurologist should be next.

Relpax is the only medicine to help my migraines. Imitrex wasn’t effective enough and maxalt was short lived with a strong mint flavour that was difficult to tolerate when feeling ill from the migraine.

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