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One way to test a new abortive is during peak migraine week of the month... as in, nasty killer hormonal migraine week. Any negative side effects will crop up from using an abortive for the maximum amount per week. I did not really notice much of a negative effect. No sudden abrupt heaviness in the chest, breathing problems and astham attacks. I have been getting chest pain, but more that vascular constriction chest pain rather than the I-cant-breath-chestpain, or the angina chest pain. Kind of a side effect that does not overtly worry me after years of experience with triptans. The other side effect that was quite noticeable is the sort of light headed buzz that comes with this, so you don't really want to be rushing around right after, and if you do, your heart hammers hard. Any medication that makes you a little woozy you gotta watch. The third side effect is the most troublesome and potentially dangerous. Last night, after taking only two (out of the potential six) ta…


Cafergot is an ergotamine abortive. Old school really. I took it the first time today and did not have the 'i cant breath side effect' so that is a good sign. Did well with the migraine which is good cause I needed a break from the T3s. It caused some nausea, but not so much when you take it with an anti-nausea med. In other words, good, cause I would like to maintain this plateau of health I have achieved and need a triptan to do that, preferably one that does not make me triple my asthma med to keep up with the breathing problems.