A talmidah has been diagnosed with hormonally triggered migraine headaches. By the second day of her flow they are debilitating and are a daily occurrence through the day following the end of her flow. Her physician prescribed imitrex and it has been a lifesaver. At the first sign of symptoms of the headache she takes the pill with a significant amount of water and after a short period of time is fully functional.
Sumatriptan can be administered into a nostril and if necessary the dose can be doubled by inserting into both nostrils. She should speak to her physician if she could use this for Yom Kippur. If the answer is yes, I would suggest that she starts to use it for a day or two before so that she gets used to it