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Migraine

Also known as Eletriptan, Ergotamine, Imigran, Maxalt, Migraleve, Naratriptan, Pizotifen, Relpax, Rizatriptan, Sumatriptan, Zolmitriptan

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  • Tapering off of nortriptyline

    I started taking nortriptyline 7.5 weeks ago for insomnia and migraines.  Started at 10 mg for two weeks and then to 25mg for four.  Had a lot of side effects - blurry vision, constant migraine, dry mouth, voice is very groggy.  Doctor and I agreed that I should come off of it.  She...

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  • Help with daily migraines

    Hi all Looking for advice. I didn't have a migraine until I was 30 where I had quite a few in a short space of time and then they went away. I'm now 36 and for the past 6 or 7 months I have been debilitated by migraines most days. My GP and I have tracked it down to a drop in blood pressure...

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  • Migraines and a proven cure

    I’ve been suffering on and off for 25 years with the dreaded migraines. They became a daily occurrence around 18 months ago, anyone who suffers from migraines will understand how debilitating they can be. I have finally found a safe and affective solution. I will happily share any information and will...

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  • nortriptyline - quitting? Withdrawel and losing the weight

    I am wondering if anyone else put on weight while taking nortriptyline and how long it took to come off.  I put on about 15 pounds while taking nortriptyline and also during surgery recovery. I stopped taking it when I realized that it was aggravating my on and off episodes GERD but realize...

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  • Frequent aura attacks - only very slight headache afterw...

    Frequent aura attacks - only very slight headache afterwards. Attacks last 30 minutes - can be either right or left sided. Aura starts in shape of small zigzag letter 'c' (this way 'c' seen if on left - reversed if on right)then gets larger until the 'C' disappears out of view...

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  • Daily Servere Migraines, dizzy, nauseous, Doctors are clueless!

    About 7 years ago I got really sick and I could hear something getting louder in my ear, almost like hearing the ocean in a sea shell, then after getting louder and louder I heard a pop. Silence. I had a cold or the flu, I dont remember it's been so long but started experiencing migraines with...

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  • Does anyone have withdrawal info on Nortriptyline???

    I was on Nortriptyline for a year for migraine prevention.  I found it was making me extremely tired and my heart race.  I unfortunatelly stopped it two weeks ago abruptly.  Does anyone know how long wtihdrawal symptoms last for.  Still feel jumpy, brain zaps, insomnia and headache....

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  • Might of found a cure for my Migraines

    After three years of getting Migraines i think i might of found a cure that can get rid of them. I was getting then aleast 2 times month and would take aleast a week for the migraine and its symptoms to fully clear. so i started taking chelated magnesium. This was 6 months ago and ive not had one since....

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  • Withdrawing from nortriptyline

    I have been on nortriptyline for 8 months for migraine prevention and I can’t say that it has reduced my migraines but they have been less severe . I am now reducing the dosage I was on 30 mg a night so I have reduced to 20 then now 10 I seemed to be having palpitations which I didn’t have when on it...

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  • Topiramate for migraines- side effects

    I’m just in the process of weaning off propranolol, then to introduced Topiramate, starting with 25mg at night.  I have taken Topiramate before, but over 12 years ago when it had to be prescribed by a hospital consultant.  My question is, has anyone experienced weight loss while taking this...

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  • Migraines everyday, all day, for 9 months. Help!!

    Remember your worst migraine. How much pain you were in and how you just couldn't do anything. That's how I am everyday. Right so I'm a 20 year old female, I'm and student and work as a waitress part time. So, I started with a headache on the 18th January this year, pain killers didn't...

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  • Headaches

    Hi, I recently started having pain in my forehead and back of my head also ears fill stopped up and crackle with my eyes burning when I have these headaches. I have had CT scans, 2 MRI with and without contrast all normal. My doctor did say the notes from the radiologist said in medical terms migraines...

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  • 4 day headache beginning to get concerned

    For the past couple of days I have been experiencing a headache. It feels like a pain on the back left side of my head and along the side of my head. I also have pressure in my sinus area but little to no stuffy nose. I do have migraines sometimes but never anything like this. I am 20 years old and otherwise...

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  • Hemiplegic Migraine Sufferers

    I am wanting to reach out to people who have suffered hemiplegic migraines as a diagnosis. I wanted to shed some light into my experience of this.  At age 12 I started suffering from what was eventually diagnosed as hemiplegic migraines, I would have an extremely sharp pain at the back of my head...

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  • Pressure - could this be a silent migraine?

    I hope someone's run into this before and can tell me if it sounds like a migraine or not... so in January, I got a horrible toothache and a feeling of pressure on the back right side of my head. When I went to the dentist she didn't see anything on the X-Ray. She figured the toothache was from...

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  • Good days are good, bad days are soooo bad

    I developed very bad depression due to chronic migrianes.  So bad I tried to kill myself.  Ive gotten better and my good days are good.  But anything can take a good day to a nightmare and quickly slip into a life is over, I wanta die again.  Like twice in the last month.  IDK...

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  • Can anybody help me?! Doc says Migraine..???

    Hello, I am new to this so please bare with me and i apologise for the long post. Im at 26 year old female. Began to feel unwell end of February (approx. 27th)   Saw GP on 5th March. Symptoms: ·      Pressure behind eye ·      Shooting...

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  • Migraine with aura

    Hello I have had migraines with aura for about 10 years now I can go months even a year without 1 then the last few months I have had quite a few. I suffer with health anxiety and this is making my life hell I can't stop worrying about going blind. I have left work I am too scared to drive I really...

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  • I think a Miracle has happened

    Just wanted to share a little of my story and hopefully the miracle that seems to have occurred, it's still early days but I'm keeping everything crossed and hopefully can give all you sufferers an alternative. I'm 51 and have suffered headaches/migraines for about 40 years. I have tried...

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  • Deep ear pain and constant head pain for 4 1/2 years

    I’m a 47 year old female that has had deep ear pain  with fullness and excruciating  constant head pain for 4 1/2 years.   I’ve had 7 MRIs , CT scans , ultra sounds  with no answers all negative.    I’ve been to ENTs, primary care doctors, neurologist, neurosurgeons.  They...

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  • Advice please?

    I suffer from migraines quite badly and have tried various tablets to try and control them. I have recently come off of Topiramate as it was making me have severe mood swings. The neurologist has given me Gabapentin to try however, this is my second week taking them and just  this week I’ve had...

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  • hemiplegic migraine

    i have recently been diagnosed with hemiplegic migraines. as its such a rare condition alot of doctors dont know anything about it , or how to treat this debilitating condition. i am typing this because i hope that it may help someone out there who is going through this and the doctors dont seem to know...

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  • I've had a chronic headache for 9 weeks! HELP ME!!

    Hello readers, I am a 12 year old female and some of you may have read my post in headache- headache for 5 weeks-help me!!!!!!  I am not pregnant and I haven’t got my periods.   My headache started on the 2nd May and I came home from school early with a headache like I usually get- see below....

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  • Riboflavin - anyone tried it?

    Hi there, I'm a chronic migraine sufferer who, unfortunately, is also sensitive to the side effects that come with the popular prevention medications such as amitriptyline, topiramate, propranolol etc. I am just coming off the latter after being on it for a year and having gained nearly 2 stone and...

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  • Confused

    I am new to this forum as many of my present neurological symptoms point towards some sort of possible migraine diagnosis or least cause. Apologies in advance if I ramble. 8 weeks ago I woke with horrendous tinnitus. I have had unresolved tinnitus for 10 yrs. nothing like this though. It was loud and...

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  • Diagnosed with Vestibular Migraine

    Hello! So I'm 19 years old and it is my first time writing in this group.  In August I had my first vertigo attack when moving to Germany on my own. It lasted 3 weeks and doctors didn't find anything. I was fine until January 2018 when again I started to get dizzy and experienced auras which...

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  • Pressure and Twitching In Eye Months After Migraine

    Two months ago, I suffered an aura migraine.  It began with me loosing my vision, and then the migraine pain hit.  After about 8 hours of hell, the migraine was gone, but the symptoms remained. (Nausea, headache but not migraine, pressure behind my eye, pure exhaustion, confusion, numbness...

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  • Change in Migraine Frequency

    I have had silent migraines all my life but usually the frequency is may be 1 per month or every 2 months. Lately though I have been getting them frequently. In the last month I had 5 of them some 2 days in a row. They disappear within 10 to 15 minutes with no pain only zig zag lines which disappear...

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  • Topamax?

    I was prescribed Topamax today for Migraines. I’m supposed to take it at night before bed for 7 days, then twice a day after that. All I’ve heard were bad reviews. Has anyone else had luck with this medicine?

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