CANDESTARTAN as prenentative for.migraines

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I have been taking Candestarten for 3 weeks in the hope that they may prevent/lessen frequency of my migraines. Has anyone else had success with this drug? If so how long before they kicked in. I take Naproxen together with Triptans for the pain.


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    Hi Chris

    I was on it for about 6 months last year and it didn't make the slightest difference.

    Like you I take triptans for the pain, I have also taken about 4 different prophylaxis and none of them work for me.

    I am however, trying to spred the word though, I read a book recently by an American neurologist who has managed to get rid of his migraines and has helped 1'000s more.

    I have suffered for over 40 years and get about 10-12 attacks a month.  I have had 3 attacks in the last 5 weeks following his recommendations.

    It's a bit drastic but if it works does it really matter??  I have gone on a gluten free, chocolate free, alcohol free, low sugar and low carb diet and it seems to be doing the trick.  Not sure what element of the diet is helping, but I suspect it's the wheat.

    Lost nearly a stone aswell which is a bonus biggrin.

    If you want the details of the book PM me.


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      Hi there

      Thanks so much for responding. Yes please could you send me details of the book. Sounds very interesting.

      As I am sure you will agree, anything is worth a try, I feel my life is on hold recently!


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    Hi - i have seen a huge improvement after starting candesartan about a year ago now.

    I was getting a migraine nearly every day and am down to a couple a month now.

    It took a good few months to build up the dose to 8mg morning and night.

    I also take triptans.

    Bear with it and good luck.


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      Hi Carole

      Thanks so much for getting back to me, this is very encouraging.

      I have been getting them every day for three weeks, disheartening to say the least. I will persevere!!


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    Hi Chris

    I've been taking Candestarten for over a year, has definitly helped although i still suffer daily (rebound) the pain has reduced, and helped me reduce my triptans.

    Good luck


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