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I have had chronic migraine for years now and am struggling to find a preventative that works for me. I have tried Topirimate, Gabapentin, Nortriptyline, Propranalol and now Metoprolol. The only one of these that seemed to have some effect was the Propranalol but the side effects of nightmares and sleep disruption were too much for me. My GP has prescribed another beta blocker called Metoprolol but already my pulse has dropped to 50 and I am getting dizzy spells so I am a bit worried about continuing with it. I am also having my second round of Botox injections soon, although the first lot didn't seem to help. I have even been to see a Gynaecologist and tried the Prostap injections which seemed to help at first but then the headaches came back recently. It was suggested I try the Mirena Coil but then I was told the side effects are headaches so it may not be the solution.
I feel as though I am running out of things to try and every time I try something that has some effect the side effects are so severe. Has anyone had these problems with beta blockers or found something that works for them? I take sumatriptan as an abortive and this works great for me but the frequency of the migraines are too much to take this all the time.
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