For the past few weeks, I've been woken by a migraine (don't know if anyone else is woken by migrain

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Don't know if anyone has had the imigran injections. I did find they worked, had conflicting views of on the frequency that they could be used. The GP that prescribed them told me to use them ad I needed to as I was having migraines almost every day, then another (locom) said I should take them only say a couple a month as I was taking too many, and prescribed stemitel. when I saw my usual doctor, she took me off both. Prior to that I had been prescribed naproxen, which again I was taken off. I must admit I have felt much better. is anyone else having the same issues where non-familiar GP' are putting you on medications, which appear quite random.

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    Hey I'm a long time migraine sufferer so I've been in pretty much every med there is.

    I was on Imigran injections for about 4 years alongside topiramate as a preventative.

    I was allowed to take the Imigran as and when I had a migraine attack which could be daily as my migraines were bad until we found the right dose of topiramate.

    I found the Imigran to work if i took it as soon as I got migraine symptoms as I get aura my sight goes so I have an idea of when to take it. Whenever i did take it my whole body would feel like it was on fire and i would feel very breathless as soon as i took it for about 30 minutes yet the neurologist said it was fine.

    This happened every time i took the meds until I had a massive allergic reaction which affected my breathing for months.

    My point in saying this is i really think neuros and drs can be overly relaxed about meds and feel too busy to address our concerns. If you feel you are worried or confused and just nerd clarity about a medication that you have been given, go speak with your local Pharmacist as they will be able to tell the safe dosage as that is their area of expertise.

    Hope this helps and I hope you find a med that works for you soon.

    Rachael

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    hi duggydigger

    i am also a migraine sufferer and have tried different preventatives which have not worked and so i am now only taking zolmytriptan tablets when i get a migraine which is the only thing that works for me i too am getting migraines when i wake up which is weird and i always think why or what i have eaten before going to bed dont understand why i can go to,bed fine but then wake up with a real horrible head ache which if so bad makes me feel sick and just have to take my tablet and wait for it to,work which is no good when you have to get to work , well i cant do anything they are so debilitating . the doctors keep prescribing different tablets but they do not suit everyone i cant take tablets my zolmytriptan are orodispersible which is great but not all tablets that doctors prescribe work for everyone as i have found out you just have to find something that works for you personally so good luck and hope you do

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    Thanks for your advice. And I hope something can be found. As I mentioned about waking with them. I eventually went to my GP who contacted neurology for some advice. The response they received was devastating. All the advice given, was then passed to me. There responce was, there was nothing else they could do, and for me to just keep taking my medication until the cycle broke. in the mean time my GPs have kept increasing my lomotrgine, until now I'm on the maximum dose. I was then admitted to hospital, and the registrar came up with a suggestion, that of just obiterally increasing my dosage when I start getting a resistance, but have another medication ready to go onto. I hope that this has been suggested to all my follow suffers. Its given me the boost I needed. Somebody listening, and hopefully it will help us all.

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    Thanks for your advice. And I hope something can be found. As I mentioned about waking with them. I eventually went to my GP who contacted neurology for some advice. The response they received was devastating. All the advice given, was then passed to me. There responce was, there was nothing else they could do, and for me to just keep taking my medication until the cycle broke. in the mean time my GPs have kept increasing my lomotrgine, until now I'm on the maximum dose. I was then admitted to hospital, and the registrar came up with a suggestion, that of just obiterally increasing my dosage when I start getting a resistance, but have another medication ready to go onto. I hope that this has been suggested to all my follow suffers. Its given me the boost I needed. Somebody listening, and hopefully it will help us all.

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    thanks joyous 18. there is also a Zolmitriptan nasal spray which might be more effective ie. with quicker. Dear Rachel roux. I agree about the pharmacist. in most cases there advice really works; especially if it's 1 that's familiar with you.

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    thanks joyous 18. there is also a Zolmitriptan nasal spray which might be more effective ie. with quicker. Dear Rachel roux. I agree about the pharmacist. in most cases there advice really works; especially if it's 1 that's familiar with you.

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    thanks joyous 18. there is also a Zolmitriptan nasal spray which might be more effective ie. with quicker. Dear Rachel roux. I agree about the pharmacist. in most cases there advice really works; especially if it's 1 that's familiar with you.

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