Gabapentin for Migraines

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Hello, so I am 20 years old and have suffered with migraines for a few years! I had my worst one a few months back which resulted in me being physically sick a number of times! Anyway I went to my GP as I was worried because my Mum suffered with migraines and she died from a massive stroke when she was only 33, so I was worried, as was my Doctor! So she referred me to a neurologist at Guys Hospital in London and he doesn't seem to think it is related what happened to my Mother but he wants me to have an MRI just to see if anything shows up! Anyway he has put me on Gabapentin as I am diabetic and he didn't know what else to put me on! ...3 a day for a week and then 6 a day for a week and then 9 a day for 6 months! I took my first lot on Saturday and it gave me such a terrible migrainesimilar to the one I had a few months when I was sick but this time I wasn't physically sick....luckily! I seem to be okay now though! 

Anyway, is anyone else taking this?? 

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    Hi NicolaAnne,

    Well I used to have gabapenin but then had to have pregabalin a much better med for me.  But this is a preventative medicine, ask for an abortive medicine and if you  allowed ask for sumatriptan epipen injection (Imigran) it is the gold standard to take away the pain,

    Good luck and update us please.

    Take care


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