Optical migraine-stopped

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I have had occasional-every 2 weeks or so-optical migraines for several years. They usually are triggered by changing from a dark environment to a bright one or vice-versa.

A few months ago I began taking bupropion for a different condition, and have not had an optical migraine since.

Has anyone else found this to happen?

Or is it just a coincidence?

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    Hi Tom, I've not heard of that medication before what is it?

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      it's an antidepressant, and also used to help in quitting smoking.

      Brand names are Wellbutrin, Zyban, Aplenzin, Buproban, and Budeprion.

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    How interesting...has the drug had any side effects? I found my migraines stopped when I took Mirtazipine which is an antidepressant too. But the side effects wer so strong I found it hard to focus at work so I came off them. When I went onto another anti depressant the migraines returned.
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      The only side effects I've found so far are constipation,(but taking a stool softener brought me back to normal), and sleeping longer, but I am retired, so an extra hour in the morning doesn't bother me.

       

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