Prescription diuretics control my migraines

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Hi,

Just thought I'd share with you what works for me. I suffered migraines many years, they lasted 3/4 days at a time, sometimes 2 a month. I started taking Bendroflumethiazide 2.5 mg daily and my migraines stopped. I still get headaches but nothing like the migraines I used to have. When I have stopped taking diuretics my migraines have come back. Might be worth looking I'm to.

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    Hi were you prescribed the diuretics for migraine prevention or high blood pressure ?

    i take propranolol 80 mg slow release, helped a lot at first but after two years have waned off

    thanks

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      It was given for bp but the added benefit was stopping daily crippling headaches, I was given 20mg x 2 but only took 10mg then they upped it to 40 up to two times a day but I still take 10mg. Bp averages 117/ 75 or lower, max when stressed is 135/90. Also take co amilozide 2.5mg Propanolol also stops the occasional palpitations. Think everyone needs to find the right dose for themselves, I don't like taking meds but propanolol has been beneficial for me. Did you take it for bp or migraine ..in what way has it tapered off?

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      Hi, I sort of stumbled upon it. I was offered and accepted bp meds for border line blood pressure. When I visited the pharmacy one day to collect my prescription she asked if she could check my BP which turned out to be very low. I was advised to see my doctor and ask to change from bp med to bendro 2.5mg. My doctor agreed and after taking them I began to realise I was no longer having migraines which were the Bain of my life. At one point my doctor wanted me to stop taking them because my BP was ok But I asked if I could continue with them because it was preventing my migraines and he agreed. I have tried stopping them since myself but my migraines came back. All I know is they work for me.

      Bed wishes

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