Severe Migraine

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Hi fellow sufferers. Today I have the most horrendous migraine. I have taken cocodomol 30/500 and ibuprofen. With propranolol (which I take 40mg three times a day to prevent them) I have had metoclopromide for the sickness. I can't take tryptans as I am on an antidepressant than can interact with them. I've tried lying in a darkened room but it's worse lying down! Any suggestions anyone?

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    Oh dear poor you, I don't know if I can offer anything but sympathy. I can understand the pain you are going through and cocodomol didn't work for me at all. I also find I can't lie down so I have to prop myself up in bed and it sometimes fells as if my head is going to explode. You are obviously on preventative meds, how often are you still getting migraines, perhaps it needs to be another trip back to the doctors to review meds. Sorry this doesn't help but I feel your pain. Hope it doesn't last much longer. Best wishes.
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      Cheers for replying Kath. They seem to be more regularly as of late. I'm due for a med review on 17 April. luckily I'm a Radiology Superintendent so can always ask a radiologist for another MRI or CT brain scan. Last one was 2008! I'm off to bed now, I'll try propping myself up. Take care
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    I would be loath to add anything more in without advice - ring the NHS helpline.
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    I use 4 head or a migraine patch, a cold flannel if you haven't got these. 

    A hot shower or a hot meal helps lessen the pain. I rely on Triptans though once it takes hold. I also take antidepressants, sertraline this is fine to take with triptans, maybe consider changing yours? I take propranolol 80 mgs slow release but still have breakthrough migraines that usually last three days but have reduced to one a month and no headaches.

    good luck

    only downside to propranolol Is that I have put fat on around my waist and stomach area.

    hope you are better soon, get to GP for a thorough review

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      Hi I use forehead patches. They do help. I take sertraline 100mg but also take another antidepressant for my bipolar disorder, which is the one my gp said was flagging up a severe interaction warning with naratryptan!

      I'm going to ask for an MRI brain scan at work tomorrow and take the report to my GP for the review. Ive suffered from migraines since being a child. I remember the Meds then used to make me fall asleep at my desk!

      I've noticed that with propranolol. Ive put two stone on! I need to lose that once I've thoroughly been checked over. Thanks for your reply

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