Suffering from migraines15+ years

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 Suffering from migraines call so goddamn tired of having a headache Have one every day my girls take me down for 3 to 4 days what are people using out there to help with the live well I'm just taking a poll

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    same here, chronic daily headache, i take 3 MG of Pizotifen on a night makes me grumpy i wake with kind of a clear head soon as i get up i get the slight nagging pain, Imigran takes it away most times. i cut my tablets in half to take the does down...

    Botox again tomorrow but nothign works

    methysurgide was the only Miricle drug, but they stopped making it....

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    Hi, after suffering for over 40 years and like many, tried everything, I have found something thats works for me. Imigran works well as pain relief but I was told by the pharmasist that I was taking too many so he recommended that the next time I saw my neurolgist to ask to try Pizotifen. I have been taking this since November and although the frequency hasn't changed [ I still get a migraine every 7-10 days], the intensity has, most of the time I need only take paracetemol. My migraines occur mostly first thing in the morning, I usually wake with one at about 4/5 o'clock, so if I take the paracetemol then it's usually gone in an hour and I am able to get on with my life. I haven't had any side effects with Pizotifen. Good luck.
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    Keefe they look like the first one is to treat it if you have an attck am i right, the second looks like Toparimate or as i i know it a Epiliepsy drug, its comon for these to be adminstered as they try numb the headaches. didnt work for me to be honest, just gave me pins and needles and made all my beer and POP taste flat.

    Pizotifen may work for you, side effects are varied i have lots of lethargy with them as well as bad tempers and i eat the fridge....

    do the iso work for you if you have 1 ?

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    I suffer almost daily ones so I understand your frustration.  The only thing that works is Imitrex for me. I know I take too many of them but I have to be able to function. If they get too bad the urgent care center by my house gives me a shot of Torodol.  That gets rid of them for a day or so.  Mine are triggered by pollution and weather and living in smoggy Southern California USA is the pits!!!  Smoggy days I am in agony. 
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    Sad to say I have tried everything!!!  all the preventatives give me horrible side effects (cant get out of bed), I've tried DST shots, been to 2 headache specialist centers (paid out of pocket big bucks), several neurologists, Botox (helps a little with the severity not the frequency), massages, acupuncture, herbal remedies, pain meds, the ONLY thing that helps is the Imitrex which I am sure is causing rebound headaches but what alternative is there then taking it when I need it?  I have to "have a life" and if taking it is causing damage oh well is my attitude!  I really need to move to a better climate with little pollution.  Its hard to relocate to that degree but when I lived in a beach community and the air was good I had very few headaches    - hope you can find some relief    ITS AWFUL
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      Hi, this sounds like how I was when I had a head injury and migraines following. Nothing worked aside from Imitrex until I found Zonegran. I highly recommend it if you haven't tried it. It's an anti-convulsant similar to Topamax but it actually works and doesn't give you horrendous side effects. Hope this helps. I know the pain sad
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    It amazes me how we are all suffering the same and nothing working. Like I said Pizotifen is helping me but I would still like to go weeks/months without an attack. I actually went 13 days and was really hopeful but now I've had 3 in 4 days :-( . I wish a cure could be found because non sufferers don't really understand and think it's "just" a headache. Best wishes to all my fellow sufferers. X
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    I take 80 mg daily of proponalol       they tried me on a higher dose because my doc feels my dose is too low to help headaches but it dropped my blood pressure too much and I was exhausted         sad
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    Zonegran and Imitrex. Also peppermint oil and fountain coca cola over lots of ice. Excedrin helps some but not if it's a really bad one.
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      Thanks for your input.  I was gold years ago that I was too old t take Imitrex (am now 78).  Don't know about the Zonegran--it appears to be more for epilepsy?  Excedrin for Migraine helps, as does Relpax but the latter can be used ony 3X/week.  
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      Zonegran is for epilepsy, but it is also used to treat migraines. A lot of anti-convulsants help with migraines, though I don't know why. The Zonegran is the only thing that prevented mine. I used to get them about once or twice a week and they would be so bad that I would vomit and couldn't even stand the sound of my breathing. Sleeping wouldn't even help them, but the Zonegran did. I would ask your physician about it, it's worth a shot.
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    I'd ask a neurologist about th age factor on Imitrex.  I know as we get older there is more chance of side effects.  I know I am a lot more sensitive to that.  The trouble for me with the epilipsy type drugs for headaches is the chance of getting kidney stones. Also I had to give blood every 2 weeks to look for liver damage!  Im not up for that.  On top of that the drug I took made me fatigued beyond belief. It seems like drugs that help one thing cause another!
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