Sumatriptan

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Hi everyone. A year ago I was diagnosed with Complex Migraines. My neurologist said that she didn’t need to see me again and my GP would carry on treatments. Since then nothing reduced the fequency or intensity of my migraines. I frequently suffer with silent migraines. Never have visual auras (waves/lines) but find the pain and sensory symptom unbearable. 

I have tried: Gabapentine, Amitripiline, Propranolol and also take Sumatriptan, Co-Codamol and Paramol when needed. 

Over the past month whenever I take my Sumatriptan (50mg) about 5 hours later I have tremors. Has anyone else ever had tremors/muscle spasm from the medication? What else do you take instead of Sumatriptran? 

I visited A&E once and they said to stop using Sumatriptan but my GP has told me to carry on using it because they can’t find tremors from sumatriptan on the interent? 

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    Sumatriptan can make you feel a bit dizzy as a side effect.  Codeiene can make migraines worse.  Suggest Nortriptyline, this may help.  They do a epipen version of Sumatriptan thats very fast acting, it may be worth looking at this.

    Hope this helps.

    Best wishes and let us know how you get on

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      Hi back,

      Ha no wonder the codeine just makes me more stupid.

      It's the other one u mention over the counter?? The Nortriptyline

      Thank u so much, and yes of course we all need to stay unite and help each other with our conditions and changes.🤗😩

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      Hi Sandra,

      No, unfortunately you cant get Nortriptyline over the counter, but it might be a help to you.  See what your neurolgist says.

      I am only too happy to help if I can.

      Take care and best wishes

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    Hello

    I get the Hemiplegic Migraines with Aura and it's a horrible feeling and experience.

    Most of the pills I'm taking are over the counter, except for Codeine 30 mg which just get me stupid for hours and the pain comes stronger since it's not the right medicine for this sickeness.

    I also got prescribed Metaclopramide which helps a bit for my vomiting, but I also get motion sickness.

    I lose my balance, my speech differs, my studying is worse. And I forget too.

    My right side of my body it's numb, and my mouth dripping to the right side so that's when my husband called the ambulance but they don't know how to tell about this sickeness, unless u get a good neurologist to see u , but I'm still trying to get the right meds to be able to feel better.

    Good luck and I'm sorry your going through this just like many of us..but I'm not giving up till I get the proper care.

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    Hi there

    I’m a migraine sufferer too.

    I went to my local migraine clinic last Friday, after having almost 5 days of migraine, feeling thoroughly miserable.

    He said try the Triptan if you get more than one a month. And also said take riboflavin B2 vitamin. 

    I ate too many walnuts, the week before I suffered. The tyramines to do with the amino acids in our bodies don’t agree with it.

    And don’t eat old food, like left over food in fridge. It builds up theses tyramines. Dont eat aged old foods like fermented things, and cheeses. Almonds give me headaches too. I don’t eat chocolate, I used to eat milk chocolate, but I decided not to eat any chocolate atall. My b/f suffers with them too. So he’s careful what he eats aswell. Don’t eat pickles either. Try a gluten free foods. See if that’s any better. Do you suffer with tinnitus aswell? I get it. So everything is connected. I have a back condition, which doesn’t help me atall. I was born with scoliosis mild form of it but sacrolitis aswell. So timhis is a hinderance at times, and also my right leg is one inch shorter than my right leg. So yes I feel your pain. See what you can do if you haven’t tried to go without these things. All the best 😊👍🏻

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      Hello Elizabeth

      Well I hope you feel better soon, and thank u so much for sharing your thoughts and sickness that it's hurting all of us..

      It's horrible pains and I hate it too.

      I'm drinking and over the counter pills that my husband got me yesterday hoping I get better soon💉 they are called NUROFEN which it helps a bit , but by now I feel like a Ginnie pig..

      Thank u for helping and the information..

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      I find it hard.  Everything seems to trigger my migraine off; food, flashing lights, moving images, chnages in eating times, changes in sleep time, opening the curtains to quickly. I wish the migraine would pick one thing and stick to it. Haha. 
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    I’m currently on day 17 of the same migraine. It gets to a point when you just get used to doing daily things with the pain. 

    Which preventitive medications are you on? My GP always asks me what I want to try as he says he doesn’t know anything else that will help. 

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      I am taking Pregabaline, Nortriptyline and Flunarizine, for preventative,  Sumatrriptan when it starts, injection or 100mg tablet
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      Hello

      I notice that the one my husband got me yesterday it's working better for me. Its over the counter pills called..

      NURODEN EXPRESSE 200 MG. LIQUID CAPSULES IBUPROFEN.

      They are working better than the codeine I got prescribed..

      I have Hemiplegic Migraines with Aura.

      I got this pills in England from we're I live...

      Hope u feel better soon😯🤔😊

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      I’m from England too smile 

      I can’t take Ibuprofen as it causes stomach ulcers and because I take Co-Codamol, (for severe flank and abdominal pain) so I cant take any other paracetamol products. Paramol used to be great when I could take paracetamol. 

      Sad to think why can’t they find a solution to stop us taking so many different things. 

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