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I have suffered with migraines for years now. I've tried Propranolol, Topirmate and Amitriptyline to try and stop them with little success. I've just had an MRI and am waiting to see a neurologist. In the meantime though the migraines have increased and are near-on daily now. I'm worried though that I'm triggering more of them by taking Sumatriptan on a regular basis. I was on a prescription for 12 a month but as they got worse my GP upped my allowance to 24. This has been a godsend in some ways but now I'm rarely pain-free for more than 48 hours and then it returns and I have to take more pain relief to cope with daily life. I'm sick and tired of this now and really worried that I'm suffering with withdrawal rather than having genuine migraines. Problem is stopping taking Sumatriptan as it's so painful and there never seems to be a good time to be in that much pain and having to rely on others for help (I have two small children).
Has anyone successfully withdrawn from Sumatriptan, and if so did you find an alternative pain relief to help with the pain that allowed you to stop? I'm desperate to stop now!! Thanks
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