Triptan withdrawal for MOH - any advice of success stories

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Hi - i am going to stop the Sumatriptan this Friday and would appreciate any advice or sucess stories.

I have daily migraine/headache and sumatriptan is the only thing that works but also making it all worse.

I am taking a week off work, cancelled everything in the diary, have bought a TENS machine for neck and shoulders, started a low dose of amiltriptyline as a preventative and got anti sickness tabs from my GP.

Any other suggesstion to help with the pain without medication?


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    You might have tried this before but as soon as you feel a migraine coming out your hands and feet in hot water and put an ice pack on your neck. Well to be honest I just run a hot bath, put an ice pack on my neck and make sure the bathroom is pitch black, it genuinely calms the pain for me. Not a cure but worth a shot.


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    I find excredrin good and only tablet ive used for migraine that doesnt make me feel sick
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    Hi just wondering how you are getting on without the pain meds. My neurologist wants me stop taking mine so he can try get me into a trial.. like you I have chronic daily migraine and headache so don't know how to do it

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