... used these medications to relieve migraines? I have debilitating migraines and I've tried every medication used specifically for this condition. To name a few... Imitrex, Frova, Treximet, Maxalt, zomig, bupaand the list goes on. All were uneffective. Also in an effort to prevent them i was prescribed topamax & Elavil. They were ineffective as well. My migraines are more frequent the older I get. It's taken a toll on my daily life, responsibilities, and priorities. Has the tramadol Been effective in treating migraines for anyone else out there and if so are are u taking it alone or with another medication?
24 Jun 2011
I have gotten migraines since I was in 4th grade so about 9-10 years old. I have taken a number of things too. Have you ever tried a beta blocker to prevent the migraines? Incidentally, I take Atenolol for my blood pressure and since I have been on that, my migraines only come once or twice a year rather than once or twice a month or week. Sometimes they use propranolol for migraine prevention too but I did not find that worked for me as well as the Atenolol has (both are beta blockers). What you are on now is just simply symptom relief. Tramadol for pain, flexeril for tight muscles and phenergan for nausea. This combination should work well to control symptoms but it will not prevent the h/a from happening. Ask your Dr about adding in a beta blocker for prevention as well.
24 Jun 2011
Wow, that's quite a combo of meds, all sedating too. Do you have muscle spasms with, or triggering your migraines? That's what the Flexeril would help with, and the Phenergan will help with nausea once you have the migraine. I, like you, have taken everything over the years for my migraines but they are so much better with approaching menopause, and now that I've found some off-the-wall things I am allergic to: glycol acid derivatives. I was tested at Johns Hopkins for all kinds of things regular allergists don't normally test for, and thus solved a huge part of the problem. Perhaps consider going to a large teaching hospital or regional hospital and get tested. Also, I did have one year with no migraines at all while on beta blockers. Hope you can find an answer for yours.
25 Jun 2011
Hi, i know this subject has already been covered, but please be careful with the tramadol. I was prescribed it nearly 3 years ago, i got addicted to it and at my worst was taking 20 capsules (1000mg) a day. I kept increasing it as my body got used to it and i needed more to continue receiving the benefits. It is a good pain reliever just be careful. I have taken phenergan in the past as well and found they worked really well for helping me sleep through the pain. Amitritptyline are also really good for this!
25 Jun 2011
Have you tried Immitrex? If they are still available in shots they stopped migrianes I had for over 35 years. First shot would totally take away a head ache I had had 24/7 for 6 weeks at a time. Each headache got further & further apart after each shot until one day they were completely gone! Hope this info can help you...
26 Jun 2011
I have had migraines for 30 years. I finally was prescribed Axert 8.6 mg. It's new to Canada. I used to get alot of migraines pre-monopause and now menopausal. You have to take it as soon as the migraine starts. It will go away if this works for you. You can take another one after a few hrs after the first if you got relief. Otherwise it won't. Hope this helps you. Good luck!
1 Jul 2011
I've had chronic migraines for about thirteen years, and mine have also become increasingly more painful as I get older. I feel for you as I've been on the same train, of numerous therapies and drug combinations that have failed to work. I took Elavil and Topomax for several years with little effect. I'm currently taking Atenol, Elavil, and Lyrica daily for my migraines, and they've helped tone down some of the pain. However, I still suffer daily from migraine spells requiring me to use my rescue medication.. I've not taken Tramadol and Flexeril together, but I would be curious to know if this helps you, as I would like to ask my Neurologist about taking this combination for myself.
25 Aug 2011
I found out on my own that tramadol works wonders on migraine prevention. I was prescribed a small amount to take along with my imitrex for pain and what I noticed was that it worked so much better together and also, my headaches began to disappear. I started doing research on the drug and found out that it acts like an antidepressent on your serotonin levels. Low serotonin levels can bring on a migraine. Over the course of several months, I discovered that if I take 1-2 (50 mg) tablets every evening, I no longer have chronic migraines that would strike me 3-5 times per week for years. I feel normal for the first time in years, it's like I have a new head. I don't abuse them because I only take 1-2 tablets per day. This is not enough to become addicted to. The only problem is that my doctor will only prescribe me 10-20 per month, so I have to go on the internet and get them. It is legal in most states, since tramadol is not a controlled substance like other pain killers are.
1 Oct 2011
ive battled with migraines..SEVERE migraines for years..i told mt dr about this and he Rx'd me fioricet and elavil. nothing..no relief. i was limited to meds b/c of no insurance at the time. my doctor and i danced around this problem for close to a year. when i got my insurance he put me on immitrex,phenergan and clonodine. PRESTO! this worked like a charm! i take the clonodine daily and if by chance i did get a headache,id take the phenergan and immitrex. no more headaches! ask your doc about these meds. i didnt seem to have any luck with tramadol.
30 Oct 2011
I have suffered from migrains for yrs until I met a old country doctor who told me they were caused by tention he gave me toradol which is an anti inflamitory
and my migrains got much better, I also use a very good over the counter medicine called excedrin tension and I havent hade a migrain in a long time.
Hope this will help you
29 Nov 2011
Hello. I have suffered from chronic migraines, fibromyalgia &Celiac disease, of course with these conditions came lactose intolerance, chronic fatigue syndrome, neurological issues & stress/depression. I have been loaded up on medication while employed & single mom for majority of those years. That changed 2yrs ago. I have had a heck of a battle mainly with the doctors. After all of these years I have found nothing to help with the migraines until recently. 2 days ago actually. I started a massive study. I was having the worst possible migraine. Let me add I found out 5-6 wks ago I have narrow angle glaucoma... the list goes on. I have an Awesome pain doctor who has great knowledge of meds. I have tried it all. Nothing works... except... Choline. I was amazed after even the 1pill. This is all natural even though it is categorized in the vitamin B category it is actually a nutrient. The body produces this nutrient from certain foods but it doesn't produce enough.
Read about this product. Type in Choline &migraines to start. If you have migraines that have to do with your eyes get checked for glaucoma. Use an eye specialist. Do your migraines start or end in the back of your head neck &upper upper back? Did it begin above your right eye work it's way to the side of head then down in your neck? Do you have sensitivity to lights, especially fluorescent? & one last question, do you react to weather change like the barometric pressure? Try the Choline nutrient. It costs $15.00 approx. for 100 pills. You take one with b'fast & one w/lunch &no more the rest of the day or you won't sleep @night night. It has multiple uses & I promise you will be amazed @ what it does for your neurotransmitters in your neck that send messages to the brain from the spine therefore causing your bodily organs to function properly. Especially your kidneys, liver,nervous system & brain &spine memory. Your HDL will thank you. It has also been proven to help children w/adhd issues. It even helps pets. Look up Choline & whatever other issues you have &I see how well all natural can be. You may need a little meds on side. But you may also find opportunity to come off of some meds. You won't be disappointed. God Bless & I wish you lasting relief from your migraines.
23 Dec 2011
Yes I have used phenergan for my migraines and found it helpful, although it work best as a injection. So first signs of a migraine I would go to my doctor and he would give me phenergan as an injection. phenergan as a tablet did work the same for me. I didn't need to take other medication with this. Hope this helps
5 Feb 2012
Hello I have been a Migraine suffer for my whole life, i could not remember a day that i didnt wake or go to bed with out one, I know that at 2 my mom used to help me when i would get sick and I would faint, the whole sha-bang. I found out about 6-7 yrs ago I was allergic to food presertivites, Im 52 this year. I have since stopped eating any and all presertivates, i mean its everywhere, in fake sugar its sweet MSG, In soup its got nothing good, the oils at jack in the box have MSG, sulfites in meat dried good and Nirates Nitrates. Stop them all!!! Basicly I had to redo the whole food chain. And in fact Im glad Mashed potatos are good, I made fresh with Real Butter, and salt, no Kosher no Epson salt for feet soak as the sulfites get you this way to EDTA BHT If its on your lotion bottle purfume or shampoo, stop those. Its not expensive to go NO PRESERTIVES, NOT going ORGANIC, these are two different things. Organic still has presertivets.
Then ask your doctor for Prednisone. I take 10 mg in the morning if I do have a headache and 5 if no then if early enough you get a migraine you have the other half for the onset. It Knocks the pain in seconds. I feel there are either, a handful of meds you can take like the ones the doctor just gave or the ONE pill that really works, sure this can break your immune system, however once your certian you eat the right foods if this is the reason then you only need them around for a oopsie wrong food time.
I have told many people this and I am like I said 52 the years we were 4 were the years that food additives were put into hamburger and hotdags Mac chez etc... and this is why I say try this ,If its not working then the prednisone will help anyways. Most of my friends that feel they need fast foods are well asking for my meds. But I say the food is where i would start better then having a 10 pill diet and well I hope this works... A cracker is a timebomb and if you get upset tummi then this is what we reach for, so try its worth it, besides eatting this way is healthy and most all stores carry a HUGE asst, of these good foods, good luck if you need help or find you have questions feel free to email me... good luck hope your better soon. Lori
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