... 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?
8 Feb 2012
I have had severe migraines since age 3. I have been a test subject for every migraine medication in the last 40 years. NOTHING has been effective, and in addition, I have pretty serious reactions to many drugs, for instance, Imitrex, for which I did the study for 22 months, until they changed the formulary, and I suffered an almost fatal reaction.
I do not think, from what you have said, that you are going to achieve relief from that combination of meds. I did not. What HAS worked for me is Stadol or its generic of Butorphanol Tartrate. It is a spray mist for the nose, and if you can take it as soon as you feel the migraine coming, it WILL stop it. You may have to take a second dose to kill the headache. I understand, from my pharmacist, that many doctors have discovered this medicine for migraine. Ask your doctor. It is a narcotic, and your doctor may not be on board with that. (fortunately, I don't respnd to narcotics in the usual way, because of my enormous tolerance for both pain and meds- I've never "floated" or gotten high or gotten a buzz from ANY medicine) I've had 15 maqjor surgeries, and have really severe arthritis and fibromyalgia to deal with, as well, so this medicine is an enormous blessing, and I can function as I need to, for the first time in my almost 70 years, because I fall in the 2% of migraine suferers who have a migraine almost daily.
Part of the problem is that anyone who has a severe headache, self-diagnoses it as a "migraine", and many doctors go along with that diagnosis, because they work for huge medial corporations, and are not allotted the time to explore what they specifically are dealing with. There are MANY kinds of severe headaches, and the research is somewhat skewed, because there are many kinds of headaches being described as migraines, when they are not.
I wish you well. When I told my doctors 30 years ago that I was certain that true migraines were hereditary, because we could trace 5 generations of them, they laughed at me. They don't laugh any more. If I could have only one wish, I would not ask for wealth or fame,but would ask that I, nor any other person, would ever experience another migraine. Try what has been prescribed. It just MIGHT work for you. Good luck.
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
8 Aug 2012
I started Zonisamide Jan 3rd. In July I realized that this new drug was affecting my mood. I felt down, I didn't want to really go anywhere or do anything. Nothing, maybe even 'sad'. I was irritable and just not 'me'. Of course cognitively I was not up to snuff, but I have been that way for several years. I took Topamax and Lamotrigine, also anti sezure drugs. I put two and two together and wanted OFF immediately. My doctor was on vacation so I 'consulted' my friend who is a nurse and told her I was coming off and asked her what was safe. I had planned on getting drug free except for Imitrex as needed, but I attended a support group, my first one. It was the day after I took my last Zonisamide. Different drugs were mentioned, but what got my attention was when the doctor said something about muscle relaxers. I asked him afterwards if that included Flexeril, he said yes.
That night (July19th) I started taking a low dose Flexeril that I have for neck stiffness or back spasms, I seldom take it. I've taken one every nice since then and have had four migraines. That is really, really good! The previous month I had gotten back up to 13. My doctor doesn't know I've done this, but I am going to make an appt. and go spring it on her after I continue for about another month. My fingers are crossed.
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
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.
12 Nov 2012
Ive been prescribed 150 mg of Tramadol 3 times a day and it did relieve some of my symptoms, but not significantly so. I was also given Trazadone if my migraine came on in the evening and this prooved to be effective. Trazadone will make you fall asleep which is sometimes a very good remedy for migraines, if you can fall asleep that is. Now I take Imitrex 100 mg at onset and repeat every hour if needed. I find Imitrex works for me quite well. Its unfortunate that it does not help you. Hopefully your new regimine will do the trick. Good Luck!
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
15 Feb 2012
I also had a sudden onset... Debilitating headache that came out of nowhere, I was given, fiorecette, phenergan, vidicon (did not work) and finally percocette. I had been on tramadol for 4 years major disc pain and it worked well for the back, but did not help me with the head pain. I also take klonopin daily and that helped a lot. They gave me phenergan, fiorecette. And flexerill. It helped quite. The one that worked the best was perocette... Which my husband would provide doses as needed,i was worried I might double dose by forgetting to write it down. We logged everything so we could a trend ogle what was working.
So now, I am off percocette, tapered down to vicodin, and slowly to ease any withdrawals. The neurologist gave me a numbing shot on the back of head 2 days ago and VOILA the headache is gone, it must have been nerve related.
This AMu I work up feeling very sick and wondered if the major drugs exiting my system. That would be P/V. I am now back on tramadol which is easing the back pain. ( the head pain was so bad I could not leave bed).
I still have fiorecette if it returns, but so far so good, my klonopin refills later this week, so I will have to make due with Ativan which helps a lot.
I have a question... If I am feeling nauseous, can I continue taking tramadol for severe back pain can I use the Thomas diet... More specifically ... L Tyrosine??
I haven't attempted anything yet, but have everything I need. The back pain severe... 2 ruptured and 2 bulging discs and spinal stenonis. I think if it were not for tramadol I would be leading a quality live in my 30s!
It has been a life saver for me. I found wonder big and tall chair at office depot that suspends back and it is also rocks on those days when the pain is bad and use Lamaze breathing.
Also, forgot to mention phenergan and flexerill help a lot with headache, but the tiny injection of marcane/xylocaine (like in the dentists office) fixed it.
I had a ct and lumbar MRI and the neurologist said my headache could still be a slow leak from a dura puncture. There is no way to tell as my bac dr. Did not do a contrast MRI. I am just thankful to be headache free!
I hope tramadol and the other meds ease you migraine pain.
28 Apr 2012
I know this is a older post however I wanted to tell you my story about Tramadol. I'm 29years old and have now had 19 knee surgeries. I have been on heavy doses of narcotic pain killers since I was 16. I've never even known there was a option for non narcotics. I recently told my doctor I was afraid I had become addicted to my meds. I've been off the narcotics for 5 months now and am taking tramadol instead. It is amazing how well it help and I don't get the high associated with narcotics. Tramadol is a blessing in my life.
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.
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.
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