I have been prescribed acetazolamide and amitriptyline for a new diagnosis of vestibular migraine (without headache). I am not 100% that this diagnosis is correct, but I am desperate to stop feeling constantly dizzy, lightheaded, off balance, and like I am moving through a swamp. I tried to take the acetazolamide and the amitriptyline for a week at very low doses, but I was so sedated that I had to quit before I could feel any potential benefits. I am curious if anyone here has been prescribed these meds for vestibular issues and felt they were successful enough for me to try to make it through the recommended 6 weeks, and if they stopped being so sedating after the body acclimates to them?
Acetazolamide for vestibular migraines?
Question posted by Mysteryillness on 22 Aug 2021
Last updated on 13 September 2021 by Nitro061
I had been prescribed Diamox for IIHT,,, and chronic migraine diseases. As well as amitriptyline. Amitriptyline it’s a very old drug and it’s not quite know how it works treat chronic pain but I know when I was first prescribed it I was told to take it around suppertime so I wouldn’t be a zombie in the morning and the pharmacist was not incorrect.
It it’s normal to feel very drowsy on this drug until you get used to it and also as I mentioned using it at different times of the day to manage its side effects and be honest now I use amitriptyline for a sleep aid but like any drug if you take it on a regular basis we build a tolerance so I would stick with your amitriptyline Until you are sure it’s not just the adjustment stages.
You may also try nortriptyline it’s sister drug which is a little newer it’s a little bit cleaner with less side effects.. acetazolamide is a pretty powerful diuretic so maybe a blood test to check your levels would be an idea .
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