I've tried focalin, ritilan, adderall and concerta all which cause me bad headaches. I have a history of migraines but even while they're under control these meds trigger bad headaches. Had anyone else experienced this and found a solution or med that works best?
Headaches associated with ADHD medications are common and often cause patients to stop their medication. Do you get your headache towards the end of your dose or does it last the whole way through your dose and for several hours after? It sounds as though it could be the later. Most patients who suffer from these headaches, as you describe, have either a personal history or a strong family history of vascular headaches or migraines. Switching from one first-line agent to another as you have done can be effective and as everyone is different it is often trial and error before the ideal medication is found. Some doctors will prescribe a preventative migraine medicine such as a calcium channel blockers before taking the ADHD medication. You should discuss this with your doctor.
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