My brain scan has come back normal and neurology has said that they cant find a cause other than their linked to my fibro and they have put me on 75mg of amitriptyline and 40mg of citalopram but im concerned that im going to end up stoned out my head due to the other meds im on to neurologist won't prescribe beta blockers due to my asthma being unstable at the moment they have fast tracked a referal to a chronic pain specialist and also a vascular specialist as they concerned about my legs turning blue so hopefully ill get there how are all my friends on here
Hi, yes certainly Amitriptyline can help cluster headaches, i have a friend who is taking this medication for the same reason. I have also taken it in the past, for a back injury, whilst at the same time taking Citalopram, and i functioned just fine, so hopefully you will also. I was also taking other medications alongside these 2. I hope you get the referral appointment asap, let us know how you get on?
Some people might think 75 mg of amitriptyline is a bit much if you are having very low energy. Are you taking it at night before bed? It might matter.
Using the Interactions Checker on this website might help your concerns about all your meds.
Do you ever chat on any of the Facebook groups? Lots of good support there for you, too. Good luck to you!
Amitriptyline is used at the ONSET of a severe migraine. One is commonly known as Imitrex. I started at 25 mg and am now at 100 mg. When I know that I am in for a MAJOR, ruin my day sick migraine, I take one right away! I am on a daily prentative called Topamax. I started at 25mg and am stable on 75mg a day - every morning. (they both come in generic - I have no clue if they are within the same family, I just know that until this combo, migraines took over my life!) I have tried everything and this works the best! I will also add, I am on Cambia 50mg (it is in powder form) only for when a migrane gets to the point where you are vomiting and need additional meds to stop it. I am on Zofran - which is an anti-vomiting pill - to take at the onset. I am also on percocet 10mg if needed, depending on the pain level of the migraine. I have TMJ as well, so it isn't easy to figure this all out! I hope this was somewhat helpful.
I actually had my primary give me a referral to a neuro who got me on the proper meds. I am a single mom and only recently got myself health insurance, so my doc was free, neuro was $25 and there was NO medication over $10! I finally am getting control of my life back!!! I wish you all the best, but maybe you need a neuro who isn't afraid to write something on the medium end of the spectrum vs pain mgmt... however you need to handle it, docs protect their own behind these days! Please make sure to protect yours. They only "practice medicine," you have to be your own advocate :) BEST OF LUCK!!!
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