I’ve suffered with chronic migraines for 3 years now. They’ve gotten to be 3-5 times a week. I had been taking maxalt and diclofenac as needed but my dr just put me on Effexor xr as a daily preventative. Has anyone else been prescribed this for migraines? I think the worst side effects so far is trouble sleeping. But I also have a little nausea and whooshing in my ears. Another troubling issue is that she re-prescribed maxalt and diclofenac for breakthrough migraines and when I checked those show major interactions with Effexor. Also today I seem to have slept wrong and my lower back is spasming. I normally take ibuprofen but It says not to mix.
My first question to you would be are you seeing a neurologist for these headaches because I think it is high time that you do. Neurologist, particularly a migraine specialist can narrow down the cause of your migraine instead of making you more miserable. Hormonal imbalance from menopause, thyroid issues, even TBI or a simple concussion can cause migraine Headache years later. Effexor may not be for you it may be too strong call your Dr right away..you should have Been started on a low dose for 2 weeks or more then slowly moved up as needed, but, there are much better migraine preventative medications than those you have mentioned with less side effects. I urge you to see a neurologist who specializes in this area.
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