migraine prevention meds include Neurontin 800mg 3xd, nadolol 40 1xd, lithium 300mg 2xd, alprolazam 1mg 2xd, immitrex 100mg as needed, promethazine 25mg as needed, also ketoprofen for arthritis. Many meds make migraines worst such as Topamax, Depakote, others no effect suck as Prozac. What meds will help with PTSD concerning anxiety and sleep.
Chronic migraines and have also recently diagnosed PTSD. What meds can be taken with current regimen
- 14 May 2013 by Anonymous
- 16 June 2013
- neurontin, migraine, rheumatoid arthritis, post traumatic stress disorder, migraine prevention, ketoprofen, lithium, nadolol, promethazine, chronic
Added 14 May 2013:
PTSD diagnosed due to vicious attack in my home
CRS- Sooo Sorry to hear about your attack. I had some get into my home hold me hostage for 2 days where I was brutally beaten, stabbed and sexually assaulted this was one year ago. I also have PTSD.
I suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, depression. I have nite terrors and nocturnal wake up anxiety.
I am taking Trazadone 50 mg and a benedryl tab which may get me 4 hours sleep. I was on Lorazepam 1mg for sleep and it worked for 6 hrs until I had to start upping it. I switched to the Trazadone because it is suppose to not be as addictive and the Loraz was pooping out without upping it. I also take a very low dose of Xanax half of a 0.50 mg during the day to take the edge off my day anxiety. I was recently prescribed Atarax to add to the Traz but so far it is not helping any more than the benedryl. I get 3-4 hours sleep before the wake up anxiety starts. I have had one migraine so far you have my empathy if you suffer from them more often.
Zoloft worked the best for the anxiety but I was unable to take due to the bad side effects. But may help you, it is suppose to be for PTSD as is Lexapro/Celexa. Just be aware that they usually increase anxiety for the first couple of weeks or they did for me. I am unable to take most all the SSRI's due to my reaction to them side effects 10 fold. Still looking for an antidepressant that will work for me.
Since you are on other meds I would make sure you consult with your doc for any addtions. We are all different and what works for one may not work for another. My thoughts and prayers are with you. If you can let me know how your are doing. janie
Hi crs1331, I too suffer from lifelong regular (3-6 week)migraines, PTSD, night terrors etc. I take 40mg celexa 1/day, 2mg xanax as needed (for anxiety/depression), 150mg/day trazadone, 10mg ambien as needed. For migraines I have Rizatriptan Odt 10mg/only taken with a full migraine, not as prevention. I've recently added a magnesium supplement that (much to my total shock) has almost completely taken away my migraines. I had long ago resigned myself to the idea of learning to just cope with the pain because nothing has truly worked. I would also recommend checking to see if you have cluster migraines because I believe traditional migraine preventions may make it worse.
I hope this helps and my heart goes out to you.
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