I have been suffering from Migraines since before Christmas the dr's have tried a bunch of different drugs to help the Migraine, then they put me on Metoprolol because my blood pressure started to rise. The dr's took me of the Maxalt and Fiorecet/Codeine that I was taking for my headaches, and was told not to take anything else but the Metoprolol for the Migraine. It has been about 7 weeks since starting this medication and the Migraine has changed for the better until last weekend, and the Migraine has become very painful again. Has a similar situation happened to anyone else, if so when the Migraine comes back what else apart from taking the Metoprolol do you take? I am just glad I see the Headache specialist tomorrow and hopefully get some answers from him.
Has anyone else been put on Metoprolol for high blood pressure and Migraines?
- 28 Mar 2011 by ukliz
- 17 Sep 2013
- high blood pressure, migraine, factor ix deficiency, metoprolol, blood disorders, blood pressure
Added 29 Mar 2011:
I saw the headache specialist yesterday and he said I can introduce the Maxalt again to see if it helps, he also wants me to have DHE IV treatment ASAP again, he doesn't want my pain to get so bad that they will not be able to help get me comfortable. So here I go again back to the hospital!!!
Metoprolol works great to help prevent headaches and with continued use it will help minimize the number of headaches you have. It is a beta blocker and works well for High B/P too. I take Atenolol, it is a beta blocker too, and I have gone from having headaches every couple of weeks to 1-2 a year but you still need something for the occasional headache that manages to break through. It is best to avoid the fiorinal/codeine as much as possible because it will give you rebound headaches when you stop taking it. Hopefully the headache specialist can help you.
I have been on Toprol 25 because of tachycardia. It has also helped me maintain my blood pressure. I did not know it helped with Migraines, but I have had those under control for a while by avoiding Trigger Foods. My major food to stop was Orange Juice. I miss it, but it has made a big difference. Also, I avoid MSG, sugar substitutes, and red wine with preservatives. On the other hand, I have added Magnesium, it comes in a pill with Calcium and Zinc, and I take it with meals. If I don't get enough Magnesium, my TMJ gets worse and I clench my teeth, and that can cause Migraines. One last thing: I was taking a new form of Iron and had massive headaches, way stronger than Migraines. I switched to Ferrous Fumerate in a time-release form and it has worked great all around. Drugs.com sells the brand, Ferro-sequels.
- Metoprolol Information for Consumers
- Metoprolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metoprolol (detailed)
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