I have chronic migraines and I am currently on amitriplyn 25 mg at night and Imitrex 50 to 100 mg as needed and if needed Vicodine and phenergen. I have had migraines since at least 4 yrs old I am now 51. I have tried all the old school remedies and then some. I am also on a new Depression Med called ViiBryd 40mg. The depression is due to having no life and being in pain 24/7 . Doctor is hoping that the Depression Med will help me have good days when I don't have a Migraine. So I have been told that the Nuerontin or Gabapentin will help with pain and help me to sleep through the night. It would be nice to wake up without a Migarine.
hey sizzlingranny... i feel u there..i have had headaches all my life and i am now 51... i was just perscribed gabapentin 600mgs..3 x a day and depakote 250mgs 2 x 1 a day... cant tell they have helped me at all..i was given firoicet also..that does help... but i need more than they give me,, i like u would love to go to bed and get up with a headache... doctors act like its impossible to headaches everyday all day..well its not and if they ever read thes post they would know this... wishing u a day without headaches..Blessing Crazed50
I also am 51 with chronic migraines. I also take Gabapentin and Xanax. I have had migraines from the moment I wake up until whenever I can sleep. I sleep after days of staying up all day and night trying not to cry from the pain. It is incredible hard, and I understand your pain. I was on Oxycontin which gave me some relief with Percoet for break thru pain. Now I am on Opana which doesn't even work. I was told Gabapentin was for my Fibermialgia (sorry if I spelled that wrong)! I think Dr's put anything they can't help u with in Fibermialgia catagory actually. I don't think Gabipentin helps me sleep or has helped any pain issues for me. I am sorry you r so lonesome and depressed. U seem just like me actually. If I could ge thru the stress I have which makes me depressed I may b able to sleep again!
again. Please let me know if u wish to talk or anything. God bless you sweetie!! Hang in there the Lord is alw
I am sorry to hear all this. I have been suffering with chronic migraine all my life as well' I'm a couple years younger than you. Been on all the medications and trials and nothing works. In fact, since nothing works, I stopped taking medication about a year ago. I feel 100% better not taking all the different drugs. I think if you try to get off the drugs, you may not need the anti depressant. All those different drugs will cause issues with sleeping at night.
I don't know how well Gabapentin would work, but do know it is used primarily to treat seizures and neuropathic pain. As you know, chronic pain associated with migraines is a bit different than this type of pain treatment. I wish you success and hope you find some solution.
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