... people cause I'm getting tired of trying drug after drug to try to get rid of my headaches?
you headackes may not be cured by an antidepressent. ask your doctor for clonidine hcl 0.2 mg 3-4 times daily.it is used in hard to controll blood pressure cases and there are several other uses it workes for me an has for 20+ years.ask your doctor for the pros and con's.try it.clonidine also known as catapres does things inside your body that help ease tention it's a vaso diliater and must be taken regular.it helped me and my wife and several other vets i know.i hope this will work for you.daniel 36
check with the doctor just to be on the safe side I was allergic to this drug so once I experience this I tried hard to avoid all about it but do what is safe and double check with him I know this isn't the direct answer but I just want what is best for you and so does everyone else
I also suffer from headaches, migraines to be specific. Previously my PCP prescribed amitriptyline, which did not help, and then she referred me to a neurologist, who prescribed Topomax, which caused very bothersome side effects. Then I went to a new neurologist who prescribed nortriptyline and citalopram (I also suffer from depression) in addition to stopping hormonal birth control. I have noticed far less migraines since following this treatment plan, but I am not sure if it is the combination of the 3, one or both of the medications, or simply stopping the BC pills. I understand you being tired of trying so many different drugs, as I feel that way about anti-depressants, which of the numerous ones I've tried, none have seemed to help much. I am thinking of weaning myself off of the prescriptions and starting natural remedies.
At that point I may be able to better determine if the migraine prevention was due to one or both of the medications or just stopping the birth control pill. I hope you find something to help your headaches soon, take care.
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