Wants me to try it again. At this point, I'm ready to try anything. Hoping maybe a lower dose won't cause same problem. Has any one else had a similar experience?
Yes, it would probably be good to try it again, but if it doesn't work out, there are other preventative meds out there. None of them worked for me or I had bad side effects from them. Instead I am taking Petadolex which you get online. They have helped me. I tried stopping them very gradually and got one of my worst migraines. Also you can try 500 to 700 mg of Magnesium Citrate which is a preventative vitamin. Also COQ10, also a vitamin, could help you prevent your migraines. I take all three of them.
You could also try Nortriptyline (tricyclic antidepressant) at night as well. I used to be on topamax, I never experienced eye twitches but I did experience mental confusion at some levels. There's also depakote(anti-seizure med), however if you're a female, there's risks during pregnancy. as for other preventatives, there's beta blockers (propranolol) and calcium channel blockers (verapamil) However these can lower your blood pressure. The beta blocker I tried helped my migraines pretty well. I'd give it a try if you're doctor thinks it's a good idea. I've also suffered from migraines for 17 years. I also suggest you talk to your doctor about abortive medications like triptans or ergots. I wish you the best of luck, I know the pain.
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