I've been treating my migraines with a verity of different things for the past year or so. I've been on Nortriptyline for several months now, my dose was recently increased to 50mg, because the headaches came back much worse and much stronger. The increased dose seems to be working as of now, my question is does anyone find that when they do get headaches/migraines now, that they are worse then before? Even debilitating? Immatrex had been working wonderfully for me up until this point, it seems as though it isn't strong enough anymore. Thank you for your help.
I'm not a doctor, but I would doubt that the nortriptyline has made your migraines worse. Have you looked into possible causes of your migraines?
Assume that you have had a CT scan or MRI. Have you had the IgG blood testing to see if you may have sensitivities to various foods and other things to see if those sensitivities have gotten worse? I met one woman who had the blood testing and found that cauliflour and another food were the cause of her migraines. She had had migraines every day, but since eliminating the 2 foods, she now has not had a single migraine since. Other examples include gluten and dairy. You have to eliminate the food group completely for about 4 weeks to find out.
Not knowing your age or for anyone else reading this, estrogen changes can trigger severe migraines. So during menopause they can get far worse. I went through menopause 20 years ago (early), and have found that sunlight greatly affects my estrogen levels. After being inside during cloudy days and then driving in the bright sunlight, I got extreme noticable changes with my estrogen and then one of my worst migraines.
Mold in a previously wet basement can cause accelerating migraines after a period of time. That happened to me twice in my life.
How often do you have the debiliating migraines? Are you aware of the various injections that can help you on a long term basis, e.g. once every 3 months.
So sorry that your migraines are getting worse. Write me back about what things above you may or may not have tried. Wish you better health.
HI Amanda17, I too have been suffering from Severe Migraines for under a couple of years now, I am not sure I can help you I just wanted you to know that I know what these Migraines do and how they can change your life. I really do understand how you feel, and I hate hearing about people who are suffering from Migraines. It has come to the point where I have to go into hospital for 7-10 days at a time for DHE treatment which by the end of my stay I go from a 10/10 to about a 6/10, but trust me when you get desperate you will go through anything just to get a bit of a break from the intense pain these Migraines can be. I learnt recently that I am not alone with the hospital stays each month, their are a lot of patents like me having to endure long stays in the hospital for these Migraines. But thankful that even though we have tried lots of medications, botox and other things without success. you have to stay focused and always have hope that someone will come up with something that will help, stay strong and take care, Liz.
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