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Migraine Prevention - Can anyone convince me that Topiramate works for migraine sufferers?

Posted 1 Jun 2014 by AnnMcc 7 answers

As a migraine sufferer for far too many years, I found that the only relief came with Zomig. However, my GP is now refusing to presribe this and has suggested taking topiramate everyday as a preventative. I have just gone through 3 days of absolute HELL. A sledgehammer would have been the answer if ...

Inderal for migraine prevention - weight gain?

Posted 13 Jan 2018 by Natcrow 1 answer

I have been getting migraines a lot recently and numerous doctors have suggested for me to start taking Inderal - 1 x 10mg tablet every night. I am getting married in 2 months and don’t want to get a migraine on the day nor do I want to gain weight... how quickly are people gaining weight?

Are Lyrica and Topamax similar medications? Is it ok to take both for different conditions?

Posted 17 Jan 2017 by Lilly girl 4 answers

Would it be ok to take Lyrica for Fybromylgia and Topamax for migraine prevention at the same time?

How soon does Topamax Work for Migraine prevention?

Posted 13 Oct 2015 by xoWickedGames 1 answer

I've been suffering from migraines for years and it has been something that I've just dealt with. On average, I would say that I would get at least 2-3 migraines a week. Recently, I've started seeing a new doctor and I voiced this issue with him and he has prescribed me Topamax, he ...

Topamax - How long do these side effects last?

Posted 16 Feb 2017 by Amarie1988 1 answer

I just started taking Topamax 50mg 2x a day on Friday night 2/10/17. It is for the prevention of migraines. These side effects are kicking my booty! It started with extreme tiredness, like knocked out down-for-the-count tired. I am not hungry at all. Which is weird for me, cause I eat ALL DAY LONG ...

Lamotrigine - What time of day should I take lamictal for migraine prevention?

Posted 25 Sep 2014 by jjennifer1971 2 answers

My first day, I took it at night. My second day, I took it in the morning and felt extremely anxious and out of sorts all day. I do also have anxiety and depression, that are medicated. My migraine is chronic, and I am desperate for relief. Any advice?

Topiramate - Do the side effects wear off over time?

Posted 16 Mar 2015 by Julesey14 2 answers

I started on 25mg at night for migraine prevention & tolerated that well for the first week. However, when I began 25mg in the morning as well (50mg daily total) I became spaced out, forgetting words, vacant, disorientated, headache. I work as a Health Professional so need my head fully ...

Duloxetine for migraines?

Posted 6 Jan 2015 by jessica333 2 answers

Has anyone ever been prescribed duloxetine (cymbalta) an SNRI for migraine prevention, and if so has it been successful? I have read it may be useful for migraines but not much info out there and i am desperate as nothing is working for me. Due back to see the neurologist next month so wondered if ...

Prevention of Thromboembolism in Atrial Fibrillation - balancing Rx with healthy veggies?

Posted 26 Sep 2015 by KellyKay 1 answer

Pro time bouncing from 2.2 to 3.3 this month and have consumed more "green veggies" (spinach and kale).No other changes. How do I judge food amounts? Any other variables to consider? Have been on Rx for 21 months.

Seizure Prevention - I've been taking Lamictal XR for years and I've never had a seizure since I?

Posted 20 Aug 2017 by bfsandy 2 answers

... started. This month pharmacist said it was backordered and she couldn't get it She sold me generic ?lamotrigene but it's not extended release. Is this the same? Is it safe?

Interstitial cystitis sex and prevention?

Posted 23 Oct 2014 by bloxham 1 answer

Among many of my issues I have IC and anytime I have sex... BOOM, a IC flare and it's a confirmed flare, no bacteria in urine but plenty of blood. I have soma for spasms and pain meds for pain but they are worthless. I am down and helpless. What can I do before I have sex to prevent a flare?

Taking rivaroxaban 20mg daily. If get heart attack or stroke symptoms should still chew an aspirin?

Posted 4 Feb 2015 by samjad 1 answer

Taking rivaroxaban for heart attack and stroke prevention in connection with intermittent atrial fibrillation. Want to know if chewing an aspirin would be appropriate first aid in the event of heart attack or stroke symptoms. Thank you very much.

Calan - Does the severity of constipation lessen over time?

Posted 16 Feb 2015 by looneymom76 2 answers

I've been on verapamil for migraine prevention and high blood pressure for about a week. My blood pressure hasn't improved much, but I have been free of migraines and headaches. The biggest problem is that my bowels have just stopped working. No amount of stool softeners or laxatives seem ...

Is it possible for a lower dosage of topiramate to prevent migraines?

Posted 23 Mar 2015 by klchrzanowski 2 answers

I am on amitriptyline 25 mg and topiramate 50 mg nightly for migraine prevention. According to my neurologist there's no chance that 50 mg could be helping me at all, but I'm also on amitriptyline. She believes I MUST be on 100 mg for it to be preventing anything. Is it possible that a ...

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