Hi, I was given trileptal in combination with Effexor XR for depression. 3 days later I started getting dull headaches for long periods of time. But, I did start to feel better with my depression. Does anyone take this for the same reason and do you have headaches? Thanks.
I took Trileptal for severe pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia. I had to stop Trileptal because it gave me severe migraines. BUT, you can't just stop it immediately without hazard. Call your doctor about how to stop it. In my case, the doctor said that I was to cut the dose in half for a period of time, but depending on your dose and how long you've been taking it, your instructions could be different. I currently take Pristiq which is an upgraded version of Effexor for my depression, But when my depression got severe, just increasing the Effexor that I was taking at the time, took away my depression completely. So I wonder if you could do that instead since it is giving you headaches. Ask your doctor. Take care.
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