I'm currently on panadeine forte and tramadol for severe migraine headaches. The panadeine forte and tramadol are not helping, but my GP is reluctant to prescribe stronger pain relief. What are my options?
Hello migraines have been around for a very, very long time and plagued many folks and yet they still do not know much about the at all. An older medication that has been on the market for along time is called Nortriptyline my fiancé has migraines and this is his medication for several years with success. Also I don't know if you have tried Fiorcet it is a pain medication for headaches that he has also and it works also. He takes the one Nortriptyline daily and the Fiorcet once he has the migraine
cpater; X MIGRAINE SUFFER, I always got mine in groups of three Have you ever been prescribed beta blockers such as INDERAL LA 80MG I take one a day and have not had a migraine in at least 3 years it beats treating them when they hit and it is very important when you feel it coming on start your medications right then don't wait just makes them worse.I could not take any of the migraine medications they have now days made me worse. But I tried several different beta blockers until we hit on INDERAL LA started taking it with the regular one 20 mg 4 times daily and still got a migraine here and there but when I went on the long acting LA take one every morning has solved my 25 or more years of migraines. Also, there are clinics that specialise in migraines. wish you the best and hope you find your answer.Best of luck to you Chuck1957
I suffer from occasional migraine. I also have severe back pain issues and I take an opioid (tapentadol) for that. No opioid has ever worked on my migraines - in fact, it usually makes the pain worse! The only thing that has ever helped me is a big dose of caffeine along with naproxen or ibuprofen. Each person (and their migraine) is different. Talk with your doc and also your pharmacist about options. I find that my pharmacist often has good ideas - after all, she studied nothing but drugs for 5 years. I then talk with my doc about what the pharmacist has suggested. Your pharmacist is a valuable component of your medical team. Make use of her knowledge!
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