Hi all, I know everyones differant but I am hoping for advice for alternative medications for migraine prevention or relief. So far I have tried the following:
This did the job at first… but the last time I took it for a migraine attack, the pain eventually subsided and I was left with blurred vision, struggling to focus on objects even close by. Freaked out and went to A&E and was ordered from the doctor to never take sumatriptan or any triptans again.
combo of codeine,ibuprofen,paracetamol
this does the job sometimes, but for bad migraines even if I recognise it coming on and take these right away it doesnt help. Well it does make me drowzy which I guess helps me sleep it off.
beta blockers (propanolol)
these did the job for a while then migraines came back with avengence, dose was doubled, side effects got worse. Exhausted all the time no matter how much rest I got, vertigo, feeling zoned out when I would leave the house and dizzy. Migraines came back again and decided to weane off and stop with this
This is what I am currently taking. At first felt massive releif with daily migraines stopping. Felt more positive mood wise for the first couple weeks. Now about a month in, my moods are very unstable. I feel like i’m back to square one with my depression, having awful lows. I’ve been struggling to… go, both peeing and the other one (TMI i know). And again I am so tired even though I am taking this medication at night only! And… migraines are back. Its not every day but its still been 4 times in a week.
My doctor said the last thing he could think of giving me was the amitriptyline. I am wondering if there is any other medication you guys have tried thaf worked well for you that I havent tried already? I can then bring up with my docter and see what he thinks!
Hugs, Corrine xxx