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Question by jocelyn
Submitted on 5/16/2004
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i have daily migraines and i'mhaving a problem finding a preventative medicine. i took elavil but it bloated my stomach so bad.i'm on neurontin but thats a long story,basicly it don't work anymore.ANY SUGESTIONS????????????????

Answer by Jen
Submitted on 6/21/2004
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Try a combination blood pressure medication like Norvasc and Zonegran which is an anti-seizure medication. You don't have to have high blood pressure for this to help. Then see if your physician, which SHOULD be a neurologist at this point, will prescribe Ketorolac injections to give yourself which is a strong non-steroidal anti-inflammatory to use for those times when that isn't helping. You have had a CT scan or an MRI, right?  I had daily migraines for three years and this is what has FINALLY helped me. Good Luck.


Answer by Eileen Walsh
Submitted on 7/6/2004
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I too had the same problem. I have tried a variety of Beta Blockers, Trycyclic antidepressants, seizure med., chiropractic, Parkinson Meds., Biofeedback.  What has fixed the problem is a natural med.  called Christian Body Female Balance.  It was suggested as a last resort before trying Botox injections to numb the Trigiminal Nerve.  This was suggested by a NeuroEndochrnologist.  I doubled the dose on the package directions and in 3 days the headaches stopped.


Answer by Shannon
Submitted on 2/9/2005
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I'm only 15, and I have daily migraines which interfere with school and other extra activities. I tried Elavil but it does not work. I have also had a CT that came back normal! I suffer everyday, and I don't know what to do!


Answer by Amy
Submitted on 7/12/2005
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I had daily migraines that would get so bad that I would have to go to the emergency room.  What actually helped me was Prozac.  I tried all of the triptans, painkillers, blood pressure meds.  Prozac helped after about a week or so and I was headache free.  However, my migraines have just come back. (It has been about 6 months without a migraine.)  So, I am going to my doctor to get a higher dose of Prozac to see if that works.


Answer by Henriette
Submitted on 12/5/2005
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B2 and magnesium.

Lots of each.

Also, because you can't do just one B-vitamin, do a well-rounded B complex.


Answer by marieanne
Submitted on 8/15/2006
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i have been a migraine/headache suffer since the age of 19, I am now 50!  I have tried almost everything that has come along.  For the last few weeks I have been taking Magnesium, apparently migraine sufferers can be short of this, I have had definate improvement, they are less frequant and a lot less painfull.  Worth a try!


Answer by fallongirl73
Submitted on 9/5/2006
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Does anyone have any recommendations for a child.  My nine year old boy has been having daily migraines for 3 to 4 years, and we have been to everyone I can think of for help.  I assume that most of the medicines you  mention would not be prescribed to a minor.  Has anyone heard of anything that could help???


Answer by Les B
Submitted on 10/30/2006
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I was put on Toporol XL by a Cardiolgist because I had a mild case of irregular heart beat. The Toporol created  severe seizures in the temporal lobe area of my brain. After being taken off the Toporol XL slowly the seizures went away. I spent 2 years at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Now I have severe damage to my Trigeminal Nerve as a result from the seizures. I have tried the Botox injections and they do not work. I live with the severe headaches each day of my life. I cannot sleep on the right side of my head at night because of the pain. I will have to have surgery to repair the damage. The irregular head beat was a result of to much caffeine in my diet which completely went away after a simple diet change. I am now a victim of a very poor doctor who did not know what he was doing.


Answer by Daily 2
Submitted on 5/22/2007
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I had daily migraines for years and years, as well. NOTHING that western medicine tried worked (including Nuerotin, Prozac, and several other "preventative" medications that were only very hard on my body and liver). While I was at home in pain, missing yet another day of work, I read something about acupucnture. I was so, so desperate that I would have tried anything. I started going to chinese acpuncture. At this place she also included the use of Chinese herbs. I went to her for 4 months and then had to move...but in the 4 months, I felt like I was full of energy and in my 20's again, I had about 1 migraine a month, could go back to being able to have a beer, and be in bright sun light, I lost weight, stopped missing work, and I just felt really good all over. I can not reccommend acpuncture enough. TCM is 3,000 years old, and wouldn't still be here, if it didn't work. Western docs (and I've been to them all...migraine specialists, neurologists, ear-nose-throat doc, allergy doc, dietician, chiropractor, dentist (for possible TMJ), endochrinologist (hormones, etc), orthopedic docs...you name it I've been. I've also had 2 MRIs - I'm perfect, my blood pressure is perfect to low, my eyesight is perfect....none of the western problems that realte to migrianes. And I have no more stress than anyone else.

Sorry to go on and on...but alternative meds are the way to go. It is the ONLY relief I have gotten in 10 years.


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