Originally Posted by Bonni
I tried Cymbalta, but got super sick that same day. I stopped taking it. Lyrica was tried next, but it gave me blurred vision. Nortryp seems to work just fine. I can't imagine having to take something on top of this. If it's not going to work, stop taking it. If you keep getting headaches, it would seem that not even the Imitrex is working. Once you break the cycle of headaches, they shouldn't be back so soon (at least that's what my neurologist says).
Clarification. Inderal and Verapamil are supposed to decrease the occurrence of migraines. Imitrex and Migranal cannot be taken to prevent migraines, they are taken once the migraine starts.
Now, are you saying that if I take Imitrex or Migranal that it shouldn't come back how soon? It goes away and sometimes stays away, even as long as a week. Migranal tends to make it stay away longer, I THINK. However the last migraine was finally broken (after Imitrex, a visit to the ER that got me Toperol or something that was useless, and finally Demerol) and I've been migraine-free for a month. I'd love to know why...skiing, clean living, regular sleep cycle, no booze, different vitamins....I'd love to know how to prolong this. But I've experienced unexplained migraine-free periods of up to six weeks in the past and have yet to identify the magic bullet. I am currently testing the "regular sleep cycle" theory.
And for the people about to tell me about "triggers", I've tried giving up hard cheese, peanuts, red wine, white wine, dark beer, all beer, chocolate, ya-da ya-da, over the last 30 years. I've tried adding magnesium. I've tried acupressure. I've had head X-rays and CT's. I've had cranial work by a massage therapist. Sometimes I have the things magically disappear for unknown reasons and at the time tied it to Cajun food, coffee, cold air, carbs, etc. Subsequent experiments with the "cure" didn't produce the same success. I am interested in trying most cures, though, just not in repeating experiments.