Sorry...haven't had experience with that drug.
They treated my rebound headaches first with a high dose of prednisone. When I went to the neuro, he put me on Topamax and Keppra (both anti-seizure meds). Even tho the topamax got rid of the headaches, I went off of it because I had a LOT of bad side effects from it. There are some people who swear by it, tho.
I can't take any of the migraine meds because I'm allergic to sulpha. So - when I feel one of "those" headaches coming on, I take a Keppra (500 mg), and it usually takes three of them to kick it.
My advice is to make sure you read your patient handouts about the side effects if you go on it just to make sure you are informed.
Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
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What doc is prescribing this for you? Are you seeing a neurologist?
Also - your profile says you are "non-prednisone". Why is that? What does that mean?
I did a lot of research about headaches when I was having them. I would get pain in my temple that felt like someone was pounding a railroad spike in my temple. It would last for a few days... no relief. When it would finally subside - it would only be for like a day. Anyway, in doing my research, I found that a lupus headache mimics a migraine - but the only thing that will treat it is high doses of prednisone. They put me on 30 mg for about three days, then 25, then 20. Which did get rid of it.
To me, oxy is very scary. I have a friend who is a nurse. She just had a liver transplant. They put her on it for obvious reasons - but she refuses to stay on it
I have to agree with Lynnwood...I would research some alternatives.