Non-drowsy medications for tension type headaches

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sleepy22_98
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   Posted 2/7/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I get TTH with migraine symtoms from 2-4 times a week and have been using Relpax for awhile, but it always makes me very drowsy.  Does anyone have any experiance with migraine abortive meds that are non-drowsy?  thanks   confused

~Liz
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   Posted 2/7/2008 10:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Sleepy,
Have you tried anything like Excedrin Tension Headache or Excedrin Migraine pills?
Dx: Chronic Daily Migraines & Chronic Depression
 
Daily meds: Trazadone, Norpramin & Cymbalta
PRN meds: Tylonal #3


sleepy22_98
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   Posted 2/7/2008 10:20 PM (GMT -7)   
yes, use to use that all the time, but now it just upsets my stomach and doesnt work as fast....need something without the rebound issues that NSAIDS have also

~Liz
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   Posted 2/7/2008 10:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Sleepy,
The problem with pain medication is that just about all of them have rebound issues if you use them more than 2-3 times a week.  My doctor once suggested something called Hyland's Migraine Headache Relief.  It's supposed to be non-drowsy and caffiene free.  I never got around to trying them though, so I'm not sure how well they work.
Dx: Chronic Daily Migraines & Chronic Depression
 
Daily meds: Trazadone, Norpramin & Cymbalta
PRN meds: Tylonal #3


sleepy22_98
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   Posted 2/8/2008 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks, ill check that out

mom1029
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   Posted 3/12/2008 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
One of my son's takes a prescription called Phrenlin for tension headaches. He hasn't had any problems with it making him sleepy and it it works. They make it with or without caffeine and he takes the one without for the tension type. He takes his blood pressure before taking any medications. If the bottom number is a little on the high side he takes Phrenlin and if it's a little low he takes a Triptan and Excederin. Those things normally work well for him. Afrin nose spray can help raise the BP too and helps with some headaches. He avoids caffeine in the mornings if he wakes up with the tension type.
 

pink01
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   Posted 3/19/2008 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
This is a little late, but I've been taking maxalt for awhile and it's the only one that hasn't made me tired. Although, I think it can cause drowsiness (I would look that up before doing anything). It is prescribed for migraines, but I have taken it for tension headaches w/ migraine symptoms so I think it would help.

But just wanted to let you know that it doesn't make me tired at all.
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