**Restless Leg Syndrome-common in people with migraines**
Ethel, you cannot imagine how many other daily preventives there are! Sara has a list in here somewhere. I'll see if I can find it.
I've had migraines since I was in my 20's. (Just turned 52.) I was taking Fiorinal whenever I had a migraine, which was quite frequently. When I went to a new doctor about 15 years ago and asked for a prescription for the Fiorinal, he said that I was having migraines so often, I should be taking a preventive on a daily basis. It didn't make any sense at the time: Take something every day, or just take something whenever I had a migraine?
As it turned out, taking something every day really was a lot better than getting lots of migraines. But things change, body chemistry changes, and now I'm on a new preventive that I'm not having much success with. Actually, very little success. I'm having migraines almost daily. I think it's time for a change or an increase.
Ethel, do you have high blood pressure? Check out a new subject I'm going to start tonight.
I'm glad you're going to see your doctor. That's the important first step. Bring that list with you. I've only had a little trouble with restless legs; it must be really frustrating if it happens often. Let us know how things go with your GP. Good luck.
I'm so glad your doctor had an open MRI available! I needed numerous MRI's over the past several years and always had to be heavily sedated! I needed a new one after finally agreeing to have a new surgeon give me a second opinion about reconstructive spinal surgery that another doctor told me I needed over 4 years ago. He got me scheduled at a place that had an open MRI. I was so thrilled! I was also angry....Why hadn't the other doctors given me that opportunity? They ALL knew how claustriphobic I was!
Believe me....The open MRI will be a breeze! It will give your doctor(s) so much information.
I saw my neuro a couple of days ago and he has me increasing me Topamax. I'm taking 100mg twice a day, so I'm going to add 50mg in the morning for 2 weeks, then add 50mg at night, too. I sure hope this helps. I'm also tapering off the Zoloft and he's going to decide what to replace that with.
Good luck on the MRI. I know it will take about a week for your doctor to get the results. Let us know as soon as you know what's going on.
Oh Gosh, Ethel, I'm so sorry! I should have told you.....you could have asked them to put a pillow under your knees. You would have been so much more comfortable! But even with that, it's not easy to stay still for so long. (I have trouble with my little veins, too. They like to roll away when they see the needle coming!) But I'm glad it's done. I hope you won't have to wait too long for the results.
I learned the hard way, Ethel. Don't take the Maxalt with every Migraine. Try not to use it more than 2 or 3 times a week or you will end up with rebound migraines. Save it for the really tough ones.