migraines and pamelor?

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   Posted 11/15/2007 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
hi all, my migraines have gotten worse (usually 1-4/month) to now 4-8/month.  so my doc today wanted to start me on low doses of pamelor at bedtime to help.  i guess in higher doses they use this for an antidepressant , but in lower doses it can be used to treat migraines. has anyone been on this, did it work, or were there horrible side effects. thanks for any help!
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   Posted 11/16/2007 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I took Pamelor, but not for migraines, I was on it for depression.  It's one of the "older" meds.  I just remember taking it at night.  I think it was to help me sleep since I wasn't doing much of that.  I don't remember any side effects, and trust me, I have quite a few to meds.  So I guess one of the side effects must have been drowsiness.


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   Posted 11/16/2007 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been suffering badly with migraines too lately. Probably because of everything thats going on for me right now.
I take Imitrex shots. They have become my life saver. I have a shot before I get to the throwing up which gives you
worse pain part. They take a good 15 minutes to work, but work they do. I've had migraines all my life, and at last I
don't have to suffer......

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.

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