I have been taking Lyrica and Keppra as a preventative for about 3 months now and I can tell a huge difference. Like you, I still have the migraines, but they aren't as severe and I can function with them. I don't notice any decrease in the number of headache days that I have each week/month, but the pain is much more tolerable.
the side effects eventually go away, and you can function normally (Or as close to it while having a migraine!)
hope this helps you...
I have had migraines for 25 years. NEVER ENDING MIGRAINE since August.
I have tried so many meds I have forgotten their names... try to list those I can: abortives: frova, amerge, axert, imitrex, migrainol, DHE, imitrex pills, maxalt,
preventatives: depakote, topomax, keppra, lyrica, amitriptilyne, ridlin,
There are many more that I will list as I remember!
I also have UC which is in remission at the time being.
I am currently taking the keppra and lyrica along with the magnesium twice a day and ridlin once at 8 am and noon for the migraines. It has slowed them down, but nothing has stopped them. Also take oxycodone when it gets unbearable.
doctor added Cymbalta today. Guess I was in a funk when I went in for my appt!