ive been suffering from migraines for sometime now (10+yrs this last cycle) and been on depokote 1500mg/daily, topamax 300mg/daily and every abortive med out there along with prescribed narcotics for the daily pain....finally got sick of my pcp taking care of these migraines mainly bc im loosing lots of time from work and have gotten a neurologist specializing in migraines.....he's taken me off everything (weaning me from the loratabs that ive been eating for the constant pain/pressure and migraines that ive been waking up with lately for the last 4 months) he put me on inderal la 60mg/daily and wants to up it in 18days once my body has adjusted (he wants to do it slowly) then he wants to introduces a tricyclic antidepressant (can't remember the name right now, sorry). he's ordered a load of blood test and various scans (like mri,mra, cat with and without contrast, and a lumbar puncture). he's told me that the next few months are going to be hell, but he's confident that he can help (GOD i pray).
has anyone had luck with inderal? the stories ive read are mixed and the weight gain is horrible (similar to the depokote....i gained over 50lbs with it and have just started to lose that weight)
any insight would be greatly appreciated! as im sure ALL of you know how frustrating and depressing it is to have these horrible migraines and at times there is nothing that helps.....