Must find new prevention instead of topamax

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 6/8/2008 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
After years of suffering from chronic debilitating migraines, I was put on topamax and it decreased the frequency and really decreased the severity of my migraines.
But I just recently had 5 kidney stones which I am still being treated for.  So my neurologist is now trying to find another preventive medication for my migraines.  He tried inderal but not only I was so exhausted that I could barely function and I ended up with  a 48 hour migraine  and a recurring migraine for the next 3 days afterwards so now he is trying amitriptyline.  It also seems to be making me tired some and I am not yet at full dosage and I am still on the Topamax again so I am not sure whether I am going to get the migraines again.  Anyone want to comment on this preventive?  I hate to even experiment.  I thought I finally had a life again.  Will amitriptyline work?  Will I be so tired I won't be able to work? Topamax was really working for me. It's scary trying to find something else.

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 6/8/2008 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shadygap,

Welcome to Healing Well. So to hear that you are having such a rough time. The trouble is each person is different and responds differently to each drug, so unfortunately the only way is to try the different ones or combinations to find what suits you.

Keep your Neuro well informed about how each med affects you, do not suffer in silence. Please feel free to vent here, and we will do our best to support you!

take care

Co-Moderator of the Migraine/Headache Forum

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