Posted 9/5/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -7)
I've been getting migraines for 6 years now. Each year it gets worse. I'm 30yrs old and have about 15 migraines a month. If anyone has reason to complain it's me. I've been to many neurologist & other doctors (eye, stomach, accupuncture, etc). I have taken numerous preventatives but hate most of them because of their side effects. The last one I was on made my hair fall out. Most of the ones that actually work make me gain weight which is even more depressing. I've been off my preventatives for about a month now and things are really bad so I know I need to find another one. I need help since I've taken so many. I would like one where it doesn't cause weight gain, sexual side effects, hair falling out (of course). I take Zomig nasal & Amerge for the pain now. They work pretty good. I also have Ulcerative Colitis which is connected to the migraines as told to me by my accupuncturist. I also taken birth control (a very low dose). I wish I didn't need to take it since it is supposed to cause migraines but I don't want to get pregnent and I've exhausted all other options. Can anyone give some good options for preventatives that don't have the side effects that I hate? I liked the weight lose from the Topamax but we all know how hard it is to stay on that med long term. I want to have a rich and full life and not be limited to things because of my head.