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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/5/2008 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
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.

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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 9/5/2008 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
gosh, you sound so fed up, and no bloody wonder! thats awful! Treatment that causes your hair to fall out! that must be soo distressing! I have hemiplegic migranes. They r so sever they last for about 3-4 days and i literally feel like Im dying! Last one ended me in hospital for 2 days. it ake amitryptiline (just started last week) feels o tired on it! and got new wafer things called maxamelt for the headaches. not used them yet, but u put them on your tounge and they vapourise into a gas! so ill let u know if they work! Im still suffering form slight paralysis on my right side (that 2 weeks now after last attack) although slowly getting better! i hope u find something that can help u

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