Someone please help me get through these migraines

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   Posted 10/6/2009 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone
I wanted to know if anyone has been on Propranolol ER for migraines?  I saw a new doctor
today he he wanted me to try this new med.  I have tried several medications and no luck.
I suffer from dailly migraines, some more servere then others, I have gone to the ER and all
they have done is give me pain meds and send me for a CT scan that comes back fine.
I hope someone can help me with ideas for experience from this medication.
Thank you

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                               Total Hysterectomy Oct 08          
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   Posted 10/6/2009 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on increasing dosages of propanolol for a few months due to daily headaches. My diagnosis is different than yours (I was given a New Daily Persistent Headache dx), but I haven't found it to be of much help. When I started it, my headaches seem to improve slightly in the AM, so my doc increased the dosage. It hasn't helped since, even with the addition of Elavil to my med regimen. As you may know, propanolol is a beta-blocker, so it will slow your heart rate and may make you tired/weak. Just monitor your heart rate so it doesn't go too low (my doc said nothing below about 70 bpm).

Is this a headache doc? If not, my suggestion would be to try one since they are the experts.

Hope it works for you! Feel free to ask me any other questions.


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   Posted 10/6/2009 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Thank you Amandea:

The doctor I saw today was a neurologist in the past I was on other preventives but nothing made a difference. My doctor said if they get really servere to go to the ER for some kind of

IV therapy or major pain meds...............what fun..   LOL

                                   Total Coletomy Feb. 07
                               Total Hysterectomy Oct 08          
Synthroid, Lamictal 100mg, Cymbalta 60mg, Trazodone 100mg
                                     and Ambien CR

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   Posted 10/7/2009 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
been on it for years...............different dosages..............i have many neurological symptoms, but always had migraines, now on depakote as well
God will Give me nothing i cannot handle--i just wish he didn't trust me so much

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   Posted 10/13/2009 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I got really bad night terrors while I was on propranalol and for a few years after i stopped taking it (took it for a year, had no effect on migraines).
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