Unfortunately, I am not new to migraines. I've had them since I was a teenager and I am now, almost 60. I've had periods through out my life where the migraines were occasional and other periods where the migraines were chronic. I've tried everything
for relief. For ME, my greatest relief is chiropractic care and life balance. I'm currently on Topamax 75mg two times a day. BRUTAL medication, but it works. It took a year for me to adjust to the side affects of topamax and I am happy to say I have gone from CHRONIC MIGRAINE (20 or more a month) to an average of about 8 a month. This is a huge improvement. The migraines are far less severe in attack too. I also take CAMBIA and or RELPAX as an abortive measure. Now that I am not 100% of the time in prodromal stages, I am actually functioning pretty normally. The progress has been remarkable and I'm hoping I will finally see the end of these migraines.
It also took me about a year to fully understand HOW to properly take the CAMBIA.
Always having migraines and always being in a state of recovery, I was so confused about everything. YIKES! This is a terrible way to have to live. Few people seem to know about CAMBIA, my Pharmacy (it's a large pharmacy) orders it for me only. The drug reps need to get out there and promote the product. It works much better than any medication I have taken over 45 years.
As for gastrointestinal upset. I wait until the edge is off the migraine, then I eat some crackers or toast. It works best on an empty stomache.