5-HTP Chronic Migraine

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daisygirl
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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 9/13/2011 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   
After 5 years of treatment by 4 fantastic neurologists and several hospitalizations for D.H.E. I hit rock bottom while on a Sansert "holiday." I walked away from treatment, slowly stopped all my meds and after a miserable month slowly introduced 5-HTP.

WOW! My headache pattern hasn't changed but the severity is diminished to a point that I am with some pain but almost no disability. I tried slowly reducing the dosage after several months treatment and the disabling pain returned with vengeance then slowly abated with the increase in dosage.

I am currently working with my internist and hoping the improvement continues.

I know it wasn't smart to do what I did but it worked when nothing else, except methysergide (Sansert), triptans, and D.H.E. and high doses of prophylactic drugs did and I hated taking so many drugs at such high dosages for minimal improvement.

I'm sharing because I was without hope and exhausted in treatment and 6 months later, on an OTC drug with few side-effects for me anyway, my joy in life has returned. If things aren't working for you in treatment...have hope...and talk to your internist about this drug. And if not 5-HTP there will be something that will work with your body chemistry.

Best to you all. Daisygirl

willnotletgo
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Date Joined Sep 2011
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   Posted 9/15/2011 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
ok...what is 5-HTP, my son suffers from constant migraine pain for 12 years now,CONSTANT every day every minute,

tigger904
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Date Joined Aug 2011
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   Posted 9/15/2011 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes I too would love some information I have never heard of 5-HTP.
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