Just started Pamelor , any suggestions?

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 2/4/2012 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I just started on Pamelor - 10 mg at night 2 days ago. My neuro says if I don't see an improvement in 2 weeks I am to increase it to 20 mg. I currently take 200 mg of Topomax also. I go back to see my neuro in 6 weeks. The topomax which I have been on for several years definitely helped lower the severity of my migraines and for quite a while it also decreased the frequency. However in the past few months the frequency of my migraines has increased again. I am getting a moderate migraine almost every day or every other day that lasts 3 or 4 hours. Tripans (Maxalt) work to take it away immediately but it will still come back the next day and I certainly do not have enough Maxalt to take one every day so I try to save my Maxalt for the occasional severe migraine that does happen about twice a month or so. I am a 51 y/o female and have been suffering with migraines for 30 years. If you are taking Pamelor what dosage are you taking? What side effects? I am concerned about possible weight gain because that is a constant battle I struggle with anyways. Has it worked for anyone out there? Do you take it with any other preventive? Anything you can add or tell me I would greatly appreciate. Thanks. :-)

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Date Joined Feb 2012
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   Posted 2/22/2012 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been taking Pamelor (generic) for 8 years. For the first few years, I was at 30 mg/day and the migraines were controlled (as long as I ate on a strict time schedule, and used birth control pills to avoid hormone fluctuations). I started feeling dizzy, though, at went down to 10 mg/day. Have been on that dosage 6 years, and I love it.
No side effects, but I usually don't have side effects with any med. No weight issue, either.

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Date Joined Jul 2011
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   Posted 2/25/2012 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I just started 10 mg Pamelor today. I will provide an update in the next 2 weeks. How are things going with the Pamelor since you have started it? I tried Elavil but it gave me too many side effects but I'm told that you can experience different reactions on both of these meds.
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