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   Posted 12/21/2012 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering if anyone could tell me if they have had success with a daily medication to prevent or reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.  I have tried inderal/propaneral in the past and found it was ineffective.
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   Posted 12/22/2012 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
John, what doses were you on.

I found the additon of just 10mg of elavil worked with 80 mg of inderal. I've only had about one breakthrough migraine every week or two for about 20 years! And those pretty much are my fault...stress PLUS a food trigger usually.

I had a bout in November where I'd been on prednisone for 3 weeks and had days and days of migraine, but that's over for now and I'm back to my normal situation...okay but for the days I get into something chocolate or have just a tiny glass of red wine...silly me.

Oh, and my PCP suggests taking a cold tablet daily...keep the nasal passages clear.

Good luck,

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   Posted 12/30/2012 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
The American Academy of Neurolgy in April 2012 came out with an updated review of all options for prevention and their relative effectiveness. This included prescription and supplements, as well as behavioral (relaxation, CBT, etc). It is a great resource to review.

Although many prescription medications can be useful, so can natural supplements. These can be used alone, on combination with others or in combination with prescription medications. We make a product with magnesium, riboflavin, CoQ10 and feverfew all in one twice daily supplement and it has been very effective for people (its called Migraine-Away). Magnesium alone is very good as is another called butterbur.

I encourage you to loot at some trusted headache organizations (AAN, AHS, etc) for information.

Best wishes for a New Year of greater migraine control. There are many options and getting some sense of control of your migraines is immensely important for well-being.

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   Posted 1/6/2013 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I take topamax on a daily basis and it really keeps my headaches at bay, but if I happen to miss a dose or two, I definitely notice a loss of control over my headaches. Mine are caused by a head injury almost 3 years ago though. I have a greatly reduced need to take onset meds now that I take the topamax (topiramate). I was first prescribed propraneral - but it had no effect and just made me so tired....

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   Posted 1/7/2013 5:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I'm still trying to work out my triggers , I think lack of sleep is one of mine , I was on topamax but the side effects were terrible , I was like a zombie and very anxious .I have now stopped taking them and don't know what is the way to go , not got an appointment to see my doc for another two weeks .I'm sure he will be a little annoyed that I stopped my meds has been twelve weeks now and I really felt back to me for a while ! Now I'm back to square one .I'm not convinced I have the right diagnosis ,
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