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   Posted 9/16/2014 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all. I have been suffering for quite some time with chronic migraines. I have just recently gone to the DENT Neuro Institute in Buffalo, NY. There they did an eval and MRA and just the other day a CTA. I have tried all the front line meds and I had way to many side effects. Now I am on Trazodone. Has anyone ever taken this for migraines? It really isn't helping and makes me feel like I am coming down with a cold or something and I am so tired. Also "new" issues in the past couple months are sharp shooting pains in my head and tinitis in my left ear and as always the constant headache. Any in put would be great.

Lisa shakehead

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   Posted 9/17/2014 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Sharp shooting pains remind me of trigeminal neuralgia, which I suffer from, however, symptom can be cause by other things.

Zinc can take away the Tinitis, I have it in both ears bad, take Zinc every day, barely have any buzzing or squeeling.

I did try trazadone, it did not work for me. I am know on a cocktail of 3 maint drugs and imitrex from break through pain.

Propanolol 40mg 2x day
Topiramate 100mg am 125 pm
Cymbalta 60mg am

I am not pain free, pain level is a 2-3 most days. See my dx below for more information.
I hope this helps you.
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DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

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   Posted 9/17/2014 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi thanks for responding. The tinnitus is the pulsate type, where you hear your heartbeat type of thing....sooo annoying. Topomax gave me too many side effects so I can't take that. I have Cambia
And sumavall shots if they get really bad. What is propranolol? I want to get off the Trazodone because I feel so crappy on it. I feel like I am at my wits end. Going to ENT for ear issue. I will research the Trig neura. Thanks again.
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