I just started on Nortriptyline recently. I'm sure I was on it years ago, without success, but that's when my kids were young and I was working. Stress is a HUGE trigger for me, as is weather.
I tried Topamax about
10 years ago...let's just say my reaction to it was so severe, it's on my listed allergies, along with morphine. I just can't take it at all.
I don't drink alcohol, so can't answer that question: but I think Topamax either works really well for people, or really doesn't.
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