My migraines suffering increased recently

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   Posted 2/3/2007 5:12 AM (GMT -6)   

I am almost 28 and haven't suffered with migraines long, other than menstrual migraines. But I just have sort of dealt with them. Recently I have been getting migraines more often. Even more recently I got a migraine that I have had for 8 days now. It pretty much left me debilitative. The doc prescribed me some Imitrex  which did nothing. Then I got a shot of De-moral and Phenergan, which let me sleep peacefully and wake up with a miagraine still. He gave me some samples of Relpax, which I dug into and helped, but the price tag is so high, I am not sure I can depend on that daily. He also put me on 25 mg of topamax to help prevent them. So far I still have a migraine and am at my wits end. I guess I am scared because my mother has gotten a migraine every day for as long as she can remember. I’ve seen her in pain. I can’t even think of having that pain. I just want to get rid of it.

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   Posted 2/3/2007 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi zachery,

Welcome to Healing Well. Sorry you are suffering with this continous headache! I think it is time your Doctor referred you on to a Neurologist to check you out. Has your Doctor told you to increase the Topamax after a couple of weeks? The therapeutic dose is usually around 50 - 100 mg daily, but this should only be increased very slowly like every two weeks by 25 mg at a time!!!!

Sometimes a Doctor will suggest the dose should be higher but this very much depends on the individual circumstances and medical history. But as with any thing like this please consult a Doctor when altering your dosage. Please keep in touch and let us know how you get on.

take care

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   Posted 2/5/2007 1:46 AM (GMT -6)   

Just a tip, a lot of sufferers have a problem with sensitivity to the 3 C's - Cheese, Chocolate and Citrus!!! While your head is so bad, it may well be worth cutting these out of your diet for a while to see if there is any difference before gradually introducing them again and noting any changes!! Meanwhile you can try using Migravent Product. I am using since last week, its good.

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