Hi Head case,
Welcome to Healing Well. I took Amitriptyline for a while which is a tricyclic anti-depressant, and one of the older ones too, together with the beta-blocker propranolol. I found the combination did help reduce the number of attacks a little but not much, and this also took the edge off the pain levels for me too.
My Neuro was not satisfied with what this did for me so has now moved on. Please note that I have other complications to my case not least of all possible pituitary problems as well which affect headache.
The Doctor that is suggesting this for you, is he a Neurologist? The best person to find a way forward for you is a Neurologist who is a Headache Specialist!
Please let us know how you get on, take care
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