1: Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:13pm shawnm26I often gt headaches, migraines I guess. I have an appoint with my neuro ina few months. She talked about meds last time if it continued to be a problem. Not sure of med name, She said it is often used for anti-seizure but in low doses can control migraines. Is anyone on meds for this? If so what is it, how has it helped or hindered/side effects etc.
2: Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:44pm libbyI take Neurontin. It was originally used for seizures, which I don't have. I was given it because it helps with nerve pain and they thought it would help my headaches. I still have headaches, but I believe the medicine helps.
3: Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:32pm reneekI take Topamax every day as a preventative for my migraines. My neurologist says this also is helpful with seizures in higher doses. He actually has me on a low dose of Topamax for the headaches and another medication for the seizures. The Topamax works well for headaches. I rarely have one. There are side effects, different ones for different people. The main one is weight loss. I lost about 20 pounds. I also lost the ability to taste any carbination. So long Dr Peppers! Overall it has really helped me.
4: Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:32am beckyinazHi, I have both seizures and have daily headaches. In my experience most of the headache meds are associated with seizure medicines. I am on depakote right now and it has lowered my headaches, but side effects are quite a bit. So there are many meds out there to help with side effects uness you know the name.
5: Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:02am hettieI take a triptan based medicine rizatriptan for chronic migraine and it works where previously, nothing did! I also take Cymbalta usually used for depression/neuropathic pain as a preventative; 30Mg. I had been on it and noticed my headaches starting to get a lot worse when I stopped. There is a theoretical interaction between the triptan group of medicines and SSRI/SNRIs (of which Cymbalta is one) leading to raised serontonin levels in the brain but I have not had any problems. I take a lower dose of the triptan (5mg) and it still works well.
6: Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:02am shawnm26Thanks for your input. Hopefully I get some help and the headaches go away!
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