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What is the best treatment for a child who seems to be experiencing migraines, besides elavil (amitriptyline)?

What is the best treatment for a child who seems to be experiencing migraines, besides elavil (amitriptyline)?

Keep a diary: Try keeping a head ache diary, and keep in mind many foods and chemicals can trigger migranes. Chocolate, aspartame, food dyes, msg, processed foods, cold cuts with nitrates, "aged"cheeses, even skipping meals. Dehydration, drinks with caffeine. Not enough sleep, smells in deodorizers, cleansers or perfume. Stress and even weather changes if you keep track you may very well find the triggers. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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I was prescibed 25mg amitriptyline at bedtime. Reason: migraine preventative Question: how dangerous would it be if I took this a month+And just quit?

I was prescibed 25mg amitriptyline at bedtime. 
Reason: migraine preventative
Question: how dangerous would it be if I took this a month+And just quit?

No real danger: You are taking virtually a homeopathic dose, as significant doses are far higher, such as >150 mg daily. You could stop tomorrow and have no withdrawal. But confer with your doctor as he/she needs to know of your intentions. ...Read more

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Is it possible that amitriptyline will work after the first or second dose in treating a migraine?

Is it possible that amitriptyline will work after the first or second dose in treating a migraine?

Yes indeed: Amitriptyline is an ssri is an old anti depressant which is now used for other signs and symptoms including migraines! ...Read more

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I am taking amitriptyline but the medication hasnt been working for the past 26 days. Am i able to take a migraine tablet along with this medication?

I am taking amitriptyline but the medication hasnt been working for the past 26 days. Am i able to take a migraine tablet along with this medication?

Probably: It sounds like amitriptyline was prescribed for headache. This is a prevention medication that will not take away all headaches but can help decrease the frequency. If your doctor also prescribed an immediate relief headache medicine, then you can take it along with the amitriptyline. ...Read more

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I suffer from migraines and I'm on amitriptyline, I also was given migraleive before onset migraine, can I take the migraleive aswell as amitriptyline?

I suffer from migraines and I'm on amitriptyline, I also was given migraleive before onset migraine, can I take the migraleive aswell as amitriptyline?

Yes: A low dose of amitriptylene is often used once a day at bedtime to try and prevent migraines. If you do get a migraine while on the amitriptylene it is safe to take migraleive as well. However, since both medications are sedating, you must be careful and not drive or operate machinery while using both medications. ...Read more

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Can I take endep (amitriptyline) 10 and 2 panadein forte? Major migraine dizzy faint

Can I take endep (amitriptyline) 10 and 2 panadein forte? Major migraine dizzy faint

Urgent care: Panadein forte may effectively abort a migraine only in the prodrome stage. In a headache stage administration of DHE-45, ketamine, lidocaine, other agents to be a very safe and reasonable treatment for migraine. DHE-45 is used frequently in the hospital emergency rooms or urgent care to stop a severe migraine. Good luck. ...Read more

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Elavil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more