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Amitriptyline Migraine Treatment
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
A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All ...Read more
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
Is it possible that amitriptyline will work after the first or second dose in treating a migraine?
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
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'm on 25 mg Amitriptyline for Basilar Migraines. I had a bad migraine that was finally stopped with steroids. Should my dosage be increased?
Elavil: Possibly, but first talk to your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
In your option which migraine preventatives do you feel most effective. I've tried amitriptyline and nortriptyline but hallucinations were bad at nigt?
I just took 4 excedrine migraine in the span of hours, along with 2 tizanidine HCl 4 mg; 2 amitriptyline 25mg, and two l-trypto have i overdosed or need to be concerend
Allergist wants me on xyzal for allergic reactions/chronic hives. Neuro wants me on amitriptyline for migraine. Take both? Start one then other?
Four weeks of light head, nausea, head pressure, amitriptyline in case it's migraine related, referred for MRI which was clear, diagnosis/next step?
Migraine management: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more
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