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Amitriptyline Migraine Treatment
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
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 (amitriptyline): Possibly, but first talk to your prescribing doctor. ...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 lost 10 pounds in 8 days without trying could it be the new med I take Elavil (amitriptyline) for my migraine?
I eat normally! Thank you
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 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
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
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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