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Multiple Sclerosis But Put On Topamax For Migraines
Sufferfromsevere migraines worst ever been on several types of medicine had MRI done. Now on norco and topamax (topiramate) but not helping. What else can be done?
Is indicated to treat epilepsy, but mainly a second line or adjunctive agent, and also useful to prevent migraine headaches. Has several adverse effects including: kidney stones, narrow angle glaucoma, metabolic acidosis, heatstroke in kids, paresthesias, slowing of speech and cognition, drowsiness. ...Read more
Best ways to help migraines from prednisone besides meds? I realize it's used for migraines at times but I get migraines from it. On it for ms relapse
You need to know: Migraine incidence in MS is 2-4 times the general population, and steroids can trigger migraines in susceptible folks. Use of opioids (morphine) seriously worsens migraines in the long run and should not be used. See the best approach via OTC meds, such as riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, CoQ-10, and next time relapse, try Acthar HP, which may avoid the headaches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Status Migrainosusfor 2 yrs!!! And have tried Verapamil, Topamax, (topiramate) Propranaolol, etc. No dice. Prochlorperazine ever work? So tired of this :(
Frustrating.: Sounds like you have tried a few things.... but there are many more. you need to be under the care of someone who knows headaches well. ...Read more
Can Vimpat help with memory ext. from Complex Part. Seizures Brain Surgery although I am on it for migraines and have been off meds for 16 yrs!
Memory worse: Vimpat (lacosamide) is not widely used for prevention of migraine. There is not so much data as for many other drugs, but if all else has failed, it would be reasonable to try. Vimpat generally tends to make memory function worse--not better. Any temporal lobe problems (seizures, prior damage, etc.) also tends to make memory worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was given topamax (topiramate) and naproxen for chronic migraines with few relpak but none of them seem to work. I still have migraine. What can I do?
If you haven't: seen a neurologist that would be a good next step. Make sure that you let the prescribing doctor know the effects of the medications. ...Read more
My mom takes warfarin and was recently put on topamax (topiramate) for her migraines. Are these two meds good together? The headaches don't go away easily. Help!
Yes!: They can go together with caution particularly if the dose to topamax (topiramate) is over 200/day. Topamax (topiramate) can make the body process warfarin faster and therefore decease warfarin's level and efficacy. Therefore, she should check her inr more frequently initially to establish a stable level of warfarin. She may require higher doses of watfarin. Check with her doctor.. ...Read more
I suffer from migraines and see a neurologist about it regularly. I take topomax for them and maxalt (rizatriptan) if needed. My MRI showed lesions on the brain ?
Is there gained risk of seizures from bupropion(150) when using with escitalopram(5mg) and interferons (for multiple sclerosis)? I taking all of them.
THEORETICAL: Risk of seizure activity is likely minimal, as your dosing is certainly not excessive. If you do have MS, risk of seizure activity is roughly about 6-7%, and this should NOT be accentuated by your medications. As an aside, there is likely no real risk of seizure activity from an interferon, but have mainly phased out in favor of newer oral agents. Check your calcium and vitamin D levels. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have IIH &a daily migraines. Have episodes of hemiplegic migraine which last maximum 2 months. Scans and tests negative for stroke. What causes this?
IIH and HM: many times we don't have an answer for why IIH happens. Often we see IIH in women who have been using certain acne medications or who have gained weight rapidly, but the mechanism of this increased pressure is unknown. Hemiplegic migraines, on the other hand, are often due to a calcium channel mutation - there is a genetic tendency for this protein to let too much calcium in and cause migraine ...Read more
Trileptal vs Lamictal vs Topamax (topiramate) for Excitotoxicity, migraine syndrome.I know they work differently but what are upsides to each compared to others?
I have chronic migraines and take Imitrex (sumatriptan) for relief -is there anything new on the market?
Yes: There several other effective medications. Discuss with your provider ...Read more
Are there risks associated with taking Imitrex (sumatriptan) for migraines on a long term basis, for 1-2 migraines per month?
None that we know of: So long as the long term usage remains at 1-2x/month. If at some point the patient or doctor recognizes that things are escalating to 2-3/month or 3-4/month...even though these are still below what would be considered CHRONIC patterns of dependency it should be clear that something is changing that needs to be dealt with...otherwise, long term use @ 1-2x/month is fine. BTW, you should start DIARY ...Read more
If strokes and migraines are two completely different things, why do hemiplegic migraines have symptoms similar to a stroke?
Similar & different: Both are due to insufficient circulation. Strokes are due to blood clots. Migraines are due to vascular constriction/spasm. The mechananism of both is similar but the prognosis is different. Strokes often cause permanent disability, migraines don't. ...Read more
After clean MRI neurologist said I am having subangiograhic cerebral vasospasms.Hx of tia's. Can these increase risk for more tia's, treaments options?
TIAs: There is increased risk for stroke in patients who have had a tia. Given your history of atrial fib & diabetes, there may be consideration to adjust your level of anticoagulation or add an anti-platelet med. If you smoke you should stop immediately. Any sort of Cocaine use would also be a really bad idea! ...Read more
Was given topamax (topiramate) for migraines but I've heard/read about the horrible side effects. Are they all true? I'm terrified!
Reoccurring migraines for over a year. I was put on Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) by my neuro which helps but the migraines are coming back. Causes of daily headaches?
Migraines: there are two approaches to treating migraine. Abortive medications such as fioricet, Imitrex, Relpax (eletriptan). The other approach is the prophylactic approach with meds such as Topamax. In your case it sounds like you may have migraines and med rebound headaches. Consider asking your neurologist for a preventive therapy. ...Read more
I read that echinacea good for addison disease, but bad for multiple sclerosis. How come? Afaik, both of them are autoimmune condition..
It doesn't help: Echinacea (e) probably does nothing for both illnesses. I would only believe it helps a particular disease if it were studied in a double blinded placebo controlled study. That means that 1/2 the study group would get e and 1/2 would get a placebo or sugar pill but neither group would know what they are getting. The examiners would also be "blinded" and not know till it was revealed at the end. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from migraines and hear it may make me at risk of stroke, female of 45 non smoker, meds are bisoprolol for SVT and tegretol for epilepsy , ?
I have severe headaches that last between 4-7 days and occur 3-4/mo. Propanalol hasn't helped and OTC meds are failing. MRI fine too. I'm on topamax (topiramate).
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