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Trazodone And Migraines
I have chronic daily migraines/tension headaches. Currently taking Propanolol 120mg at night and Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) for HA. Not much help. Ideas?
Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with my neurontin and amitriptyline (both for migraines)? Was prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) for panic attacks.
Yes, but...: Yes, they can potentially have an additive effect on headache relief, BUT your chancing potentially increasing the potential for sedation. If your going to do this, I would plan on not driving, using heavy machinery or putting yourself in a situation where yourself or others are put in harms way. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have chronic severe migraines and my neurologist put me on elavil (amitriptyline) for migraine prevention and to help me sleep better. Elavil (amitriptyline) can do that?
Some thots: Have not found Lamotrigine to work well to prevent headaches (although terrific epilepsy drug). Do not like Inderal due to side effects. But, you might consider topamax, (topiramate) naproxen, depakote, or botox. Some otc preps might include, riboflavin, coq-10, magnesium, butterbur, feverfew. Might see a specialist in headaches. ...Read more
Could taking Valium and remeron (mirtazapine) together at bedtime cause headache and irritability the following day.Thanks?
Drug interactions: Check out http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1640-1015,862-441 for potential interactions between diazepam & mirtazapine. Be sure to tell prescribing doc & dispensing pharmacist everything you're taking. Your medication list doesn't even show Remeron but rather Lexapro (escitalopram) & Methotrexate. This is big concern for potential overdose/interaction. ...Read more
On 50mg pamelor migrane + 50mg topamax (topiramate) qhs, neuro wants me to take 25mg topamax (topiramate) in am too but makes me sleepy, can I take all 75 topamax (topiramate) + pamelor qhs?
Yes: That should be safe provided you take it at the recommended dosage. ...Read more
Added 10 mg nortriptyline (nummular headache) to 50 mg trazodone (insomnia) with 60 mg cymbalta (duloxetine) (migraine). Felt dizzy, drugged & weak so stopped trazodone. Feel better, but can't sleep. What to do?
Insomnia: A poor sleep technic perhaps. Insomnia can occur when the environment where you sleep does not facilitate this important process. Make sure you have no distractions in the room like a tv, laptop. Ipad, smart phones, books, etc. . If still having problems may consider evaluation for restless leg syndrome or depression. Exercise during the day, not at night. Tell your physician about side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why would my neurologist prescribe citalopram 20mg for headaches?Amitryptaline wasnt effective and reaction to topamax (topiramate). Headaches decreased, not gone.
Pain and depression : Sometimes headaches may be a somatic or physical manifestation of depression or anxiety. In that case, antidepressants such as Celexa (citalopram) may help. Ssri's may cause side effects including headaches, so if you still continue to have symptoms see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aura and daily tension headache,vomit .does topamax (topiramate) work for it?What is the safe mg a day?
Migraine and TTH: share common triggers such as stress, mental tension, fatigue, lack of sleep, alcohol, and menstruation. Because of overlapping features between these two disorders, many researchers believe that TTH and migraine are not discrete clinical entities but may represent different points on a continuum of headache severity with TTH at one end and migraine at the other. For Topamax (topiramate) see a physician. ...Read more
Tension HA Tx: This medicine is effective for major depressive disorder. Sometimes people with chronic pain can have mood disorder symptoms, and it is felt that medicines like this one can be helpful for chronic pain. The usual treatments for tension headache are NSAID medicines, amitriptyline, relaxation, massage, and sometimes muscle relaxers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have MS and trigem neuralgia and have terrible pain. Tried gaba, baclofen, norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) elavil, tegretol, otc, etc...What is the best pain med for this?
Trigeminal neuralgia: Sadly trigeminal neuralgia is a poorly understood disease that has an even worse track record for treatment. Most patients suffer from this disease without much relief. There is a growing body of evidence looking into Lamotrigine as a treatment. Ask your prescribing doctor if this is an alternative. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can Zolpidem tartrate every night for sleep cause migraines??? I have such bad headaches :( feeling so lethargic
Perhaps: 24 yo female uses Ambien (zolpidem) & has severe headaches & lethargy. Yes, stop Ambien (zolpidem) & see if symptoms regress. Schedule appointment to primary doctor sooner than later; to ER if dizzy, feverish, lightheaded, or fainting. You need general checkup. Try to obtain adequate sleep without synthetic medications. Investigate medicinal cannabis for natural & refreshing sleep commonly imparted by this herb. ...Read more