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Verapamil Er Migraine
Ford v Chevy v Dodge: This is a question best addressed w/your doctor. Both are good blood pressure lowering medications that also keep your heart from beating too fast (beta blocker class). Toprol (metoprolol) has more studies recently regarding benefit in heart failure. Of course, cost can play into decision, too, although both are available as generics for $4/mo (http://i.Walmartimages.Com/i/if/hmp/fusion/customer_list.Pdf). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On daily preventative med for hemiplegic migraines (topiramate 75mg) & Imitrex (sumatriptan) (100mg) if needed, as a rescue med...Is it safe to take these?
Yes: Hemiplegic migraines are difficult to control, but topamax (topiramate) and Imitrex as needed can help. One of the side effects of topamax (topiramate) that i dont like is it may give you an aphasia or make you have difficulty with word comprehension/word finding ability. In another words, it can make you look dumb. It also curbs your appetite. Imitrex usually gives a hot flash, but works well if taken early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraine for 2 weeks. Nothing helping. Toradol maxerane Imitrex (sumatriptan) . ER doctors won't help anymore ?
Very sorry to hear: I'm a headache specialist in the U.S. and would be happy to lend a hand. Feel free to contact me for private consultation means at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi You've got a complicated problem which may not be solvable with simple medication changes. Plus history of concussion. That makes this more unique that what most ER's are equipped to handle. Let me know if you'd like me to help. ...Read more
Diltiazem since 5/24, icepick headache 7/9 headaches ever since.Cat ok.Neuro dr prescription atenolol not help.Said could be diltiazem? Depressed, hard to functio
Daily migraine 4-6 pm right side follows trigeminal nerve taking Imitrex (sumatriptan) sometimes 2x do I need a neuro consult?
44yo new onset migraines with aura. Inbetween migraines, having palinopsia, photophobia and vertigo spells. Vestibular migraines or something else?
Possible: Migraines can cause virtually any neurological symptoms. The rule out thumb is, rule out more serious causes first, so if you have not sought an evaluation yet, please do so. ...Read more
40mg fluoxetine-panic disorder, 180mg verapamil-cluster headache prevention (daily).Can I take rizatriptan pill 1hr after those meds for the headache?
May be risky: Taking Fluoxetine, a serotonin reuptake inhibitor, along with a triptan, a serotonin receptor agonist, increases the risk of serotonin syndrome.The syndrome consists of mental status changes, autonomic dysfunction, and neuromuscular abnormalities. Taking Fluoxetine with Verapamil, or Verapamil with Rizatriptan does not pose problematic interactions. Discuss concerns with doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I cannot take the tricyclics, atacand, (candesartan) ssris, valproic, propanolol, topomax. Tiptans did not work. Anything else for migraines?
Caffeine /chocolate: Should be eliminated for at least a few months to se if they are triggering. ...Read more
Yes: The two are not known to interact ...Read more
NO: There is no interaction between the two. ...Read more
Chronic 6 Migraine Auras a Mth Propranolol 20mg1 aday worked reduced to1Migraine every6-8 weeks but do Betablockers use cause other medical problems?
Beta blockers: Beta blockers can have side effects ranging from mild to severe. The effects on the heart rate and on sexual function come to mind. If you are experiencing palpitations, dizziness, erectile dysfunction, near or actual syncope (fainting), I would see your doctor immediately. ...Read more
17 yr post concussive, migraines with aura. Normal eeg, on magnesium, migraine cocktail, depakote, steroids IV hospital week, sent home steroid taper, two days home limb tremors. What could cause them?
Chronic daily HA's: Sounds like your headaches are totally out of control. Your tremors are most likely secondary to the depakote, and a drug level might confirm. Alternatively, would also check thyroid function. Steroids good intervention, but wonder if these approaches have been tried: botox, acupuncture, bilateral occipital nerve blocks, otc coq-10, riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, eval for dental, jaw, tos? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Imitrex (sumatriptan): Imitrex (sumatriptan) is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Imitrex also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms. It is used to treat migraine headaches. Imitrex will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer