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Why Are Antidepressants Used To Treat Migraine
They are effective: Some antidepressants act on certain Dopamine or serotonin receptors. It is thought that the symptoms of migraines can be reduced by interfering with the above receptors as an effective treatment. Antidepressants have many uses and just because you use one does not mean you have depression or psychiatric disorders. Take only asdirected and mention if you are taking any other med or supplement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 have been having a very bad migraine for 3 years. its not going away. i have tried various antidepressants over the years but no luck.
Likely need a change: Antidepressants aren't very successful in treating most severe migraineurs & not first line drugs. Some patients benefit but obviously you're not one. What else have you tried in the past 3 years? How certain's your doctor of the diagnosis of migraine as opposed to other headache types & do you keep a diary of events? Wanna chat? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR for an appointment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the safest/mildest route to go with antidepressants? what is the difference between different antidepressants? need one for anxiety/migraine
Safest is therapy: Prescription strategies IMHO are not the best choice for mild depression or anxiety. CBT therapy is - and the therapist can help you decide if any Rx is needed for a brief time. Meditation, exercise, relaxation skills, accupuncture/pressure and corrections of any out-of-balance life-style choices are my suggestions for a 1st trial. No Rx's are mild - even low doses can have side EFX. Best wishes. ...Read more
Drug combinations: There are too many possible drug interactions to list. Ask your pharmacist or your doctor to check for interactions between any and all of the drugs you are taking, including both prescription and non-prescription drugs. ...Read more
Worst head ache r there any migraine head ache abort med i can take if i take a anti depressant that contains serotonin? Thx
Maybe no meds: As a neuromuscularly trained dentist my opinion on this question is that i could offer two fda approved treatment options that do not involve taking pills at all. First, the use of a oral appliance called the nti-tss and secondly the use of Botox injections in the muscles that are in spasm that are actually causing the areas of pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 16&have untreated Plagiocephaly , i wore a helmet as a baby, but it didn't help treat it. I suffer from a daily migraine disorder, could this be linked to it? and is it treatable? I hate the shape of my head!! thank you!!
Not related to shape: Your migraine headaches are unlikely to be related to your head shape. You should see a neurologist for help with treatment of the headaches. At this time, altering your head shape will be a very difficult issue since the bones of your skull have been fused for many years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can one take weight loss medications such as phenrx.pm which are appetite suppressants and antidepressants togather ...as I suffer from migraines?
Not a great idea-NO!: Contact your doctor first before doing any type of combination medication regimen.You may experience additive side effects from combining them together, and or a drug-drug interaction. You need to explore the migraine issue further, and not take phentermine RX at the same time. ...Read more
Took sumatriptan (mom's med for migraines) with antidepressant and am experiencing drug interaction of tight jaw. Been a few weeks. What should I do?
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