I was wondering if anyone is prescribing pamelor (nortriptyline) for migraine headaches?

YES. Pamelor is a tricyclic medication it is nortriptyline and a metabolite or breakdown product of the parent compound Amitriptyline (elavil). It may have fewer side effects as the metabolite. Start low and go up slowly per your physician's recommendations.
Could help. Have used for prevention, but also have tried calcium channel antagonists, beta blockers, etc., but these days, favor OTC items such as riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, magnesium, due to fewer side effects, and equal or better success vrs prescription items.

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Can you prescribe stadol for migraine headaches?

Visit your doc. Stadol is a syntheitc opioid analgesic. Unfortunately we can't prescribe that through healthtap. You will have to request it from your regular physician as it does have abuse potential. Read more...

Are there any scientific studies proving vitamin B6 and magnesium are helpful in preventing migraine headaches? If so, what's the prescribed dosages.

Yes. Several studies prove magnesium can prevent migraine headaches. I recommend 400 mg/day of magnesium taurate or glycinate- see http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/migraine-headache one study showed 25 mg of b6 with 2 mg of Folic Acid ; 400 mcg of B12 helps- see http://migraine.Com/migraine-treatment/natural-remedies/vitamin-b6-for-migraine-headaches/ b6 ; mag. Often work well together. Read more...
Also. B2 can be helpful in some cases. High dose injectable B12 has helped some people. Read more...

I have been prescribed verapamil for migraine headaches & learned later it is a blood pressure medicine. My BP has always been normal. Will this hurtme?

No. Certain blood pressure medications are commonly used to help reduce the frequency of migraine headaches and verapamil is one of them. Most people tolerate it very well with no adverse impact on their blood pressure. You can check yours periodically but more important would be to notice if you develop palpitations or sensations of lightheadedness upon standing. You should be fine, however. Read more...
Not unless you . Have low blood pressure. If you have a home blood pressure monitoring device you can check. Read more...
Prevention. The thought is that some calcium channel blockers may prevent future migraine headaches, and that may occur with less frequent and less intense events, but, if there are adverse effects or this fails to benefit, there is botox, other prescription meds, and many otc approaches. Read more...