I have taken Nortriptyline, Inderal, & Verapamil. Does anybdoy know of any other medication I can try for my headaches. Thank you.
I have had migraines for years and taken about everything there is out there. I have taken Fiorinal with Coedine for a few years now and it seems to be the only thing that helps my migraines. I also just started taking Amitriptyline again (I took it about 10 yrs ago). I think I am just one of those people who will always have migraines.
Breathing will help the headache. Do the following breathing exercises known as Yoga Pranayam and get relief from headache/migraine.
Bhastrika - Take a long deep breath into the lungs(chest not tummy) via the nose and then completely breathe out through the nose.Upto 5 minutes daily.
Anulom Vilom - Deep Breath-in through left nostril keeping right nostril closed
then - Breath-out through right nostril keeping left nostril closed
then -Deep Breath-in through right nostril keeping left nostril closed
then - Breath-out through left nostril keeping right nostril closed
and repeat this cycle daily for 30 minutes maximum.
Tips : Breathe into lungs not into stomach. Do not hurry. Do it slowly. Rest whenever needed (in any pranayam).Can be done in sitting position, standing or lying in bed(if bed-bound).Keep tissues handy, as a lot of mucous from lungs will be coming through the nose. Do the pranayam before eating.
Initially you can do pranayam twice a day and when you feel better, make it into once a day routine. You will notice results after one week.
Relpax work pretty quickly if you take it at the first of a migraine...also I found that it doesn't keep you down as long... puts me back on my feet in like 20 mins.. When I take Midrin I am out for awhile but when you have migraine sometimes being out is all you wanna do.. either Midrin or Relpax is great. I am starting to have to use less of both since I am on topamax daily.