Re: Migraines - My Drugs review (glad i've found a community of people that understan
You sound like me.....I've been a headache/migraine sufferer since I was about 13. Unfortunately when I do get a migraine though, I wake up with them, so I'm "in cycle" and none of the meds work, zomig, imitrex etc.
My GP prescribed me Inderal LA which is a beta blocker.....to see what would happen (I had to anxiety episodes for NO reason which is what brought me to the doc...I've given up on the head :-( ). Within less than a week...my "normal constant" headaches were gone.....completely. Downside to this, you become adjusted to the meds and they can't increase mine as it lowered by Blood Pressure as LOW as it can go.....so I stopped taking it, and will resume in a few months again.
I just posted something for another poster.....this I read, tried and it works for most people in controlling the daily grind of headaches, and reduces the frequency of migraine.
Magnesium 3 times a day...250 MG, one in the AM, one in the afternoon, one before bed, daily.
B6 and B12.
Maybe give it a shot...if you haven't already.
If I was younger.....I'd without a doubt become a doctor or scientist to research headaches. It is awful and unfortunately, our daughter started getting migraines at about 13 as well....we put her on birth control pills at 14, and it stopped them, we did this to also work on the acne....both so far, are MUCH better...she'll get an occasional migraine, but not many and she doesn't have the "daily" headaches!
Good luck...if you have any questions, I'll check back....off to take Magnesium now....:-)