Re: Tramadol for migraines?
I get a shot of tramadol from urgent care if my relpax (rescue med) doesn't help it or doesn't completely get rid of my migraine. My neuro has never prescribed it in pill form for me, nor have I ever asked him, too. I have told him about the frequency of them and how relpax sometimes doesn't work. I wouldn't ask for a specific medication in my opinion, especially a serious pain medication.
Yes, unfortunately sometimes you do have to be on the med go round until you find a combo that works for you, and even then, it may end up suddenly stopping.
As for me, I am on 400 mgs topomax, 12 mgs Zanaflex spread throughout the day, and 1,500 mgs of depakote ER spread throughout the day.
This is over the course of 4 years of tweaking though. Best of luck to you. Migraines are miserable things to deal with.