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Re: depression and migraine

Re: depression and migraine

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Posted by Kathy on November 09, 2000 at 08:50:31:

In Reply to: depression and migraine posted by Evelyn on November 05, 2000 at 11:28:05:

: What antidepressants do you recommend for the treatment of migraine headaches accompanied by depression? I have tried
: Elavil, Prozac, Zoloft and Effexor at average dosages without relief. Elavil made my depression worse. Effexor increased the
: severity of my migraines. Prozac and Zoloft had very little effect. I have migraines that start premenstrually and last for about 8
: days. I have tried various medications with relief of headache, followed by reoccurence the following day. I have used Imetrex,
: amerge, Zomig and currently Maxalt. What is the risk of taking these medications with the SSRI antidepressants. My
: pharmacist refused to fill my prescription for Zoloft and Imetrex due to the possibility of serotonin syndrome.

Dear Evelyn,
I have had migraines since the birth of my last child who is 7 years old now. I started on Remeron for depression and my migraines went away so I really do believe that it was the lack of sertonin in my case that caused them. I am on a very small dose of the Remeron (7.5 mgs) now and noticed that I am starting to get migraines but not nearly as bad. The Remeron will most likely add weight but those headaches were a nightmare especially the ones that stay for days after your period!! :( Good Luck!! :)


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