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Does anyone here prescribed with Haloperidol or antipsychotic as preventive?

I suffer from Cluster Headache and I've gone to several doctors (neurologists as well) and they found nothing until I went to a psychiatrist and was prescribed Haloperidol and Sertraline. It does help me a lot with my migraine. It feels like I never had a migraine before. but it gives me several side effects such as impaired thinking and I become forgetful. I'm afraid it'll affect me in long-term use. I haven't done a CT scan or MRI though, but it is safe to take antipsychotics as a migraine cure?

  1. Hi there- that's interesting to hear. We have heard community members report the use of Haldol as a rescue medication. I cannot find a reference to its employment as a preventative for migraine. Folks who use it as a rescue do mention issues with side effects like the ones you've mentioned and that's with short-term use. These are really good questions you are asking and would be best asked of your doctor. I might encourage you to seek an evaluation with a migraine specialist if this script and your treatment are continuing to come from a psychiatrist. Migraine specialists are specifically trained in the neurological condition of migraine and are aware of all of the current treatments out there (of which there are now many more available).
    Here's a link to migraine specialists in the US to see if you can find one in your area: And here's an interactive resource that helps you explore current treatment options available for migraine: I hope these are helpful to you.
    Please let us know if you have other questions. We are here for you and in this with you. Warmly- Holly team.

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