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So I was having migraines in March this year and it was blood pressure that was high, dr prescribed propranolol 80mg slow release, I took these for a month then my gp said stop taking them. Bad idea I ended up having palpitations and was admitted to hospital for ecg chest x Ray and blood to check my heart. Another gp put me back on the drug I wasn’t happy with it because it gives me insomnia which doesn’t help with migraines. I’m waking up every day with a migraine my gp just keeps prescribing different things but finally sent a referral to neurology. I have been taking Amitriptyline 10mg for 2 weeks and for first week it eased been back to doctor today and they have increased it to 20mg. I don’t want to rely on medication as before March I never took anything. I haven’t been to the gym in months I’m weepy all the time. When I have a migraine my face feels numb and in the back of my head and neck I can feel tingling does this sound normal?

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  • pttennessee
    9 months ago

    I take that but along with other medication as well. I couldn’t see this alone helping my migraines either! Find another Dr.

  • Nancy Harris Bonk moderator
    11 months ago

    Hi allibongo,

    Thank you for sharing your story with us. I am sorry to hear you are having a rough time right now.

    I’ve had tingling and numbness, in addition to many other symptoms, along with my migraine attacks. To make sure this is “normal” for you, I would make sure you mention it to your doctor.

    I understand not wanting to take pills, but when we have a disease, it’s important to treat it. Migraine is a genetic neurological disease, that can be managed. Let me share this information on migraine disease; https://migraine.com/what-is-migraine/.

    Let me know how you make out,
    Nancy

  • allibongo author
    9 months ago

    I’m looking at changing from propranolol as it isn’t working for me but my doctor won’t change it. I feel like they have got worse since taking this every day

  • Nancy Harris Bonk moderator
    9 months ago

    Hi allibongo,

    I’m sorry to hear that. Is it time to find another doctor, who will work with you?

    Nancy

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