Hi everyone! So far, I have tried three different preventatives in the past year: topamax, propranolol, and now amitriptyline. the first two did almost nothing but give me side effects. I’m only 16, so the doctor is extremely cautious about how much and what I’m taking, especially since I am sensitive to most pills.
The last time I visited the doctor, he started me on amitriptyline alone (with sumatriptan when needed). My daily migraines have been reduced by half, but I’ve had the unsavory side effects of being depressed, extremely lethargic, and I have been having some minor suicidal thoughts.
Obviously, none of this is good, but my daily migraines have been practically cut in half, and I’m able to focus on my AP classes and my horse riding much easier since my brain feels better; however, with the side effects, I’m not sure if the result is worthwhile.
I love being happy, but the pill makes me so pessimistic. Has anyone had depression side effects while being on this antidepressant? Do you think it’s worth it to be basically depressed for this level of relief? Thank you for reading!