My neurologist ordered me to stop using sumatriptan and all other headache medications after I returned from a vacation complaining I had experienced a headache every day. She thought my problem was one event – a migraine that kept rebounding. She said this sometimes happens with sumatriptan.
Going off the meds was a terrible experience. My doctor had given me prednisone to take to counteract the migraine. The next day my headache was a “10,” and I was so nauseous I was unable to take the prednisone. Then my doctor prescribed ati-nausea suppositories that relieved the nausea. It took 5 more days for the headache to finally dissipate.
Right now I am taking nothing, but I am worried about my headaches returning. I want to be on a preventive regimen, instead of treating the headaches only when they manifest themselves.
Has anyone else been directed to sop sumatriptan “cold turkey?” What meds are you using to prevent a migraine from starting?