I’ve had migraines for about 20 years (aside from the four blissful years I was magically “cured” after getting pregnant with my son). I usually get one every 12-14 days, though sometimes that varies. Naratriptan really worked to stop the migraine and that’s what I’ve relied on. Though it gave me bad side effects–jaw/neck/throat/chest tightness and sometimes trouble swallowing. My doctor decided those side effects could be dangerous so I’m not allowed to take naratriptan or ANY triptan ever again. And I agree, though it sucks. Because over the counter doesn’t do much. Since stopping naratiptan a couple months ago, I’ve been using aleve, motrin, tylenol, benadryl at night, etc and it helps to take the edge off but the migraine remains for 3 days. So I’m hoping for something new.
Has anyone had luck with Cambia? My concern, since it’s an NSAID, is that it will kill my stomach. But maybe the powder form prevents that?
Also, what about Migranal? It’s not a triptan, but from the website it does seem to constrict blood vessels which I believe is what caused the bad side effects for me from triptans. So I wonder if I would even be allowed.
Or any other ideas.
(On the preventative side, I’ve tried amitryptaline (allergic), nadolol (bad reaction), magnesium, other supplements, diets, PT, acupuncture, etc. The only things I haven’t tried are botox (I’m episodic, not chronic) and topomax (not touching with a 10 foot pole because I’m so sensitive to side effects.))
Thanks for any and all advice. This forum is great and I’m so thankful for it and your time.