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Migraine prescription drugs

  • By garfieldrules

    Hi not sure where to post this one. I have just stopped Lyrica yesterday. I was on Lyrica 150mg twice a day. I finished the box up then dropped down 2 weeks ago to Lyrica 75mg twice a day. I finished up 2 sample packs of 14 tablets by yesterday. I was on this through my pain specialist for the chronic daily migraines but it didnt help me in any way. Two weeks ago when I dropped down in dosage I ended up flat in bed for 3 days with severe migraine,upset stomach, really bad aches & low-grade temperature and chills. I have been going through this for the last 3 days as well. My pain specialist never mentioned anything about withdrawel side-affects. I am still suffering bad and just want to scream but I know I have to hang in there & hope it eases soon. I am also on Cymbalta 60mg once a day for depression.

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  • By Ellen Schnakenberg

    garfieldrules – Lyrica is a drug that can be difficult to titrate down from. Without titrating down, it can actually range from dangerous, or even rarely be fatal. This drug deserves lots of respect for sure. Please mention your experience to your doctor right away. It may be that you need to go back on the Lyrica for a while to allow your body to continue to get used to the changes, or it could be a simple case of the flu. Or, it could be that it was helping you after all. Whatever the case is, please get back with us and let us know how you’re doing, okay? 🙂

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  • By andreapierce

    I tried Lyrica but there was no change at all in my migraines. I was taking:
    Imitrex 100mg tabs
    Vicodin 5/500mg tabs x 2
    Xanax .5mg tabs x 2 daily
    Phenergan 25mg tabs
    Citalopram 60mg daily
    Ambien 10mg tabs (as needed when could not get relief from migraine any other way)
    The doctor then changed my Vicodin to Dilaudid (hydromorphone) 2mg tabs x 2 but it did not help.
    Now he has prescribed Percocet 5/325mg tabs x 3 but they are not helping either. 🙁

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi again!

    Please consider seeing a migraine specialist. Opioids are not favored by doctors today for migraine and are used as a last resort measure. Let me share some information with on this topic; https://migraine.com/blog/the-confusion-about-codeineopioids-and-migraine/.

    Why migraine specialists are different is explained in this article; https://migraine.com/blog/how-are-migraine-specialists-different/ and you can find one in this one; https://migraine.com/blog/looking-for-a-migraine-specialist/.

    We don’t have to live like this, there is help out there.
    Nancy

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  • By Fawn Hunkins-Beckford

    Just started 1.5mg of Pizotifen last night for migraine aura. I also have vertigo and am taking meds for that, I believe they may be linked.
    I find the fact Pizotifen is a antiserotonin odd, as I take a SNRI, shouldn’t this effect this anti-depressants ability to reuptake my serotonin?
    Tried researching but due to the brain fog this meds giving me I can’t really figure out how the antiserotinin works and it’s interactions with serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

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