Nitroglycerin stopping migraines


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    I was put on nitroglycerin patches 5 months ago and much to my amazement, my migraines have stopped! Has anyone else had this experience? I used to have 8 – 12 migraines a month, so this is really significant! I want to know if this will keep the migraines at bay or is it just a temporary side effect? If it is not, then other people need to know about this!!

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    Hi slapril,

    Thank you for your question and being part of our discussion forum! Welcome.

    I do know nitroglycerin can trigger a migraine attack, but I’ve not heard of it preventing them. Having said that, that doesn’t mean it’s not possible.

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed for your continued success of reduced migraine frequency and severity.


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      Actually, I am looking for someone who the nitro has helped head wise as well. I suffer from intracranial hypertension, and severe pressure headaches. Low n behold was on nitro for chest pain, and it actually made my headaches better, way better, like it opened things up finally.

  • #88364

    Hi Ceceham,

    OK, I follow you now. I’ve not hear of that for intracranial hypertension, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. I also have IH and a bit of weight loss has helped a bit. Of course the ringing in my ears still persists….


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