I’ve been suffering from migraine for over 30 years. I’ve been taking anti-depressants for almost 10 years, most recently Venlafaxine (since 2008, 225 mg/d). Two weeks ago I started changing from Venlafaxine to Wellbutrin, because of side effect. AT present I’m in the first stage of the switch: taking 150 mg of Wellbutrin together with 150 mg. of Venlafaxine (reduced from 225 mg./d that had been my usual dosage). For the last week I’ve been having an unending migraine.
COuld this be the result of the reduced Venlafaxine? I should mention that last year I tried reducing the Venlafaxine similarly, to 150 mg/d for 3 mos.) and didn’t have extra migraines.
If the switch of drug is responsible,, will the migraines go away when my serotonin levels stabilize after I finish phasing out the Venlafaxine?
Finally: what can I do NOW to relieve the migraine?