l was diagnosed with chronic migraine last year after experiencing aura/optic migraines for over 10 years and initially not knowing what they were.
l’ve been referred to a neurologist but the waitlist is long, l have some concerns over whether beta blockers are a good idea for me, but my PCP strongly recommends them.
Right now l’m on Pamelor, have tried Topamax, and take Imitrex when an attack hits. The preventatives l’ve tried so far aren’t as helpful as l would like.
Is it possible to try beta blockers and not take this medication every day? l’m 35, tend toward low blood pressure and dizziness, on the thin side.
Very afraid of passing out in the shower or something and l live alone.
l’ve also read about the cognitive side effects which scare me a bit. In addition, it doesn’t seem like even casual consumption of alcohol is safe in combination with them.
l’d prefer to try alternatives, but at times l become impatient and just want to try what works and not worry about side effects.