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Re: depakote for migraines? bookgurl99

Posted by galkeepinon on July 15, 2003, at 21:31:22

In reply to Re: depakote for migraines?, posted by bookgurl99 on July 15, 2003, at 21:23:17

wow, you poor thing-that really sucks-I'm sorry. My aunt suffers from those and Tegretol works well for her although I don't know the mechanisms behind why it works well for her.
I wish I could help you feel better. How often do you get them??? I'm sure you've been asked this.....but what about good ole Topamax:S?? Would that help something like the kind of migraines you get or no?

> >
> > When I get migraines, I take Amerge or Maxalt-they work wonderful for me.
> >
> The kind of 'migraines' that I get are somewhat misnamed; they are basilar artery type and require my vesels to open instead of constrict. So I can't take the regular stuff -- they could push me into a stroke! It's a pisser, huh?
> I'm trying to get into a headache clinic so I can find out about taking a vasodilater (as opposed to vasoconstrictors like imitrex) when I feel an attack coming on.




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