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Thread #65794   Message #1958656
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
06-Feb-07 - 01:44 AM
Thread Name: BS: Migraine sufferers, advice please?
Subject: RE: BS: Migraine sufferers, advice please?
GUEST, if you're still hanging around waiting for an answer about amitriptyline, it has worked very well for my son, who started taking it when he was about 8 years old. He is 14 now. His migraines went undiagnosed for at least a couple of years before that and he got them several times a month. He gets breakthrough headaches every so often but (knock wood) lately he hasn't gotten them more than once every few months. He's good at recognizing their approach and if we can get him a motrin, a dark room or something to cover his face, and some sleep (even a power nap will help) then he can get through it pretty well. He started with a very low dose (10mg) and it increased to 25mg for a while. For quite some time now 35mg has been sufficient (we get our Rx mail order so the doctor has to write two prescriptions, one for 10 and one for 25, to be taken together each evening). This drug, taken at much higher levels, is an effective antidepressant. At this low dosage it doesn't affect mood, but it definitely prevents the migraines.