I am on the 25th day of migraine. I take Imitrex 100mg tablets for the pain. I saw my neurologist on day 10 and he prescribed Depakote 250mg at bedtime. He also scheduled me for a sleep study, showing mild sleep apnea. Apparently I stop breathing about 12 times per hour, but no lowered blood oxygen levels. On my next visit to the neurologist, (day 20 of migraine) he increased the Depakote to 500mg daily and said I have no other options besides another preventative medication called Topamax. Can you help?
Thank you for your continued efforts. Michael.
Depakote taken as your doctor has prescribed it may help prevent future Migraines, but it's not going to stop your current Migraine. Switching to Topamax or any other preventive is not the answer to stopping the current Migraine either. One of the best methods of stopping such a long Migraine is IV infusion treatment. There are several medications that can safely be used this way, ...
Although triptans are a marked improvement over previous treatment options, many Migraineurs have not been fully satisfied with their results. Some do not achieve full relief from triptans, and the recurrence of Migraines within 24 hours of the first dose has been common. With the patents on sumatriptan nearing their expiration, both generics of the current forms – injections, tablets, and nasal spray – and other medications containing sumatriptan are now in development and testing. The results involving Trexima, one such medication that is a combination of sumatriptan and naproxen, have now been published. Read Study Finds Sumatriptan-Naproxen Combination More Effective against Migraine Attacks .
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