I've been on my new medication of Amitriptyline now for about a month. Looking back over my migraine diary - I'd have to say, I'm pretty pleased with the results!
I'm also working with a new diagnosis of transformed migraines, which was a little difficult for me to grasp at first, since 80% of transformed migraines is due to overusing medication. Not so in my case. Mine, I believe was more from my sleep patterns and needing to take a closer look at my diet (which really doesn't have anything to do with it, but it helped)
So I've been on 75mgs of Topamax with 20mgs of Amitriptyline and I've only had 9 migraines in the past month. That's really good considering that 4 days were menstrual and the first time I'd hit the placebo week since switching birth control. (currently on Jolessa so I'd gone 3 months before a placebo week).
I go back to my neurologist on March 11th and we will take it from there. I am curious to see what his thoughts are on my progress.
I've gone from 2-3 or sometimes 4 migraines in a week to an average of 1 a week. So that's a big improvement. Yes, there is still more room to improve, but I'm happy that I've come this far. Sometimes it's worth it to take the baby steps then to go whole hog into something. I think this has just proved it to me.
I've been able to back off taking Skelaxin as often too! I don't seem to have as many tension type headaches as I was, which is great! I really feel I'm finally making some improvement. I think I've only taken 1 Skelaxin in the last 2 weeks! How cool is that! This is down from like 6 a week, or more!!!!
So, I'll keep ya posted on what next week brings and what my neuro says.
Thanks for taking the time to read!!!
Published On: February 25, 2008