7/9/07 #8 - Recommendation for anxiety and Migraines?

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    I have had migraines for 15 years. Three years ago I started taking 400mg magnesium and 400mg B2. After about 4 months, my migraines were less severe and I was having half as many. I still take this every day. Several months ago I have tried taking something for anxiety, (I really need to take something) I have tried Prozac and Lexapro but with both of them I had awful migraines the whole time and my medicine (Amerge) would not help at all. Is there a reason for this and can you recommend something else that I might be able to recommend to my Doctor? Thank you, Lorraine.

     

    Answer:

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    Dear Lorraine;

    There are about 30-40 million people with anxiety disorders in the USA. Many also have migraines. You may have "worn out" your present triptan medication. Many folks rotate their triptans every few months (i.e., Axert, Relpax, Frova, etc.). EffexorXR may be a good choice for anxiety as well.

     

    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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Published On: July 07, 2007