Medications effective for Bipolar II and Migraines?

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    Some research indicates a very high correlation between migraines and Bipolar II.  Are there any medications that are effective for someone with co-existing conditions? Jan.





    Dear Jan;


    Good question! Yes, there are medications that can be used for both bipolar disorder and Migraine prevention. Those that come to mind most readily are the neuronal stabilizing agents, aka anticonvulsant medications, such as Depakote, Lamictal, and possibly Lyrica. The best way to explore these options would be to have the doctors who treat you for bipolar disorder and Migraines consult with each other, preferably through a conference call with you so you can be part of the decision-making process.

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Published On: February 01, 2009