I have had cluster headaches since I was 14. I am also a female. Calan has worked as a preventive for some years now. But I need a very high dose & my Doctor does not approve. Are there any new preventive treatments now? Trying to make this short & sweet. I don't even like to talk about them, much less write it down. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you. Jenny.
Some of the so-called "anticonvulsants" (neuronal stabilizing agents) have been very helpful with few side effects. But most physicians who aren't headache specialists won't be comfortable with these agents (i.e., Keppra, Depakote). Find a headache expert to talk to.
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Published On: April 09, 2007