Daily Migraines at 6 a.m. How to stop daily Imitrex and Excedrin?

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I have been having Migraines since I was 4 years old. I am 46 now. With the stress its became worse. Last couple month I have them every day. But what scares me most that they happen at the same time every day - 6am in the morning. For years I am on 25mg Imitrex and Excedrin. Only this combination works. As a preventive I take 100 mg Topamax daily. As soon as I take my "dose" (Imitrex and Excedrin) pain goes away within 30-40 minutes and am able to function all day. But in the morning I wake up with the pain. I feel like my body need this "dose". How can I stop it? If I don't take it, the pain is so severe, I can't even move my head. Thanks a lot, Oksana.

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Dear Oksana;

We've answered your question about stopping daily use of Migraine medications before because it's a common problem. Please take a look at _How to get off the MOH and rebound headache train? _

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