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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Nortriptylene
Answer: Two possibilities. One is preventive which your doctor is undertaking. Of interest is the fact that nortriptylene(an antidepressant) is often used to prevent migraines-have you tried this with your depression? Also, neurontin is sometimes helpful as is dilantin in occasional patients. I would be reluctant to use beta blockers with your depression, but it may not worsen the depression and is worth a try since they are very effective in migraines. Secondly, are the treatment drugs like Zomig and Imitrex- I assume you are using these with the onset of the migraines? Very, very effective to abort one as it starts. Daily caffeine also helps most migraine sufferers, sometimes even taken as pill(excedrin for example).
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