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Anyone on Migraine tablets & Anti-depressants?

They say you're not supposed to take them together - ADs (I'm on v small dose of Paroxetine) but don't take it when I have to take Sumitriptan for migraine because of increased susceptibility to Seroxat Syndrome. But I have had so many migraines lately I'm starting to get the AD withdrawal 'cricket' noises in my head.

Also I have a painful arm and wondered if this is to do with my meds.

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I take celexa and amytryptaline daily. I take the amytryptaline for dizziness but it's for migraines. I recommend feverfew an herb for migraines, since I started taking it five months ago my headaches have gotten so much better.

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Alas feverfew has never worked for me - I have to have something really powerful and only Sumitriptan works the best but not if you don't catch it early enough

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Hi FoggyMoggy. I noticed Excedrin migraine works good for me. I was prescribed Sumitriptan for my migraines. I take a trio actually when it first begin, which is Sumitriptan, 3 gel Advils, and another pill for nausea, but sometimes I take just the Excedrin migraine, and it works great.Do you drink a lot of tea are sofas?

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I've not heard of Excedrin, Valachia, but great that you found it works :) I am lucky that I don't get sickness with mine and really feel for those who do. I drink about 3 or 4 cups of tea a day but they don't give me migraines. I think my trigger this time was hormonal. My other triggers are fatigue, travel, stress, alcohol and strong smells

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FoggyMoggy, I use to drink a lot of tea daily, that's why I asked you about it. I see you mentioned, fatigue, travel, stress,alcohol, and strong smells, but tea can trigger migraines. I had to find it out on my own, and it took me 3 years to do so. Well why don't you try leaving the tea alone for a week to see, and do you see a neurologist ? A neurologist will do a migraine log that tracks your migraines, it consist of what you drink and eats 3 times a day, and when the headache came, etc

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Hi Valachia, no, it categorically isn't tea in my case otherwise I would be having them every day. I have left it off before. Tea actually has very good things in it too. Now if you'd have said coffee that's another matter. I don't drink that as it gives me palpitations or did do in the past. I worked out for myself that it wasn't the caffeine either but something else that they put in processed coffee because decaffeinated coffee had same effect. As I say I know what my triggers are: stress, fatigue, travel, alcohol, strong synthetic smells, hormones and too much time on computer. I do my own diaries. I've never been referred to a neurologist. Seems it's a lottery - probably postcode - how you get referrals

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Your primary care doctor can refer you to one, are you may can make an appointment on your own, it depends on the kind of insurance you have, but, just try finding one that doesn't need an referral,

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I think you aren't in the UK. We don't have insurance here (yet), thank God, though the government would love it if we did :(

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And it is Excedrin migraine, I think it is in the red box, not the regular Excedrin.

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