Was prescribed atenolol just over 2 weeks ago in an attempt to prevent migraines. Had 2 fantastic weeks but then got an attack. However, it didn't seem to last as long and the after-effects disappeared really quickly so I'd like to keep taking it just to see if it has a similar effect again. (I can't have propanolol due to problems with other medications I've tried in the past).
I've also been prescribed rizatriptan - haven't had any success with previous triptans but GP said it was perhaps because those were in tablet form and wouldn't be absorbed very well, whereas rizatriptan is a self-dissolving wafer so would get into the system better & quicker. So I took one - unfortunately I was nearly sick from the overly sweet toothpastey taste. The headache went but I had horrendous nausea for several hours which I don't usually get. Was out shopping at the time & had to drag myself home, felt like a zombie. Not the most practical drug to take!
I'm a bit scared to take it again.