I just found this forum and it has been an absolute godsend. I started getting migraines in my teens, but only ~2/month, always in the first few days of my period (menstrual migraine). Over the years, the migraines have been increasing in frequency. 15 years later (I'm 30), I am getting >2/week and they don't seem to have a regular trigger. Staring at a computer screen for hours seems to cause some, but they also come on weekends/holidays/when I'm sleeping. They don't have an aura, thank god, but are still wrecking my work life, exercise, and personal life. Immigran (sumatriptan) will knock them out, but I can't take it all the time (don't want to develop rebound headaches).
I want to start taking a preventative and have been shopping around. Read a lot of positive things about amitriptyline on other forums, but most posts here seem to have negative experiences. Anyone have positive results from amitriptyline? I'm wary of beta-blocker and topamax side-effects. Thanks for your thoughts. I realize my migraines are very minor compared to some of you! I can't even imagine how hard it must be.
Love to all