For the past 7 months I've been on Amitriptyline (75mg) and Propranolol (40mg twice daily). The first 3 months were AWFUL! Sleeping every chance I got, terrible dry mouth/throat, no motivation for life, extra irritable, awful acid reflux, no appetite or sex drive. Spoke with my neurologist and he said I needed to choose between living with the side effects or living with the chronic migraine...So I decided to give the meds another chance of taking over my body.
Well I still have all the side effects as before, PLUS I have gained 15 pounds of very unwanted weight and have headaches (non-migraine) almost daily. On the plus side, as long as I take the Amitriptyline approx.12 hrs before I need to wake up the next morning, dragging myself out of bed isn't as bad as it was prior. I am also taking magnesium and vitamin B supplements as well.
This has been a gross experience and I'm about to give up on all the drugs and start from scratch with a Naturopath. Has anyone had any luck with a naturopath? Should I ween myself off these drugs before making an appointment to see one?