National Migraine Centre
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Yesterday I was diagnosed with 'Migraine with Brainstem Aura'.

I am 60 in a few days and suffered from Menstrual Migraine, without aura, in my 20s and 30s, but nothing like this. I'd been referred to a Stroke Specialist because of the severity of my symptoms!

I am to commence lamotrigine shortly and would appreciate anyone sharing their experiences with the regime, efficacy, side effects, how long it takes before benefits are felt etc.

Thank you.

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You didn't read my post properly! I haven't had menstrual migraine in 30 years - that boat has long sailed!!!

I have migraine with brainstem aura and am just commencing lamotrigine. It's that particular medication I'm asking about.

As for cannabis oil - I think I need to wait and see what effect the lamotrigine has, don't you? Otherwise, I wouldn't know what was working and what wasn't.

Thanks anyway.


The symptoms are way too serious to try a natural way.

Headache and flashing lights are the least of my problems.

I know all the risks - there's no other option.

I really need to talk to someone who's using lamotrigine.


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