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Newbie. More frequent headaches -50 yrs


Hi. I’m new to this group. I can really understand all your pain as I too have had migraines for the last 20 years. I’ve tried topiramate but that didn’t help reduce. I’m having about 2 or 3 days a week and over the last year it’s increasing. I now take eletriptan as pain relief. But I’m popping more and more of them which is worrying. Sometimes they don’t work or make me sick. Then nothing works. Also can get very moody (but that might be about the pain more than anything) Has anyone had any experiences with Eletriptan. Or taken too many? Also I’ve not tried Cbd oils. Please can you recommend a good brand to buy online (and dose /how often as its v confusing. Should I start at 8%? ? How many drops a day? Sorry so many questions 😊

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I didn’t find cbd oil very helpful as a preventative or abortive, but it is useful to help me sleep or as an additional tool. Have you been to the national migraine center in London? They do phone consultations too and have been the best thing I have done, they know everything about migraines and headaches. Also there are lots of other preventatives to try and new ones in development, so don’t give up. For me things that have helped have been 400mg riboflavin a day, using the cefaly device (helped a lot to break my migraines from every day to a lot of days :-), being vegetarian and reducing dairy, feverfew, seeing an osteopath, acupuncture (but became to expensive to keep going) and I just had Botox for the first time and it is really helping me. This is the third month and so far I have only taken a triptan once, and aspirin on 3 other days.

Do you know about medication overuse? You should only take triptans maximum 9 days per month and nsaids 15 days per month, never more than 15days total. Also if your abortive medication doesn’t work maybe your stomach is shutting down when you have a migraine, so you might need to either have a different form of medication or take an anti nausea alongside it (this is what I do).

The cbd oil I took is by endoca 3% or 300mg as each drop is 1mg so easy to dose, I was recommended by my herbalist to take 5drops am and pm to start and to build up gradually to maximum 20drops per day.

Hope you find some relief soon.

lillycon in reply to Jeffner

V useful. Thank u.

If you are in the UK, Healthspan now sell CBD oil in capsule form online. It's effective for pain relief, I don't think it claims to be a preventative or abortive, if you get a migraine I would think you could take it as well as normal pain killers? For me that is paracetamol AND ibuprofen at the same time washed down with a SIS Hydro tablet dissolved in water, this replaces electrolytes. Good luck.

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