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Post  gardner50 on Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:12 am

I have had migraines for ever. Finally after seeing numerous Dr’s I found a CNP (Certified Nurse Practitioner) who would work with me. I now have been headache free (except for 2-3 when I was under extreme stress)for over 6 months. I take 50 mg Amitriptyline once a day, 5mg Valium twice a day and Neurontin 60 mg twice a day. I have tried everything including Botox. But my CNP was willing to work with me to try combinations od medications to come up with something that works. I highly recommend CNP’s they actually care about you. it is so nice to have my life back. I know all you migraine suffers can understand that.

Diane Cooper


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Post  Mini on Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:27 am

Diana, I am happy for you that you finally found a relief from pain.
However, I was concerned to see that you have been prescribed Valium, since Valium is strongly addictive and incredibly difficult to get off.

So, I wonder if yo could talk to the nurse and try to find some other alternative, so you are not faced with another serious problem at some later date.

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Post  nicoleb on Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:20 am

Very Happy Very Happy That is GREAT news Diana!

I am on gabipentin (similar to neurotin), along with Effexor (anti depressant) and Prozazin (to Lessen nightmares) and Klonipin. I take Ferocet for break throughs, but the problem is that I have too many break throughs for it to be effective and not cause rebound head aches. I was on a medication from Neuro about a year ago, but I go to the VA, and some of their speciality clinics are too swamped to take effective care of everyone. I have a new appointment with my psych doc (Bipolar w/PTSD) and I think that I can get a new script for that...

Either way- I am happy to hear that there may be a medication combo out there that will work with me, so long as I work on my stress level, and my diet.

Again, I am SO SO glad!


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