So..update. She started it. Had worked up to 1,000 mg..became very hostile. Spoke with her doctor, lowered to 500 mg. She began experienced side pain and then began to sob and took to the bed. The side pain eased. But, she was still sobbing. Of course, the doctor was gone for the holidays and had no one covering his calls. I made an executive mom decision. Since she was on the lowest dose possible, no more. I had her stop taking it. Over 24 hours later, she was feeling better. I told her to start taking the Elavil again and have left a message for her doctor to contact us with the next step. Keppra is terrible.
When i was put on keppra to start as i am highly medication sensitive i was like Lynn and had to start with 250 mg and increased by 250 mg each 2 weeks. Yes with keppra it does cause short fuse issues. With being on another medication for me with effects are increased. It is a struggle when they keep changing medications and trying the next one on the list. I know with elavil if she is getting help with it but struggling with less side effects there is the sister which is supposed to be a little easier nortriptyline.
Her migraine is caused from post concussion syndrome and has proven very difficult to treat. We are almost a year out from the initial head trauma and she has had 1.5 days without a headache. She has been on Cymbalta and it caused her to bleed from her lips and have a crying jag. She has done the TX360. She has been extremely compliant in all he wants to do. The elavil doesn't help with the migraines but it does help her sleep. I am still waiting to see what the next drug is...
I read somewhere that in clinical trials, ginger was as effective as sumatriptan in tackling a migraine attack. Its anti inflammatory and apparently alleviates the pressure on your brain. That being said, last time I had an attack I tried boiling some ginger root in water and drinking it and while it did make a little difference I wouldnt say it's as effective as zolmitriptan. Although, it didn't trigger all the nasty aide effects that zolmitriptan does.