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Feb 22, 2016 7:00 PM

I saw the neurologist today. I have chronic migraines. I have to take amitriptyline 75 mg everyday for the next year at least. At the end of a year I can wean off it and risk the migraines coming back or stay on it for a few years. The pain in my wrists is likely separate from the migraines and I still go for nerve conduction testing on March 4.

Feb 22, 2016 8:39 PM

That's relieving to get a diagnosis! I pray the meds work, and the EMG shows answers too. 🙂💕🙏🌼

Feb 22, 2016 9:01 PM

Let me know how the amrt... stuff... works for you. One of my docs suggested it but I know nothing about it and hate musical meds. It's my least favorite game.

Feb 22, 2016 9:17 PM

Thanks Flappys :) I started amitriptyline 10 days ago on a lower dose (25 mg). I did have three days with 1.5 hours without a headache! I look forward to seeing what the greater dose does.

Feb 22, 2016 9:43 PM

fireryed I had chronic migraines about 4 years ago and I was having about 15 or more headache days a month. I went to a neurologist and first she gave me imitrex to use when I had the migraine but then he put me on a medication called propranolol. It's a beta blocker but ever since I've been on it I rarely have migraines anymore. I just wanted to let you know because it was a lifesaver for me.

Feb 22, 2016 10:29 PM

Sorry was reading comments. I meant to write this to CDNgirl37.

Feb 22, 2016 10:44 PM

CDNgirl, I am sorry you had to deal with migraines. My wife deals with them all the times. Several years ago, I showed no compassion to her because I did not get headaches. I really did not think anything of them. When I have had them, it had been real mild. But then for a month and a half, I got two or three headaches that I don't think quite reached migraine status. But it was really bad. It was like a seven and hurt the whole side of my head. The worst for me was, I became seriously nauseas. I hate having a sick stomach and throwing up. But the intense pai was bad. I thought my head was going to explode. So after that passed. I came to this major conclusion. I was a huge big JERK. I couldn't believe in my lack of compassion and empathy that I have. That is why I say empathy is based on knowledge. I had no knowledge of them and my wife never described them to me. So I am so sorry that you have had to deal with these terrible events. They are quite torturous.

But I am happy that they have given you some medicine that has started to work. I hope that it keeps working and works better as they increase your dosage. Best wishes to you.

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