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Chronic Migraine

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Hi Folks, I have just had my yearly visit with my Autonomic Specialist assessing my POTS and my declining health situation, and he has recommended commencing preventative treatment for my chronic migraines with a drug called Epilim which is mainly used for epilepsy but has been shown to be effective in treating migraine. I just wondered if there was anyone here who has been put on this drug for the same reason and how effective it was for you. I would appreciate any info regarding this. Lol Helen

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Do you know what the other non-brand name of it is? Sometimes the same drug has different names in different countries.

Michele

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The generic drug name for Epilim is Sodium Valproate. I think anti-epileptic drugs are often used as preventative treatments for migrane - there has been a recent thread about migrane meds.

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Hi Folks, Sorry to confuse you about the drug name but it is called Sodium Valproate. I just wondered if anyone else had been put on it for migraine prevention and if it had been a good success. I'm not too good with meds and when I took my letter to my GP with the prescribed dose recommended, she nearly fell off her seat. She has began me with a small fraction of what I'm supposed to be on and hopefully it will agree with me so it can be increased. So far Ive not been too bad although I'm having some very weird and colourful dreams!

Anyway hope all you guys are doing ok and thanks for your interest!! Lol helen

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NOT TO BE NEGATIVE BUT IT DIDN'T HELP AND PUT ON 45LBS IN LESS THAN 3 MONTHS. BUT REMEMBER EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT IN HOW THEY REACT TO MEDS.

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NOT TO BE NEGATIVE BUT IT DIDN'T HELP AND PUT ON 45LBS IN LESS THAN 3 MONTHS. BUT REMEMBER EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT IN HOW THEY REACT TO MEDS.

Hi, Thanks for your reply!! How long did you stay on the drug and what dose were you taking? I appreciate your negativity as my body has difficulty with drugs too and I find it hard to be positive when trying something new espscially when it seems a bit strong. I am interested in how migraine affects you and if you have had any other help since this didn't work for you? I notice you have autonomic neuropathy. How does that affect you and what are your symptoms?

Thanks Helen

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