My neurologist started me on 10mgs of amitriptyline last week to try to prevent migraines.
I was getting a migraine about once a week, plus a week long one during my period. Since I started the amitriptyline, I have already had three migraines, that is like a migraine every other day. I have also been having bad muscle aches, but I can deal with that.
Can amitriptyline cause more migraines? And if so, is this a sign that it isnt going to help? I have gotten headaches when starting other meds, but those were just headaches, not full on migraines.
I know it can take weeks for a preventitive to start working, but the constant migraines are killing me. Plus I am not supposed to take my naratriptan (migraine abortive) more than twice a week, woe.
I have already tried verapamil, propanolol and topomax, the verapamil and topamax helped, but I had to stop them because of bad side effects.
Has anyone had a rough start with amitriptyline (or any migraine preventitive) and had it help in the end?