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Just want to re-emphasize for those who missed the memo... Keto works.
I have gone onto a very low carb diet to lose weight and lost a bunch of kilos
That's all very well and grreat, but that isn't what keeps me on it.
Previously I had about a couple of migraines a week.
Now they down to less than one per month.
And relatively minor events too.
The idea is you don't actually need Carbohydrates to live. You can't live without fats, proteins and vitamins... but carbs are merely an energy source. (You can burn fats or protein for energy).
Keto diets were original worked out for kids with epilepsy, but they work for quite a few people with migraines.
See http://www.reddit.com/r/keto for more info.
Can Neurontin cause neuropathy?
By original guy
Could taking Neurontin for extended periods of time actually cause neuropathy or nerve pain? I took 1800 mg per day for a couple of years off label for anxiety. Then a couple of years ago my doctor decided to wean me off Neurontin to try other things as I was having too many side effects. Ever since then I have had a lot of weakness/numbness and weird pain in my thighs, along with mild twitching, and burning pain in my lower legs like there's ants crawling around inside me. I never had any problems like this prior to taking it and it only started when I stopped taking it. It's been over a year since I got off it completely and the symptoms only continue to worsen. Could I have induced this condition taking neurontin off label like that and by stopping it my brain overreacted or something strange like that? It did cause significant edema when I was on it. Could that have put pressure on my nerves?
Anyone taking desvenlaxafine successfully for migraine treatment (Pristiq/Exsira)
I've been on desvenlaxafine (Pristiq/Exsira) 50 mg for the past two weeks. I am taking it as an antidepressant, but hoped that it will help with my migraines. I get at least two a week nowadays, and quite severe, so that I cannot go in to do my work (I am a PhD student, so at least I have some leniency now). I was on Brintellix for depression and it made my headaches worse, so I dumped it for Exsira.
Does anybody have success stories with the desvenlaxafine? I seem to have a chronic headache as well, since I started the meds. My doctor said to stick it out and see if it gets better x(
Does it get better??
My effective cocktail
Hey guys I'm relatively new here. I've been on many different medications and med combinations in the past. So just curious if any of you have ever been on a cocktail similar to mine. So far it has worked wonders. I've been on this combination for months. The weight gain from the remeron was hard to deal with, but eating better and exercise helped that, and the munchies I got from it became less and less over time.
Propranolol instant release 80mg 3 times a day (I used to take this 3 times a day, but now have weaned myself down to once a day when needed. The whole idea of taking a 'heart medication' still sketches me out. But apparently propranolol has a low side effect profile, I think? Lol)
Gabepentin 300mg 3 times a day (however my doc for some reason gives me a monthly script of 270 300mg pills)
Remeron 30mg at night
Effexor ER 150mg in the Am ( apparently the combo of effexor and remeron is called 'California rocket fuel')
A little bit about me. I have depression and generalized anxiety, and currently being tested for possible bipolar disorder. I have had severe substance abuse issues in the past so I have to go the non narcotic route.