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Post  Greeneyes on Fri 26 Aug 2011, 11:40 am

Has anyone tried doxepin for migraine prevention..how did it work for you?

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Post  Cluelesskitty on Sun 09 Oct 2011, 9:27 pm

hey, looks like this post was missed by everyone, so sorry about that Wendy.
I personally never took Doxepin but I think I've heard it being used by some under other name- Sinequan.

I think it is a tri-cyclic antidepressant, similar to amitriptyline. Have you tried that already, and if yes, how's that working for you?

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Post  Greeneyes on Fri 14 Oct 2011, 8:38 am

My PCP said it would help with the insomnia..it would knock out an elephant...hmmm...

Okay, what 's bigger than an elephant? I guess me..didn't make me sleep at all.

Was also told that it would help with the fibromyalgia..waiting...

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Post  Cluelesskitty on Fri 14 Oct 2011, 6:24 pm

Insomnia... hmmm I don't know about Doxepin, but I recall Charlotte being successful with Cymbalta for her insomnia!
hugs, sweetie.

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Post  Greeneyes on Fri 14 Oct 2011, 7:55 pm

He told me to take 6 pills now..said it would knock out an elephant..that what in the world am I? He also said I have too much "brain pain"..so I can take more..okay..don't know what to think about him.. No

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Post  Cluelesskitty on Fri 14 Oct 2011, 8:03 pm

Hmm.. does not exactly evoke any confidence in me, sweetheart.
How many milligrams is in the pill you have right now?

Do you have any way to get booked with someone totally new?

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Post  Greeneyes on Fri 14 Oct 2011, 10:32 pm

Each pill is 25mg..so multiply by 6...

Just a tab bit concerned myself about the medications..the pharmacist told me not to take two of my med together because I could get too much of the SSRI..

I don't know.

Yes, I can choose another Kaiser doctor..just don't know what to do or how I feel... Embarassed No

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Post  Cluelesskitty on Fri 14 Oct 2011, 10:55 pm

Of course! I too, would be majorly confused by a dr who order me to take two conflicting medications Mad

Maybe call him and ask for an explanation - tell him what your pharmacist has told you.
btw 150mg - 6 x 25 = 150mg is not that terrible amount. From what i read online, some pple take up to 300mg.
But not with medication that is contra-indicated, of course.

For most patients with illness of mild to moderate severity, a starting daily dose of 75 mg is recommended. Dosage may subsequently be increased or decreased at appropriate intervals and according to individual response. The usual optimum dose range is 75 mg/day to 150 mg/day.
http://www.rxlist.com/sinequan-drug.htm

Regardless, please do go ahead and change the doctor.
I don't have this opportunity here, but if I did, I would search as long as I would until found someone I could trust.

Perhaps begin by writting down all the medications you've tried so far, how often and in what doses.

Sometimes adjusting the doses, changing the combo does make the difference.
For me, it was switching from Imitrex to Maxalt and taking it together with Percocet (at once). Ether alone won't work.
And for prevention, Topamax started veeerrry slowly. but like, reallyy slowly.

Then, if I may further suggest, write down what conditions were you diagnosed with for sure, what were suspected,
and what was off in your every test you ever did.

Hope that helps, sweetheart Doxepin..for migraine prevention Huggie11

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Post  Greeneyes on Fri 14 Oct 2011, 11:25 pm

I love you Bless you heart Risa..thank you for your kind words, knowledge and help.. You are amazing I love you

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Post  Cluelesskitty on Fri 14 Oct 2011, 11:28 pm

Oh no Wendy, thank you!, but I am not doing anything that anyone else couldn't do !
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Post  Paradox on Sat 15 Oct 2011, 8:46 am

Hi Wendy,

Yes, I tried doxepin. It helped a great deal with sleep, but on the flip side made me very groggy in the morning. And it ended up not helping at all with the migraines.

I went on cymbalta, a different anti-depressant for a different reason, lower back pain. It didn't help my back but Lordy has it helped my migraines!!! Down to 2-3 a month rather than over 15.

Another nice thing...cymbalta is weight neutral.
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Post  Greeneyes on Mon 31 Oct 2011, 12:25 am

I stopped the Doxepin yesterday..I was eating like the Hungry Catepillar..and gained 10 pounds in two weeks..

Ugh..this is the heaviest I have ever been... When I first started the thyroid medication I lost 7 pounds in 1 week..

Grrr..... No

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Post  Cluelesskitty on Mon 31 Oct 2011, 3:41 pm

Oh, no... I hate it when medications have s/e like that.


Not enough we suffer like we suffer, in addition we have to battle weight gain, extreme exhaustion and plethora of other tiring
problems. We can never get a break!

Hopefully now that you've stopped, you'll be back to your natural pre- Doxepin weight. Fingers crossed!

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Post  Greeneyes on Tue 01 Nov 2011, 12:54 am

I feel like my muffin top has a muffin top..I'm not fat, I'm fluffy Embarassed

Wrote my PCP to inform him I stopped the Doxepin for sleep..now I'm supposed to try._____________ good grief No

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