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I've stopped taking Inderal - migraine returning?
Hi everyone,

I have taking Inderal for migraines for roughly a year now. I started on 2 x 3 times a day and then went up to 3x 3 times a day (recommended by my neurologist). I went to visit my GP and she recommended that I try and lower my dosage to 2 x 3 times a day and then eventually down to 1 x 3 times a day (on account of the fact that the tablets seemed to be giving me bad nightmares). I have just started taking 1 x 3 times a day and I've noticed that my headaches have started to come back. I have had a pain in my head behind my left eye for the last week which eventually turned into a migraine headache last night. I would love to be able to wean myself off Inderal tablets but I am very surprised at how quickly my headaches have come back now that i'm down to only 3 a day. Could this just be my body getting used to the new dosage (that might stop after a while?), could it be withdrawal symptoms from not taking as many tablets or will I need to keep taking Inderal in order to stop my migraines?

If anyone has any experience with this i would really appreciate any advice.

Many thanks,

Lorraine.
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2190999 tn?1436667455
Hi Lori,

I think all of your questions are valid. Maybe your neurologist would be the best person to ask. I would probably let your neuro doc manage the Inderal dosing.

I dont have any direct experience with Inderal, but just wanted to say that if a side effect of medicine makes you miserable, its ok to talk to your doc about using a different med. Its often trial-and-error with our meds until we find one that works best. Symptom control is great, as long as the side effects dont create a new problem.

Hope you feel better tomorrow.
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i stop taking inderal and i take maxalt wafer so when i have a migraine i take 2 co-codamol 30-500 and take a maxalt wafer that melts on my tongue , and it does help it cuts the pain rite down pretty quick x
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Hi Midijane, thanks so much for your response! Luckily the pain went away a few days ago so I think it might have actually been something different, maybe like sinuses or something so a huge relief to know that I wasn't getting my migraines back! Thanks for your help! x
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Thanks a million for your response playboy953, I'll probably keep cutting down on inderal until i can stop taking them so it's great to know different alternatives! Thanks a million x
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