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Pizotifen vs. propranolol for migraines

(6 Posts)
AtheneNoctua Mon 21-Jul-08 13:28:02

Tell me you experience please.

AtheneNoctua Mon 21-Jul-08 18:11:41

So no one wants to talk about migraines today? sad

Bonifacio Tue 22-Jul-08 10:47:09

Hi AThene, I have never taken propranolol for migraines. But I wasn't aware it was prescribed for that. I got mine prescribed for anxiety. It is supposed to slow the heart rate down.

Hopefully someone more knowledgable will be able to help you soon!

giraffeski Fri 25-Jul-08 16:42:12

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Pheebe Fri 25-Jul-08 17:04:50

I took propanolol briefly for recurrent migraines. Within a week I was clinically depressed and had to stop immediately. It was awful and very frightening, I'd never felt like that before or since. Apparently it is a potential side effect.

AnAngelWithin Fri 25-Jul-08 17:06:59

i have had both. pizotifen did nothing to help. i am now on propanalol 80mg. did make me tired to start with but ok now. i also found that i was able to come off my ADs as the propanalol chilled me out. I think they lower your blood pressure. I haven't had a single migraine since i started on it and if i get a slight headache, good old paracetamol works fine now!!

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