Best migraine medication

What is the best migraine medication you have tried, and why is it the best? I’ve had migraines off and on for years, due to a car accident. The last 2 years, the migraines have cropped up more often and my doctor will prescribe a migraine med for me to have on hand. The problem is, she says that they are all very similar.

Hi there,

  1. Aspirin for headaches and neck pain (up to 1000 mg)

  2. Paroxetine (2.5 mg) for overall stability both physically and emotionally

  3. Valium (2.5-5 mg) for “bad” days and when there’s too much visual vertigo going on

  4. Living a migraine lifestyle as outlined in the MAV Survival Guide

  5. A dose of Milo twice a week (vitamin blast)

  6. Citalopram was a good med in many ways and I stayed on it for years but in the end I could no longer tolerate a few side effects

That’s my formula that I’ve stuck with for over 2 years (Milo for about 3 months) and all is pretty darn good. So there is no one best med for me.

Scott 8)

I am not on any yet, but would love to see what others think :slight_smile:

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  1. A dose of Milo twice a week (vitamin blast)

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Scott, I’m curious - what is this Milo that you speak of? An actual formula or a combo of vitamins?

I’ll chip in on Milo (I’m an Australian, same as Scott).

It’s a malted choc stuff that you add to milk to make a drink:

It’s full of vitamins, protein and calcium.

It stays kind of crunchy in your glass so it’s yummo!

The last really bad migraine lasted 5 days…i went to my dr & he gave me Relpax…within 2hrs my headache was gone. Its good, but very expensive.

In terms of abortive meds, I agree with the post above me about Relpax stuff is so $$ (think it averages out to be $29 a pill), but I take one and within an hour my migraine is gone. I don’t suffer from a “migraine hangover” the next day either