Just wanted to share the good news about the progress I have made on Pitzotifen. I have struggled with various symptoms for 7.5 years and only diagnosed about 2 months ago with Vestibular Migraine. This is the first drug I have ever tried and I started on 0.5mg, progressing the dose every 2 weeks and now on 2mg a day. I am 90% better and so so happy that my life is almost back to normal. I have no plans to increase the dose as would prefer to just tolerate the minimal symptoms I have now. I have also been cutting out some of the foods on the migraine diet, namely caffeine and msg. I have been walking every day for just over a week also for about 45 minutes which I think is helping also.
I saw a naturopath last week and have sent a section of my hair off to be analysed so looking forward to receiving those results as I’m sure they will be interesting.
One thing I would say to people potentially trying Pitzotifen is to not be put off by possible side effects. I was a bit anxious at first as I really do not like taking any type of medication. The neurologist told me the main side effects are tiredness and weight gain. I noticed a slight tiredness in the beginning and also felt a bit more hungry but I just didn’t give into that hunger and after a couple of weeks the side effects have totally passed. I know this is not the case for everyone but I do think it’s important not to be looking for side effects that might not even appear in you, as we are all so different.
Not sure how long I will have to be on this medication but planning to introduce Vit B2 soon so may drop back down to 1.5mg at that time and see how I go from there.
Wishing all of you reading this good health