Adam posted a similar poll in 2007 but there are many more members here now and we might get a better idea of what treatment has been working best for people with MAV. If you can post a little detail below about the specific drug or lifestyle change it will make for a good sticky I think for people who want to check out treatment options. Each person can choose up to 3 things.
- Lifestyle changes are number one –– regular sleeping pattern essential, avoidance of food triggers, stress management.
- Exercise –– this is problematic because it can so easily kick off an episode. Must be consistent and build it incrementally over time. It pays off.
- Valium –– the only benzo that works for me without side effects. Used only when necessary.
- Cipramil –– cleaned up dizziness and a lot of MAV but SEs were intolerable in the end. Currently using low-dose Paxil which gives some mood control but little migraine control at the current dose.
All of the other meds I’ve tried (between 15 and 20) from other classes have made me feel much worse in one way or another.
Best … Scott 8)