This is the big question. I know everyone is different, but having tried a lot going back 15 years, I am now about to go over the doctors and ask to try one again. Which one?
In the past these are the ones I tried and the effects I got:
Propanalol (some improvement but as soon as I got up to over 40 mg a day nausea, insomnia and diaraah).
Tynelol (did nothing)
Atenalol (25 mg) very tired sleepy and migraine
Epilem (felt sick and raised temperature and heavy sleep)
Gabapentin (felt very sick)
Flunarazine (Lot more dizziness)
Verapamil (20 mg) Very dizzy for two weeks
Prothiaden 150 mg helped a little, no side effects originally, but when tried it again at 25 mg, could not tolerate it
Amitryptyline three quarter of tablet at night (of 10 mg) for 2 months
Helped a little with dizziness but couldnt wake up till 3 in afternoon, now if I take it, it helps me sleep but wake with thumping headache
Imipramine Total insomnia for 3 weeks
Nortryptiline Spots and lumps rash on chest, constipated and sweating
Lorifipramine 70 mg Constipated, tiredeness dizziness and headache as bad and sweating
Trazadone Dizzy and hungover and migraine
Seroxat 10mg for 4 days (Terrible non stop migraine for 4 days)
Cypromil (horrendous migraine with flashing lights)
Sanomigran for 7 weeks up to 4 x 0.5 mg a day. Helped major migraine but waking with hangover head, gave me paralyzed sleep, tried again more recently and didnt work.
I would be interested to hear others experiences with the various preventatives, perhaps one will stand out as being superior!! My gut feeling is to go with the verapamil as it seems the one everyone tries for MAV. I have found out since that I have low blood sugar and lowish blood pressure so maybe this was affecting the preventatives and I can try and control this more now.