My mother (55 y/old) has been struggling with massive migraines her whole life. She gets hit with them hard in the winter and when a pressure system comes through. She has went through many doctors and had multiple MRI's and scans to figure out what is wrong. They speculated the migraines may have been caused by her rheumatic fever she had as a child. By definition my mother was used as a guinea pig. She has been prescribed tons of 'breakthrough' medications to help with her migraines. She is either allergic, like with Imitrex, or her side effects are so bad they have no other option but to take her off the medicine. Her current drug is Propranolol 40mg at a 1/2 dose. She started off taking a full dose, that only made her bed ridden and has worsen her menopausal symptoms 10 fold. Even with the 1/2 dose she has a hard time just getting out of bed in the morning. She is so fed up with nothing working and she just wants relief. Is there any medicine that can take away her pain for the type of migraines she gets? Please help!View Thread
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