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- 1. Meds with FDA Approval to Treat Migraines, Other Headaches, Fibromyalgia and various types of Neuropathic Pain
- 2. Other Meds with FDA Approval to Treat Migraines, Other Headaches, and Neuropathic Pain
- 3. Meds Commonly Used Off-Label to Treat Migraines, Other Headaches, and Neuropathic Pain
- 4. Meds not Available in the US Approved to Treat Migraines & Neuropathic Pain
- 5. Devices and other Non-Medication Treatments Proven to be Effective in Treating Migraines & Neuropathic Pain
1. Meds with FDA Approval to Treat Migraines, Other Headaches, Fibromyalgia and various types of Neuropathic Pain
Most drugs used to treat pain1 are either antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) or antidepressants that have a positive effect on the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, usually SNRIs like Cymbalta or TCAs like amitriptyline. AEDs are also used to prevent migraines.
|Brand/Trade name||generic name||Approvals|
|carbamazepine||carbamazepine||Trigeminal Neuralgia, Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia|
|Cymbalta||duloxetine hydrochloride||Fibromyalgia, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain, Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain|
|Depakote||divalproex sodium||Migraine prophylaxis|
|divalproex sodium||divalproex sodium||Migraine prophylaxis|
|duloxetine hydrochloride||duloxetine hydrochloride||Fibromyalgia, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain, Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain|
|Lyrica||pregabalin||Postherpetic Neuralgia, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia|
|pregabalin||pregabalin||Postherpetic Neuralgia, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia|
|Stavzor||valproic acid delayed release||Migraine prophylaxis|
|Tegretol||carbamazepine||Trigeminal Neuralgia, Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia|
|valproic acid delayed release||valproic acid delayed release||Migraine prophylaxis|
Medicated For Your Protection
- Zomig (zolmitriptan)
- Amerge (naratriptan hydrochloride)
- Frova (frovatriptan succinate)
- Axert (almotriptan malate)
- Relpax (eletriptan hydrobromide)
- Imitrex (sumatriptan)
- Maxalt (rizatriptan benzoate)
- Bayer Extra Strength Asprin
- Cambia (diclofenac potassium)
- Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA)
- Migranal (dihydroergotamine mesylate)
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3. Meds Commonly Used Off-Label to Treat Migraines, Other Headaches, and Neuropathic Pain
|Brand/Trade name||generic name||Approved Indications||Off-Label Uses|
- flunarizine - a calcium-channel blocker (like verapamil) and antihistamine approved to treat migraines
5. Devices and other Non-Medication Treatments Proven to be Effective in Treating Migraines & Neuropathic Pain
- Acupuncture. That’s right, acupuncture really does work for some things.
- While the data are somewhat mixed, acupuncture seems to work more often than not in the large, controlled studies.
- Acupuncture also has side effects. Not just ones related to being poked with sharp, and occasionally electrified needles, but things like vertigo, fainting, and abdominal distension.
- The Cefaly, an anti-migraine tiara. It may be the greatest thing ever for migraines, but it looks like something out of Logan’s Run.
- Lifestyle management - still one of the most effective methods to prevent migraines.
- Cannabis - 99% of what medical marijuana advocates claim is utter bullshit2. Chronic pain is one of the very few things cannabis is actually good for.
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2 Which is the main reason we don't discuss medical MJ on the forum. It turns into a holy war time sink. A close second is that smoking, or however you like to ingest your pot is one of the worst things anyone with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia can do. I'm positive all the pot I smoked is one of, if not the main reason I'm now treatment-resistant. I'm all for the full relegalization of cannabis and people who aren't as crazy as I am getting as high as they want to as often as they want to. I just want a warning label on it regarding bipolar and schizophrenia - even if 1% of pot-smoking nutjobs, at best, would pay attention to it - and more of the tax revenue that goes for mental health treatment programs to go to something other than drug rehab programs.
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