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Antidepressants & Migraines – A Potentially Dangerous Drug Combination

COMBINING ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND MIGRAINE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS Taking antidepressants, like Pristiq, along with certain migraine medications can lead to dangerous and even life-threatening side-effects. Many people who suffer from depression also suffer from migraine headaches. Unfortunately, the mechanism of action of many antidepressants is to increase serotonin (a feel-good neurotransmitter) levels in the brain. Triptan drugs like Imitrex, which are used to reduce or end the pain of a migraine attack also work by stimulating serotonin receptors. This combination of antidepressants...
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Do Migraine Medications Actually Increase Migraines?

REBOUND HEADACHES: Can Some Migraine Medications Increase The Number and Frequency of Migraines? Rebound headaches from prescription and over-the-counter migraine headache medications – what you need to know! Many chronic migraine sufferers resort to taking prescription medicines called triptans when a migraine gets out of control. These medicines are used “acutely.”  This means you take them when you already have a migraine you want to try to stop.  These drugs do not prevent migraines from occurring. In fact, not only...
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