Posted by: Purple | 2012-09-04

Maxalt &  Cipralex follow up

Thanks for the information.

I''ve read the link (I had to google some of the medical terms, but I think I''m following).

I don''t seem to have the listed symptoms, but I''ve printed out and written onto the paper what I took and when just in case.

I did do some odd things yesterday - forgetting to pack socks for my sons sport (so he had to play soccer with shin pads, boots and no socks), and I have a stiff neck and back (still today) - but that just may be normal for mothers of toddlers and given that I have no other listed symptoms think I''m OK.

I took the cipralex in the morning and I took the Maxalt in the evening. I see that the time the drugs stay in the body might mean that this wouldn''t have been a help, but assume that as cipralex is taken 24 hourly and I took the maxalt at the 12 hour mark that I was half way between two doses and so it might have been at its lowest concentration in my body. (sjoe).

I''m not going to rush off to the doctor in a panic now, but at my next visit will definitely as for a different and more suitable migraine medicine to keep on hand for attacks. My migraines are really severe and I drool and appear to have something somewhere between a seizure and a stroke, so that, and the pain which is fairly similar to child birth (quite by accident I had drug free births), means that I am rather keen to halt an attack in progress when I get the aura (I always get an aura). THankfully I don''t get migraines often.

Thank you so much for your prompt and excellent help and sharing of information.


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Thank you for the feedback. I think that you should consider consulting a neurologist to investigate your severe migraines, as there might be an underlying cause. It will be worth while to have an EEG done, to exclude the possibility of epilepsy.


Dr Anrich

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