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New Meds...
« on: Apr 17th, 2008, 10:11pm »
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I was on Propanol, as previously indicated.  No luck with it.  Well it did prevent any headaches, but I was dizzy and lightheaded, and sleepy... I asked my doctor for something else.  She put me on Verapamil 240MG ER.  So far no dizzyness or lightheadedness.  So thats a bummer, a bit sleepy still.  That I am guessing is going to fade away with time once I am used to the meds.  So far no headaches, some shadows, but using my 02 @ 7lpm with a non-rebreather mask has gotten rid of those.
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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #1 on: Apr 17th, 2008, 10:23pm »
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on Apr 17th, 2008, 10:11pm, scorpiorisingina2 wrote:
I was on Propanol, as previously indicated.  No luck with it.  Well it did prevent any headaches, but I was dizzy and lightheaded, and sleepy... I asked my doctor for something else.  She put me on Verapamil 240MG ER.  So far no dizzyness or lightheadedness.  So thats a bummer, a bit sleepy still.  That I am guessing is going to fade away with time once I am used to the meds.  So far no headaches, some shadows, but using my 02 @ 7lpm with a non-rebreather mask has gotten rid of those.

 
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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #2 on: Apr 17th, 2008, 10:24pm »
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That's a low level for verapamil, don't be suprised if you have to ramp it up a bit. If the oxygen starts to lose it's effectiveness, consider ramping it up to 15 LPM. Glad to hear you're getting some relief, here's hoping you're coming to the end!!!
 
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 17th, 2008, 11:32pm »
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The piece that regulates the amount of 02 given out only goes up to 8lpm.  So I guess if it doesn't work as well after a while I will talk to my doctor about getting one that will go higher.
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 18th, 2008, 12:02am »
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I too took propranolol - very briefly-  i was skeptical when my first neuro ( who has since been fired and replaced by a neuro who knows what they are talking about)  put me on it-  Propranol never prevented any headaches for me
 
Good luck with verap-  have been having great success with it but at a  higher dose ( 660 mg)  
 
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« Reply #5 on: Apr 18th, 2008, 10:17am »
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on Apr 17th, 2008, 10:23pm, Jonny wrote:

 
Huh?....am I reading this wrong?
 
It must be me.....im going to bed!  

 
 
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 18th, 2008, 1:42pm »
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Propanol is an old migraine med which was used for CH many years ago--and demoted to the junk pile some time ago.
 
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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #7 on: Apr 18th, 2008, 2:04pm »
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on Apr 17th, 2008, 10:11pm, scorpiorisingina2 wrote:
I was on Propanol, as previously indicated.  No luck with it.  Well it did prevent any headaches, but I was dizzy and lightheaded, and sleepy... I asked my doctor for something else.  She put me on Verapamil 240MG ER.  So far no dizzyness or lightheadedness.  So thats a bummer, a bit sleepy still.  

 
 
Huh?  I think maybe this is part of the problem that both Jonny and Gator are confused, as am I.  It's a "bummer" that you no longer have dizzyness or lightheadedness?
 
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I think a little clarification on that statement might help.
 
I can't speak to the Verapamil dosage because I've never used it.  But, I can speak to the oxygen levels.  7 lpm is very low, and, based on many posts and feedback, is just about useless to quickly abort a hit.  Most of us who do use o2 have regulators that go to at least 15 lpm, and we all can abort a hit within minutes.  Check in to getting another regulator with your doc.  If he/she balks, they can be bought on e-bay very cheaply.
 
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on Apr 17th, 2008, 10:11pm, scorpiorisingina2 wrote:
 So far no dizzyness or lightheadedness.  So thats a bummer, .

 
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on Apr 19th, 2008, 9:33am, chewy wrote:

 
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