Depakote, Nortryptiline, Verapamil, Sansert, Lithium...

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Posted by John R ( on December 09, 1999 at 03:56:40:

In Reply to: Anti-depressant vs. Anti-seizure meds against CH posted by Shawn on December 08, 1999 at 16:25:16:

No matter what the drug is usually used for, if it's got good success for preventing clusters, I would give it a try. As someone who was chronic when not on something or other, I've been rotated through and back through again lots of combos... Verapamil would work well for long periods (a blood pressure medicine), Lithium has helped at times (an anti-manicdepressive), Depakote results were varied (anti-manicdepressive and anti-seizure), Sansert worked well but with weight gain (an anti-migraine drug--though I've only had clusters, no migraines), prednisone (some sort of steroid?) usually gives me a break for a week or two between the others mentioned...and several I can't even remember.

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