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QUESTION:

I have been suffering with hormonal Migraines for the past ten year. I just went to a headache clinic, and am now trying Frova. I also asked for a pain medication (besides Fiorinal), my doctor prescribed Seroquel, and said it should help with pain and make me drowsy. After checking out why physicians prescribe this drug I am very hesitant to take it. Could you please help me out? I am looking for something to take that will help me to sleep, as when I get a Migraine I do not sleep for 2 days because of pain. Is this Seroquel safe?
Thank you.

REPLY:
One of my good friends and colleagues in Nashville, Dr. Jan Lewis Brandes, has recently published positive data with Seroquel in reducing frequency and severity of Migraines. I have some data with a newer agent (Geodon) in chronic tension-type headaches. Bottom line, all of the members of this family of agents have been published on for Migraine treatment. Don't be put off by the "official" use of the medication! Many agents that have other uses also are very good at reducing Migraines (and pain). Seroquel is especially good at helping sleep patterns, which is really important in controlling runs of Migraines.
John Claude Krusz

 

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