Cyproheptadine User Reviews

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Cyproheptadine User Reviews

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Comment from: Rosarlee47, Published: November 26

I would like to know more about this medication

Comment from: Deaton28, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: April 06

I am currently on this medicine and am very pleased with it. Before using it, I would have 2-3 EXTREMELY SEVERE migraines a week. Since being put on this medicine, I have reduced those numbers to around 1-2 every couple months or so. Although it has caused weight gain, it hasn't caused extreme weight gain. i've gained around 20 pounds. But, i would rather have gained 20 pounds than have migraines every day. I do recommend this medication to all people who suffer migraines =)

Comment from: g2mayfair, 35-44 on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: October 10

My son has been dealing with migraines for a few years and his occurrences seem to correspond with hormone surges (e.g.: when he is getting ready to have a growth spurt). When he was around 10 years old, the doctor prescribed cyproheptadine. At the time he was having around three migraine episodes a week in the form of sleeplessness, nausea or headache, as children can have migraine symptoms that are not headache only. According to his doctor, the goal was to get migraine free for 30 days then to quit taking the cyproheptadine. Apparently, a significant number of children at this age are able to discontinue the med once you break the migraine cycle and will not relapse. It took 90 days on the medication from start to finish and his migraines subsided until a few years later around age 12-13. We decided to research our options before taking the new medications recommended by the neurologist since we want to be cautious about changing a child's brain chemistry with meds. We found studies showing 100mg of Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) and 100mg of Niacin (Vitamin B3) and a study taking 200mg of CoQ10 were all very effective in handling migraines and began him on these instead. After 30 days, the number of migraines significantly decreased to approximately 1 a month and most of the time the headaches can be treated with Excedrin versus something like Imitrex. We also eliminated Nitrites (preservatives), chocolate and caffeine from his diet. It has been months now since he has taken any form of migraine medication and we are backing him off the 100mg B Vitamins and CoQ10. Doing well so far, now age 14. If the migraines return, we will begin 100mg of the B vitamins and 200mg of CoQ10 again or perhaps start with a lower dose at 50mg B vit and 100mg COQ10. Hope this info can help someone else struggling with migraines.

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