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03 Apr 2006


Just need to know my GP have subscribe that I drink one tablet tripeline at night for my migranes but I am so scared as the first night that I drank it at 7 I could not get up for work and I only drank 1/4 becasue the pharmisist said that it is very strong and I have to travel 60 km to work. Someoen else told me that this is addictave and now I am even more scared to drink this stuff, can you maybe explain to me why he gave me antidepressant for a migraine problem? and if there is an alternative to drink that will not be as addictive?


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01 Jan 0001

Hello Mm,
I don't know that I'd describe it as "very strong" --- in the early days of taking it, you may find it rather sedating, but most people take much larger doses at night, and don't have a problem getting up in the morning. But you don't want to be drowsy when driving. Maybe call your GP and ask about an alternative medication which might be less sadative for you. Trepiline is definitely NOT addictive. Antidepressants are called that because they were originally developed for use in treating depression, but that's not the only condition in which they can be useful, and they are widely used in anxiety and stress reactions, for instance, and through such effects, it can be useful in migraine. But there are numerous other similar meds your GP could choose from.
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