The main medication I'm trying for migraine prevention is something called Vimpat. I don't seem to be having any success with it, but according to my specialist it has helped some difficult to treat patients immensely. Vimpat is an antiseizure medication like Depakote and Topamax, which are both FDA approved for migraine prevention. Vimpat is not FDA approved, but is being studied by some researchers as a possible preventative.
I haven't experienced very many side effects while taking Vimpat, which is always good. Unfortunately I have noticed some cognitive difficulties, which is concerning. If I end up with better results at some point from Vimpat I'd probably be willing to put up with the cognitive issues. If I don't I'll be glad to stop taking it so I can remember something again.
You can read more about research on Vimpat as a migraine preventative at this link: Lacosamide for Migraine and Headache.
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Content by Diana E. Lee.DISCLAIMER: Nothing on this site constitutes medical or legal advice. I am a patient who is engaged and educated and enjoys sharing my experiences and news about migraines, pain and depression. Please consult your own health care providers for advice on your unique situation.