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Post by Sheena Hulston on Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:41 am

I have only been on this since oct 2010. 5mg to start and now 10mg since march and it does seem to be working but again its the tiredness, if I sit down in the day I fall asleep, but rather that than the constant 8/9 pain all the time. You said you were sorry to see it go! i have read it has a "life" span how long can you be on it?
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Post by Tee on Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:22 am


I was on the same dose for just over 2 years - and so far - its the only drug which has helped reduce things.

The only reason I gave it up was the tiredness, I had no life lol I was not in bed in pain but I was still in bed all day lol

As Dr S said - the fact that it works is a very good sign - because it means your Migs are treatable, its just a case of finding the right treatment - I am still looking lol

I have in the back of mind to go back to it - if all else fails - because like you say - better the tiredness than the pain


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Post by Kala on Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:21 am

Hi Sheena,

I have been taking Flunarazine for virtually 6 years now (please see the thread titled: Calcium Channel Blockers - Flunarizine, Verapamil).

I have not heard about it having a "life span" although due to the side-effects I experience I know that I won't be able to take it forever.

The tiredness for me hasn't been too bad for me. I tried playing around with the time I took it in the evening, instead of taking it before going to bed. I would adjust the time by 30 minutes every few days and the best time for me was 17.00. By taking it at this time of evening I was able to stay awake long enough into the evening without feeling overly tired and I was able to get up early in the morning. I think it is a matter of trial and error to find what suits you best.

I hope you're able to manage your tiredness especially as you are seeing benefit from taking it.



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Post by sisterphonetica on Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:29 am

I'm going to start it very soon! I'm really hoping that it goes smoothly for me. Dosulepin made me sleepy so I took it quite early in the evening so I could still get up in the morning. I'll take that tip, Michala.

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