Hi. This is my first post but have been reading lots on this site for a while now. I have ECH and had been trying to control them with zolmitriptan for a few years with some varied success. I have now been properly diagnosed by a neurologist who prescribed verapamil. I got my dosage up to 360mg per day and it seems to have been 100% effective without side effects.
My episodes normally last from Sept to Dec, so I came off the verapamil just after the new year. Then about 3 to 4 weeks later I started having very intense, longer lasting and more frequent CH.
I have three questions:
1. Is this normal when you come off verapamil? Or has anybody else experienced this?
2. I'm going back on the pills, but do I need to scale them up again (ie starting out at 120mg per day, slowly increasing to 360mg as per the prescription instructions), or can I just go straight on to 360mg a day now I know that dosage works?
3. Do I need another ECG, or is the fact I had one that was fine when I originally went on the pills good enough?
I have a call with my GP in 4 days but as I'm sure many of you will appreciate, that's too long to wait really.
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