Many drugs and treatments that we often find “in the wild” of the health community seem to be re-worked or revisited to help multiple patients to treat multiple diseases or illnesses.
One example of a drug that is used to treat more than its originally intended ailment is antidepressants. As the name implies, antidepressants are used to help treat people with depression. Anyone who suffers from migraines, however, may have heard or come across the recommendation that antidepressants can also be used for the prevention and treatment of migraine headaches.
But the question is: Are antidepressants an appropriate treatment for migraines? Read one doctor’s answer to this at this website.
With side effects such as weight gain, fatigue, constipation and dry mouth, many migraine sufferers may decide to stick with fighting the migraines instead. But for others who know the extreme severity of a chronic migraine, at least trying antidepressants as a treatment method may be well worth the effort… especially if it works.