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Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD, Board Certified Physician
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I have been prescribed propranolol for migraine prevention.

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Hi. I have been prescribed propranolol for migraine prevention. I'd much rather take maxalt prn but no. Gp need neurologist to prescribe. Now I read they put on weight are just like antidepressants but for anxiety. My BP is 100 over 58 so sorry not got high BP either so why. Is it cheap fob off? I feel discriminated against because I had depression now they say all is connected. Hot flashes overweight. If I could loose weight maybe they would respect but all Dr says OS stop overdoing it for cramps I get she prescribes nothing
Why?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

I'm very sorry about this.

Why do they need a neurologist to give maxalt? It is a basic migraine drug

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They believe I have migraine that needs long term management as I had them long time. I also get numbness with it hemiplegic migraine he called it. All I want is pain to stop when it comes n to be sick quicker then I can cope with the rest. They say stroke may happen with maxalt and refuse it.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

What about topamax?

it will help with weight loss

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No he said too strong. If I refuse propanalol I have nowt. So over the counter what is there? Here it's all about money neurologist will help gp budget. Gp will not prescribe as budgets gone obviously. I am fine until next attack but hate the control
Thanks for help but there is no chance they will change drug.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

There is nothing OTC that will help

Nothing over the counter

no offense but your GP knows nothing

topamax isn't too strong

that is a joke

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's cost I guess that's was neurologist choice gp is doing as she is told.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

topamax is super cheap

it is a very old drug

GP needs to think on her own!

she's a doctor !!!