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I stopped taking150mgelavil after 50.yrs .switched to cymbalta60mg

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i stopped taking150mgelavil after 50.yrs .switched to cymbalta60mg am getting continuos headaches for over a yr. cat scans&mri show nothing. any connection to stopping elavil ?am 80 yrs old
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 2 years ago.
Dear customer,
If you were taking elavil as prophylaxis to prevent migraine headaches, then stopping it would lead to recurrence of headache.
Elavil reduces the frequency of migraine headaches by affecting the level of serotonin and other brain chemicals.
Take care.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i was taking elavil for depression,because of my age i was switched to cymbalta. inever head headaches before shouid i try prescriptin meds?opiods or migrain pills any combo:s or go back to elavil?can ispk to a nuerologist
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 2 years ago.
Dear customer,
Thanks for your reply.
Please post your question under neurology. You may be able to contact a neurologist.
Take care