Last Friday, in the early hours of the morning (2am) I woke with an awful migraine. I took Imigran and tried to get back to sleep. Pain was awful so after an hour or so with the Imigran not yet working, I took two Codeine tablets too. Still no joy. I did doze a bit but couldn't function properly in the morning so hubby took the girls to school and I stayed in bed. Another day off work - not good! I ended up needing 4 Imigran, 8 Codeine and 2 Ibuprofen that day to start to shift it. The following day I had another Imigran and it finally went away. What a lousy couple of days. Hopefully it was a one-off.
I looked up the tablets when I got home and was shocked to see they were labelled an 'antidepressant'. Talking to a friend who is in the medical world, she said it's amazing what they use for different conditions now. However, I found a very useful page about them that said they are no longer used for that but still labelled as such. Now they are used for pain. Made me feel better (also due to concerns I had about stopping them - we've all heard horror stories of people trying to stop antidepressants haven't we). I also found this useful article on Amitriptyline (better to read that than the scare-mongering you'll find on forums around the Internet).
Fingers crossed this will stop the migraines (at the lowest dose please!). I've another friend who is on a different tablet and has taken them for the past 10 years to stop hers successfully so there are more options if this doesn't work. I'm feeling optimistic.