List of RX medications I have tried or am currently trying/taking. DO NOT take any of these without a doctor approval. This is not intended to be healthcare advice.
Amitriptyline – Tricyclic antidepressant – Chronic Headache
Helped me fall asleep easier during panic attacks, but did not damper headaches at all.
Atenolol – Beta Blocker – High Heart Rate
Lowered heart rate as expected. Did not monitior blood pressure while on it.
Buspirone – Anxiolytic – Nerve Pain in Stomach
Gradually saw major improvement in stomach pain and overall mental health.
Clonazepam – Benzodiazepine – Panic Attacks
Stopped the panic attack completely. (WARNING: NOT A PERMANENT SOLUTION)
Hyoscyamine Sulfate – Tropane alkaloid – Stomach pain
Minor improvement of pain in short term.
Lexapro – SSRI – Anxiety/Depression/Panic Attacks
Initially made things way worse, but slowly came back to baseline and slight improvement.
Lorazepam – Benzodiazepine – Panic Attacks
Temporarily improved anxiety but not drastically. (WARNING: NOT A PERMANENT SOLUTION)
Maxalt – Triptan – Chronic Headache
Midodrine – Vasopressor – Low Blood Pressure when Standing
Saw a substantial improvement in blood pressure and ability to stay upright.
Nadolol – Beta Blocker – High Heart Rate
Lowered heart rate as expected with no noticeable side effects.
Prednisone – Corticosteroid – Head pressure/pain
Prozac – SSRI – Anxiety/Depression/POTS
Drastically improved my mental health as well possibly contributed towards POTS improvement.
Pyridostigmine – Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor – POTS
Might be placebo effect, but seems to give slight benefits to stomach pain and head pressure.
Reglan – Dopamine-receptor antagonist – Stomach Pain
Topamax – anticonvulsant – Chronic Headache
No improvement and caused strange symptoms like tingling fingers.
Venlafaxine – SNRI – Anxiety/Depression
Made all symptoms much worse, a known result of taking SNRI’s with POTS.