Candesartan for headaches

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Ongoing chronic headaches thathave been unresponsive to all the usual preventative meds. My dr suggest i try candesartan for my bp instead of olmesartan as studies show it helps migraines. 6 days in and yesterday after work i didnt need any sort of headache meds. Im actually suprised i lasted all 4 of my work days. So far candesartan seems positive and is control bp abit better.
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So far candesartan seems positive and is control bp abit better.
Hi @heapsreal -- Whenever I run across a drug I haven't heard of before, I do an online search on the drug and tinnitus (you guessed it, I have troublesome tinnitus). Here's what I found (snippet below). -- BTW, I controlled my chronic headaches for years by doing coffee enemas. My headaches are about 90% improved since those decades of chronic pain.

Candesartan and Tinnitus
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A man wrote,

I saw your list of ototoxic drugs on the American Tinnitus Association website. Since I take 8 mg of Atacand daily and have moderate to severe tinnitus I was wondering if there is a non-ototoxic medication comparable to Atacand. The medication works well to control my blood pressure, but my tinnitus seems to be getting worse. Any comments will be greatly appreciated.​
Candesartan (Atacand) can cause tinnitus in some people—somewhere between 0.5 and 1% according to the PDR and CPS—although the real figures will be higher since not all side effects are reported by any means.
All the Angiotensin-2 receptor blockers, which includes all the “sartan” drugs such as Candesartan, are listed as causing tinnitus...
 

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Hi @heapsreal -- Whenever I run across a drug I haven't heard of before, I do an online search on the drug and tinnitus (you guessed it, I have troublesome tinnitus). Here's what I found (snippet below). -- BTW, I controlled my chronic headaches for years by doing coffee enemas. My headaches are about 90% improved since those decades of chronic pain.

Candesartan and Tinnitus
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A man wrote,

I saw your list of ototoxic drugs on the American Tinnitus Association website. Since I take 8 mg of Atacand daily and have moderate to severe tinnitus I was wondering if there is a non-ototoxic medication comparable to Atacand. The medication works well to control my blood pressure, but my tinnitus seems to be getting worse. Any comments will be greatly appreciated.​
Candesartan (Atacand) can cause tinnitus in some people—somewhere between 0.5 and 1% according to the PDR and CPS—although the real figures will be higher since not all side effects are reported by any means.
All the Angiotensin-2 receptor blockers, which includes all the “sartan” drugs such as Candesartan, are listed as causing tinnitus...
No tinnitus yet for me 🤞. It seems a few of the sartan drugs have specific effects besides lowering bp. I read one that also lowers cholesterol and another that improves insulin sensitivity and arent combination drugs.
I always look through any med im prescribed to see how it works but cant find anything specific to candesartan and how it works for migraines/headache prevention.
Struth, tinnitus with a migraine, you'd just want to be ko'd.