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Comment from: CC 55-64 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: June 06

I have had migraines since age 27, currently 58. Wouldn't get migraines often (5-7 a year) but when I did was totally incapacitated. My doctor tried other migraine meds which knocked me out for hours. After going to ER for one episode, neurologist put me on Fioricet - a life changer. I take one tablet as soon as I get visual aura and after 15-20 minutes of sitting quietly in dark room, I am good to go and can resume activity. It can be addictive, but not with occasional use.

Related Reading: fioricet

Comment from: CC 55-64 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: June 06

I have had migraines since age 27, currently 58. Wouldn't get migraines often (5-7 a year) but when I did was totally incapacitated. My doctor tried other migraine meds which knocked me out for hours. After going to ER for one episode, neurologist put me on Fioricet - a life changer. I take one tablet as soon as I get visual aura and after 15-20 minutes of sitting quietly in dark room, I am good to go and can resume activity. It can be addictive, but not with occasional use.

Related Reading: fioricet

Comment from: Judy 19-24 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: April 16

I am 64 years old and I've been using Fioricet 50-300-40 mg for over 25+ years as needed for my tension and migraine headaches. It was prescribed to me as; 1 capsule 3 times daily as needed for headache pain. This medication has been a life saver for me and I have never felt as though I'm addicted to it. I don't know why more doctors don't prescribe this medication. The questions at the bottom don't go up to my age and length of time I have been on Fioricet.

Related Reading: fioricet | headache

QUESTION

Who suffers more frequently from migraine headaches? See Answer
Comment from: CC 55-64 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: June 06

I have had migraines since age 27, currently 58. Wouldn't get migraines often (5-7 a year) but when I did was totally incapacitated. My doctor tried other migraine meds which knocked me out for hours. After going to ER for one episode, neurologist put me on Fioricet - a life changer. I take one tablet as soon as I get visual aura and after 15-20 minutes of sitting quietly in dark room, I am good to go and can resume activity. It can be addictive, but not with occasional use.

Related Reading: fioricet

Comment from: Judy 19-24 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: April 16

I am 64 years old and I've been using Fioricet 50-300-40 mg for over 25+ years as needed for my tension and migraine headaches. It was prescribed to me as; 1 capsule 3 times daily as needed for headache pain. This medication has been a life saver for me and I have never felt as though I'm addicted to it. I don't know why more doctors don't prescribe this medication. The questions at the bottom don't go up to my age and length of time I have been on Fioricet.

Related Reading: fioricet | headache

Comment from: JR 19-24 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: April 16

I was first given this medication by a doctor after what she thought was a "chronic migraine" (I was on day 9 of the headache and nothing was stopping the pain). She finally prescribed me Fioricet 50-300-40 mg to take 1 capsule every 6 hours. After the first capsule I finally fell asleep and when I woke up the pain was half of what it had been. 6 hours after I had taken the first capsule I took another capsule and went back to sleep. This time when I awoke the pain and the headache was gone. This medication has made it possible along with Naratriptan 2.5 mg taken as soon as I feel a migraine coming on to finally live a normal life. Rarely do I have to find a quiet room, make the room as dark as possible, put a pillow over my eyes and pray for silence so I can fall asleep and sleep a migraine off. Fioricet has been a life saver for me. Not only does it work for my migraines, it also works for the horrible Tension headaches I also get. I also have RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) and strangely enough at night when my RLS is the worst and my anxiety kicks into overdrive, taking 1 capsule of Fioricet 50-300-40 mg works extremely well for my anxiety and the feeling of needing to continuously move my legs and then I can sleep. This drug has helped me in so many ways and I believe in order to become addicted to it you would have to take it everyday in higher doses unless you are prone to addiction. The only negative I have noticed with it seems to be it gives me diarrhea and it only last for one of two bowel movements . I consider that a small price to pay for the enormous relief it gives me. It may also be the caffeine in it as one cup of coffee will give me diarrhea for 1 or 2 bowel movements too and that's better than taking a stool softener or a laxative. Overall I give Fioricet 5+ ***** I'm 64 years old and have been taking Fioricet off and on for over 25+ years. The information at the bottom doesn't go up high enough for my age or length of time I have been on the medication.

Related Reading: headache | fioricet | naratriptan

Comment from: CC 55-64 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: June 06

I have had migraines since age 27, currently 58. Wouldn't get migraines often (5-7 a year) but when I did was totally incapacitated. My doctor tried other migraine meds which knocked me out for hours. After going to ER for one episode, neurologist put me on Fioricet - a life changer. I take one tablet as soon as I get visual aura and after 15-20 minutes of sitting quietly in dark room, I am good to go and can resume activity. It can be addictive, but not with occasional use.

Related Reading: fioricet

Comment from: Judy 19-24 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: April 16

I am 64 years old and I've been using Fioricet 50-300-40 mg for over 25+ years as needed for my tension and migraine headaches. It was prescribed to me as; 1 capsule 3 times daily as needed for headache pain. This medication has been a life saver for me and I have never felt as though I'm addicted to it. I don't know why more doctors don't prescribe this medication. The questions at the bottom don't go up to my age and length of time I have been on Fioricet.

Related Reading: fioricet | headache

Comment from: JR 19-24 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: April 16

I was first given this medication by a doctor after what she thought was a "chronic migraine" (I was on day 9 of the headache and nothing was stopping the pain). She finally prescribed me Fioricet 50-300-40 mg to take 1 capsule every 6 hours. After the first capsule I finally fell asleep and when I woke up the pain was half of what it had been. 6 hours after I had taken the first capsule I took another capsule and went back to sleep. This time when I awoke the pain and the headache was gone. This medication has made it possible along with Naratriptan 2.5 mg taken as soon as I feel a migraine coming on to finally live a normal life. Rarely do I have to find a quiet room, make the room as dark as possible, put a pillow over my eyes and pray for silence so I can fall asleep and sleep a migraine off. Fioricet has been a life saver for me. Not only does it work for my migraines, it also works for the horrible Tension headaches I also get. I also have RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) and strangely enough at night when my RLS is the worst and my anxiety kicks into overdrive, taking 1 capsule of Fioricet 50-300-40 mg works extremely well for my anxiety and the feeling of needing to continuously move my legs and then I can sleep. This drug has helped me in so many ways and I believe in order to become addicted to it you would have to take it everyday in higher doses unless you are prone to addiction. The only negative I have noticed with it seems to be it gives me diarrhea and it only last for one of two bowel movements . I consider that a small price to pay for the enormous relief it gives me. It may also be the caffeine in it as one cup of coffee will give me diarrhea for 1 or 2 bowel movements too and that's better than taking a stool softener or a laxative. Overall I give Fioricet 5+ ***** I'm 64 years old and have been taking Fioricet off and on for over 25+ years. The information at the bottom doesn't go up high enough for my age or length of time I have been on the medication.

Related Reading: headache | fioricet | naratriptan

Comment from: Mommys4boys9876 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 31

for weeks i couldnt sleep, eat or get out of bed really. Nothing worked until my doctor proscribed Fioricet.

Related Reading: fioricet

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Comment from: CC 55-64 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: June 06

I have had migraines since age 27, currently 58. Wouldn't get migraines often (5-7 a year) but when I did was totally incapacitated. My doctor tried other migraine meds which knocked me out for hours. After going to ER for one episode, neurologist put me on Fioricet - a life changer. I take one tablet as soon as I get visual aura and after 15-20 minutes of sitting quietly in dark room, I am good to go and can resume activity. It can be addictive, but not with occasional use.

Related Reading: fioricet

Comment from: Judy 19-24 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: April 16

I am 64 years old and I've been using Fioricet 50-300-40 mg for over 25+ years as needed for my tension and migraine headaches. It was prescribed to me as; 1 capsule 3 times daily as needed for headache pain. This medication has been a life saver for me and I have never felt as though I'm addicted to it. I don't know why more doctors don't prescribe this medication. The questions at the bottom don't go up to my age and length of time I have been on Fioricet.

Related Reading: fioricet | headache

Comment from: JR 19-24 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: April 16

I was first given this medication by a doctor after what she thought was a "chronic migraine" (I was on day 9 of the headache and nothing was stopping the pain). She finally prescribed me Fioricet 50-300-40 mg to take 1 capsule every 6 hours. After the first capsule I finally fell asleep and when I woke up the pain was half of what it had been. 6 hours after I had taken the first capsule I took another capsule and went back to sleep. This time when I awoke the pain and the headache was gone. This medication has made it possible along with Naratriptan 2.5 mg taken as soon as I feel a migraine coming on to finally live a normal life. Rarely do I have to find a quiet room, make the room as dark as possible, put a pillow over my eyes and pray for silence so I can fall asleep and sleep a migraine off. Fioricet has been a life saver for me. Not only does it work for my migraines, it also works for the horrible Tension headaches I also get. I also have RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) and strangely enough at night when my RLS is the worst and my anxiety kicks into overdrive, taking 1 capsule of Fioricet 50-300-40 mg works extremely well for my anxiety and the feeling of needing to continuously move my legs and then I can sleep. This drug has helped me in so many ways and I believe in order to become addicted to it you would have to take it everyday in higher doses unless you are prone to addiction. The only negative I have noticed with it seems to be it gives me diarrhea and it only last for one of two bowel movements . I consider that a small price to pay for the enormous relief it gives me. It may also be the caffeine in it as one cup of coffee will give me diarrhea for 1 or 2 bowel movements too and that's better than taking a stool softener or a laxative. Overall I give Fioricet 5+ ***** I'm 64 years old and have been taking Fioricet off and on for over 25+ years. The information at the bottom doesn't go up high enough for my age or length of time I have been on the medication.

Related Reading: headache | fioricet | naratriptan

Comment from: Mommys4boys9876 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 31

for weeks i couldnt sleep, eat or get out of bed really. Nothing worked until my doctor proscribed Fioricet.

Related Reading: fioricet

Comment from: 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: March 12

This medicine is a life saver or was till my Dr. was no longer able to prescribe for me. Twenty two yrs ago i was forced to become self employed after being unable to hold a job with migraines. The last twelve on fioricet. My total crippling days went from 15-20 down to 3-4 a month. Has bean a complete life saver.

Related Reading: fioricet

Comment from: CC 55-64 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: June 06

I have had migraines since age 27, currently 58. Wouldn't get migraines often (5-7 a year) but when I did was totally incapacitated. My doctor tried other migraine meds which knocked me out for hours. After going to ER for one episode, neurologist put me on Fioricet - a life changer. I take one tablet as soon as I get visual aura and after 15-20 minutes of sitting quietly in dark room, I am good to go and can resume activity. It can be addictive, but not with occasional use.

Related Reading: fioricet

Comment from: Judy 19-24 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: April 16

I am 64 years old and I've been using Fioricet 50-300-40 mg for over 25+ years as needed for my tension and migraine headaches. It was prescribed to me as; 1 capsule 3 times daily as needed for headache pain. This medication has been a life saver for me and I have never felt as though I'm addicted to it. I don't know why more doctors don't prescribe this medication. The questions at the bottom don't go up to my age and length of time I have been on Fioricet.

Related Reading: fioricet | headache

Comment from: JR 19-24 Transgender 1 to less than 2 years Caregiver Published: April 16

I was first given this medication by a doctor after what she thought was a "chronic migraine" (I was on day 9 of the headache and nothing was stopping the pain). She finally prescribed me Fioricet 50-300-40 mg to take 1 capsule every 6 hours. After the first capsule I finally fell asleep and when I woke up the pain was half of what it had been. 6 hours after I had taken the first capsule I took another capsule and went back to sleep. This time when I awoke the pain and the headache was gone. This medication has made it possible along with Naratriptan 2.5 mg taken as soon as I feel a migraine coming on to finally live a normal life. Rarely do I have to find a quiet room, make the room as dark as possible, put a pillow over my eyes and pray for silence so I can fall asleep and sleep a migraine off. Fioricet has been a life saver for me. Not only does it work for my migraines, it also works for the horrible Tension headaches I also get. I also have RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) and strangely enough at night when my RLS is the worst and my anxiety kicks into overdrive, taking 1 capsule of Fioricet 50-300-40 mg works extremely well for my anxiety and the feeling of needing to continuously move my legs and then I can sleep. This drug has helped me in so many ways and I believe in order to become addicted to it you would have to take it everyday in higher doses unless you are prone to addiction. The only negative I have noticed with it seems to be it gives me diarrhea and it only last for one of two bowel movements . I consider that a small price to pay for the enormous relief it gives me. It may also be the caffeine in it as one cup of coffee will give me diarrhea for 1 or 2 bowel movements too and that's better than taking a stool softener or a laxative. Overall I give Fioricet 5+ ***** I'm 64 years old and have been taking Fioricet off and on for over 25+ years. The information at the bottom doesn't go up high enough for my age or length of time I have been on the medication.

Related Reading: headache | fioricet | naratriptan

Comment from: Mommys4boys9876 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 31

for weeks i couldnt sleep, eat or get out of bed really. Nothing worked until my doctor proscribed Fioricet.

Related Reading: fioricet

Comment from: 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: March 12

This medicine is a life saver or was till my Dr. was no longer able to prescribe for me. Twenty two yrs ago i was forced to become self employed after being unable to hold a job with migraines. The last twelve on fioricet. My total crippling days went from 15-20 down to 3-4 a month. Has bean a complete life saver.

Related Reading: fioricet

Comment from: LizA 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 18

This medication is the only thing that has worked for me for my migraines. I have tried several migraine medications with no results or relief. Despite what others say that itâ??s addictive or can create more headaches later - I have not had any negative effects and I have been using it for about 4 years plus whenever I feel a migraine coming on (when it is more effective ) or after onset. I am truly thankful for this medicine!

Related Reading: migraine medications

Comment from: 4health 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 15

Helped with neck nerve pain but nothing for headache.

Related Reading: headache

Comment from: 4health 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 15

Helped with neck nerve pain but nothing for headache.

Related Reading: headache

Comment from: 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 02

Taking more than once a week can and will cause rebound headaches

Comment from: 4health 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 15

Helped with neck nerve pain but nothing for headache.

Related Reading: headache

Comment from: 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 02

Taking more than once a week can and will cause rebound headaches

Comment from: Utah1954 55-64 Female 10 years or more Caregiver Published: October 03

I've used Fioricet for over 20 years for occasional tension headaches, since I am to avoid aspirin or NASIDS due to ulcer. I've been very careful to keep track of how often I use it, and find that sometimes a 1/2 tablet does the trick for mild headaches. I check annually with my doctors and they seem to agree that limiting to no more than 10 tablets a month is relatively safe. Bottom line is keep track of your usage and check regularly with your doctor, particularly if you find your dosage need increasing.

Related Reading: fioricet | aspirin

Comment from: 4health 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 15

Helped with neck nerve pain but nothing for headache.

Related Reading: headache

Comment from: 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 02

Taking more than once a week can and will cause rebound headaches

Comment from: Utah1954 55-64 Female 10 years or more Caregiver Published: October 03

I've used Fioricet for over 20 years for occasional tension headaches, since I am to avoid aspirin or NASIDS due to ulcer. I've been very careful to keep track of how often I use it, and find that sometimes a 1/2 tablet does the trick for mild headaches. I check annually with my doctors and they seem to agree that limiting to no more than 10 tablets a month is relatively safe. Bottom line is keep track of your usage and check regularly with your doctor, particularly if you find your dosage need increasing.

Related Reading: fioricet | aspirin

Comment from: bragz 45-54 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 18

I have horrible side effects from the Triptans that I have tried. Feel like Im having a heart attack. I usually take Excedrin Migrane but I take Fioricet when Im working or I cant lay down. It helps a bit more.

Related Reading: heart attack | fioricet

QUESTION

Who suffers more frequently from migraine headaches? See Answer
Comment from: 4health 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 15

Helped with neck nerve pain but nothing for headache.

Related Reading: headache

Comment from: 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 02

Taking more than once a week can and will cause rebound headaches

Comment from: Utah1954 55-64 Female 10 years or more Caregiver Published: October 03

I've used Fioricet for over 20 years for occasional tension headaches, since I am to avoid aspirin or NASIDS due to ulcer. I've been very careful to keep track of how often I use it, and find that sometimes a 1/2 tablet does the trick for mild headaches. I check annually with my doctors and they seem to agree that limiting to no more than 10 tablets a month is relatively safe. Bottom line is keep track of your usage and check regularly with your doctor, particularly if you find your dosage need increasing.

Related Reading: fioricet | aspirin

Comment from: bragz 45-54 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 18

I have horrible side effects from the Triptans that I have tried. Feel like Im having a heart attack. I usually take Excedrin Migrane but I take Fioricet when Im working or I cant lay down. It helps a bit more.

Related Reading: heart attack | fioricet

Comment from: 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: August 07

I have been taking this medication for 10+ years on an as needed basis. I LOVE it! If I feel a tension headache coming on and take 2 tablets - it is gone within 30 minutes. I don't get these headaches very often but when I do this medication works wonders. :)

Related Reading: tension headache

Comment from: 4health 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 15

Helped with neck nerve pain but nothing for headache.

Related Reading: headache

Comment from: 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 02

Taking more than once a week can and will cause rebound headaches

Comment from: Utah1954 55-64 Female 10 years or more Caregiver Published: October 03

I've used Fioricet for over 20 years for occasional tension headaches, since I am to avoid aspirin or NASIDS due to ulcer. I've been very careful to keep track of how often I use it, and find that sometimes a 1/2 tablet does the trick for mild headaches. I check annually with my doctors and they seem to agree that limiting to no more than 10 tablets a month is relatively safe. Bottom line is keep track of your usage and check regularly with your doctor, particularly if you find your dosage need increasing.

Related Reading: fioricet | aspirin

Comment from: bragz 45-54 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 18

I have horrible side effects from the Triptans that I have tried. Feel like Im having a heart attack. I usually take Excedrin Migrane but I take Fioricet when Im working or I cant lay down. It helps a bit more.

Related Reading: heart attack | fioricet

Comment from: 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: August 07

I have been taking this medication for 10+ years on an as needed basis. I LOVE it! If I feel a tension headache coming on and take 2 tablets - it is gone within 30 minutes. I don't get these headaches very often but when I do this medication works wonders. :)

Related Reading: tension headache

Comment from: missamie 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 08

I get Tension Headaches and occasionally a Migraine headache. This medication works very well for me. I take it sparingly and always get relief. I do not notice any side effects.

Related Reading: migraine headache

Comment from: 4health 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 15

Helped with neck nerve pain but nothing for headache.

Related Reading: headache

Comment from: 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 02

Taking more than once a week can and will cause rebound headaches

Comment from: Utah1954 55-64 Female 10 years or more Caregiver Published: October 03

I've used Fioricet for over 20 years for occasional tension headaches, since I am to avoid aspirin or NASIDS due to ulcer. I've been very careful to keep track of how often I use it, and find that sometimes a 1/2 tablet does the trick for mild headaches. I check annually with my doctors and they seem to agree that limiting to no more than 10 tablets a month is relatively safe. Bottom line is keep track of your usage and check regularly with your doctor, particularly if you find your dosage need increasing.

Related Reading: fioricet | aspirin

Comment from: bragz 45-54 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 18

I have horrible side effects from the Triptans that I have tried. Feel like Im having a heart attack. I usually take Excedrin Migrane but I take Fioricet when Im working or I cant lay down. It helps a bit more.

Related Reading: heart attack | fioricet

Comment from: 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: August 07

I have been taking this medication for 10+ years on an as needed basis. I LOVE it! If I feel a tension headache coming on and take 2 tablets - it is gone within 30 minutes. I don't get these headaches very often but when I do this medication works wonders. :)

Related Reading: tension headache

Comment from: missamie 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 08

I get Tension Headaches and occasionally a Migraine headache. This medication works very well for me. I take it sparingly and always get relief. I do not notice any side effects.

Related Reading: migraine headache

Comment from: Broo 35-44 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: April 18

This drug is very addictive! I became very sick when they started weaning me off of it. I will never take it again.

Comment from: 4health 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 15

Helped with neck nerve pain but nothing for headache.

Related Reading: headache

Comment from: 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 02

Taking more than once a week can and will cause rebound headaches

Comment from: Utah1954 55-64 Female 10 years or more Caregiver Published: October 03

I've used Fioricet for over 20 years for occasional tension headaches, since I am to avoid aspirin or NASIDS due to ulcer. I've been very careful to keep track of how often I use it, and find that sometimes a 1/2 tablet does the trick for mild headaches. I check annually with my doctors and they seem to agree that limiting to no more than 10 tablets a month is relatively safe. Bottom line is keep track of your usage and check regularly with your doctor, particularly if you find your dosage need increasing.

Related Reading: fioricet | aspirin

Comment from: bragz 45-54 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 18

I have horrible side effects from the Triptans that I have tried. Feel like Im having a heart attack. I usually take Excedrin Migrane but I take Fioricet when Im working or I cant lay down. It helps a bit more.

Related Reading: heart attack | fioricet

Comment from: 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: August 07

I have been taking this medication for 10+ years on an as needed basis. I LOVE it! If I feel a tension headache coming on and take 2 tablets - it is gone within 30 minutes. I don't get these headaches very often but when I do this medication works wonders. :)

Related Reading: tension headache

Comment from: missamie 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 08

I get Tension Headaches and occasionally a Migraine headache. This medication works very well for me. I take it sparingly and always get relief. I do not notice any side effects.

Related Reading: migraine headache

Comment from: Broo 35-44 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: April 18

This drug is very addictive! I became very sick when they started weaning me off of it. I will never take it again.

Comment from: Dianna 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 22

I have tried everything for my migraines. Tried this for several weeks with no relief. Wish others better luck

Comment from: 4health 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 15

Helped with neck nerve pain but nothing for headache.

Related Reading: headache

Comment from: 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 02

Taking more than once a week can and will cause rebound headaches

Comment from: Utah1954 55-64 Female 10 years or more Caregiver Published: October 03

I've used Fioricet for over 20 years for occasional tension headaches, since I am to avoid aspirin or NASIDS due to ulcer. I've been very careful to keep track of how often I use it, and find that sometimes a 1/2 tablet does the trick for mild headaches. I check annually with my doctors and they seem to agree that limiting to no more than 10 tablets a month is relatively safe. Bottom line is keep track of your usage and check regularly with your doctor, particularly if you find your dosage need increasing.

Related Reading: fioricet | aspirin

Comment from: bragz 45-54 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 18

I have horrible side effects from the Triptans that I have tried. Feel like Im having a heart attack. I usually take Excedrin Migrane but I take Fioricet when Im working or I cant lay down. It helps a bit more.

Related Reading: heart attack | fioricet

Comment from: 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: August 07

I have been taking this medication for 10+ years on an as needed basis. I LOVE it! If I feel a tension headache coming on and take 2 tablets - it is gone within 30 minutes. I don't get these headaches very often but when I do this medication works wonders. :)

Related Reading: tension headache

Comment from: missamie 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 08

I get Tension Headaches and occasionally a Migraine headache. This medication works very well for me. I take it sparingly and always get relief. I do not notice any side effects.

Related Reading: migraine headache

Comment from: Broo 35-44 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: April 18

This drug is very addictive! I became very sick when they started weaning me off of it. I will never take it again.

Comment from: Dianna 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 22

I have tried everything for my migraines. Tried this for several weeks with no relief. Wish others better luck

Comment from: Hmansfield2014 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 10

I have only been prescribed this medication for a month. It never works, it seems to make it worse then better. I'm not sure why that is. About 2 weeks ago i had one that was so severe that I ended up in the ER because the medication wasn't working. Again last night and into this morning i had another one and again the medication doesn't work. What else can i do?

Comment from: 4health 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 15

Helped with neck nerve pain but nothing for headache.

Related Reading: headache

Comment from: 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 02

Taking more than once a week can and will cause rebound headaches

Comment from: Utah1954 55-64 Female 10 years or more Caregiver Published: October 03

I've used Fioricet for over 20 years for occasional tension headaches, since I am to avoid aspirin or NASIDS due to ulcer. I've been very careful to keep track of how often I use it, and find that sometimes a 1/2 tablet does the trick for mild headaches. I check annually with my doctors and they seem to agree that limiting to no more than 10 tablets a month is relatively safe. Bottom line is keep track of your usage and check regularly with your doctor, particularly if you find your dosage need increasing.

Related Reading: fioricet | aspirin

Comment from: bragz 45-54 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 18

I have horrible side effects from the Triptans that I have tried. Feel like Im having a heart attack. I usually take Excedrin Migrane but I take Fioricet when Im working or I cant lay down. It helps a bit more.

Related Reading: heart attack | fioricet

Comment from: 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: August 07

I have been taking this medication for 10+ years on an as needed basis. I LOVE it! If I feel a tension headache coming on and take 2 tablets - it is gone within 30 minutes. I don't get these headaches very often but when I do this medication works wonders. :)

Related Reading: tension headache

Comment from: missamie 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 08

I get Tension Headaches and occasionally a Migraine headache. This medication works very well for me. I take it sparingly and always get relief. I do not notice any side effects.

Related Reading: migraine headache

Comment from: Broo 35-44 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: April 18

This drug is very addictive! I became very sick when they started weaning me off of it. I will never take it again.

Comment from: Dianna 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 22

I have tried everything for my migraines. Tried this for several weeks with no relief. Wish others better luck

Comment from: Hmansfield2014 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 10

I have only been prescribed this medication for a month. It never works, it seems to make it worse then better. I'm not sure why that is. About 2 weeks ago i had one that was so severe that I ended up in the ER because the medication wasn't working. Again last night and into this morning i had another one and again the medication doesn't work. What else can i do?

Comment from: lisa 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: December 28

although it works , It is a HIGHLY addictive drug ..Please use this drug only short term

Comment from: 4health 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 15

Helped with neck nerve pain but nothing for headache.

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Comment from: 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 02

Taking more than once a week can and will cause rebound headaches

Comment from: Utah1954 55-64 Female 10 years or more Caregiver Published: October 03

I've used Fioricet for over 20 years for occasional tension headaches, since I am to avoid aspirin or NASIDS due to ulcer. I've been very careful to keep track of how often I use it, and find that sometimes a 1/2 tablet does the trick for mild headaches. I check annually with my doctors and they seem to agree that limiting to no more than 10 tablets a month is relatively safe. Bottom line is keep track of your usage and check regularly with your doctor, particularly if you find your dosage need increasing.

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Comment from: bragz 45-54 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 18

I have horrible side effects from the Triptans that I have tried. Feel like Im having a heart attack. I usually take Excedrin Migrane but I take Fioricet when Im working or I cant lay down. It helps a bit more.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: August 07

I have been taking this medication for 10+ years on an as needed basis. I LOVE it! If I feel a tension headache coming on and take 2 tablets - it is gone within 30 minutes. I don't get these headaches very often but when I do this medication works wonders. :)

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Comment from: missamie 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 08

I get Tension Headaches and occasionally a Migraine headache. This medication works very well for me. I take it sparingly and always get relief. I do not notice any side effects.

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Comment from: Broo 35-44 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: April 18

This drug is very addictive! I became very sick when they started weaning me off of it. I will never take it again.

Comment from: Dianna 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 22

I have tried everything for my migraines. Tried this for several weeks with no relief. Wish others better luck

Comment from: Hmansfield2014 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 10

I have only been prescribed this medication for a month. It never works, it seems to make it worse then better. I'm not sure why that is. About 2 weeks ago i had one that was so severe that I ended up in the ER because the medication wasn't working. Again last night and into this morning i had another one and again the medication doesn't work. What else can i do?

Comment from: lisa 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: December 28

although it works , It is a HIGHLY addictive drug ..Please use this drug only short term

Comment from: Maggie 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: December 22

My migraines are complicated by damage to two branches of the trigeminal nerve on the side of my face more affected by migraines. I have taken Fiorinal C1/4 only as needed for migraine for twenty-five years. I know that for me it almost invariably works in ninety minutes by the clock. A number of other meds including several Triptans completely failed to relieve the pain. Fiorinal C1/4 is the only med that has ever had any affect on my migraines so I worry that it may disappear from the market as the generics that used to be available as lower cost alternatives have both been discontinued by the manufacturers.

Comment from: holtzad 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 04

Had a concussion and had horrible headaches that would wake me up in the middle of the night. Nothing would take the pain away. The doctor prescribed Fioricet and it worked. The only side effect I experienced was a bit of dry mouth. Other than that it is great!

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Comment from: holtzad 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 04

Had a concussion and had horrible headaches that would wake me up in the middle of the night. Nothing would take the pain away. The doctor prescribed Fioricet and it worked. The only side effect I experienced was a bit of dry mouth. Other than that it is great!

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Comment from: Lizsouris 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: October 31

Have been taking this medication for years. Not consecutively, however just took it yesterday and have been twitching.

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