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Fioricet and Maxalt

Fioricet and Maxalt are life savers! For years I only took Fioricet and it did nothing for hormone headaches. Then I discovered Maxalt and I got my life back Now I can take a Fioricet and if that doesn't kick it, add Maxalt and drink coffee. I can hit em hard and cut the migraine from 3 days, minimum, to hours. But I have to fight my insurance company for Maxalt. That's a whole other topic. But every day is a new adventure, said with a mouthful of sarcasm. I never know how much sleep, or lack thereof, will trigger me. Foods, It's a crapshoot. I just want one day with no pain!

  1. Hi redsox72,

    So true! We can be the "perfect" migraine disease patient, avoiding our triggers, getting enough sleep, staying hydrated but still have a migraine attack! So frustrating.

    I hate to be a "debbie downer" but wonder how many days you are taking the pain reliever and Maxalt? If we take these medications (pain relievers and/or migraine medications) more than two to three days a week, we may unknowingly create another type of headache disorder called rebound or medication overuse headache. If we are in a rebound cycle our migraine attacks may be more difficult to treat and we can end up in a daily cycle of pain that too is hard to treat. I've been here and it stinks! When you get a moment take a look at this information; https://migraine.com/living-migraine/stop-rebound-headaches/.

    I hope this helps!
    Nancy

    1. Redsox, have you tried the full elimination diet to see if that helped? I know I didn't realize how much diet was affecting my headaches until I got those foods out of my system.

      1. Elimination diet - check. Backed way off on Fioricet and Maxalt - just went through weeks of hell cause I backed way off my meds. Now the migraines are more manageable.

        I had a follow up with my NP for an unrelated issue and discussed my migraines. Another doctor in the practice made me back on my meds and I was under the impression that I would no longer be given pain meds. I told her that I was afraid she wouldn't give me any more Fioricet and I was reassured that she would still give me refills. Talk about relief!

        I am so tired of having to explain that I've had daily migraines for most of my life, EVEN BEFORE I started Fioricet. The doctors think my headaches only got really bad when I started on that one medication. They think the migraines will magically totally go away! NO! So frustrating.

        1. Hi redsox72,

          Thank you for the update.Fingers crossed for continued success!

          Nancy

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