I finally got in to see a neurologist (headache specialist) today after a month long migraine ordeal. I've known for years that I am addicted to Excedrin. I take it every day and have for most of my adult life (I'm 49). She recommended taking the combination of phenobarbital with Amerge for two weeks to get me off the E and get my daily headache under control. I've tried to get off myself but the rebound headache is so bad I always go back.
Anyway, I've never heard of Amerge and the phenobarbital kind of freaks me out. Has anyone heard of or been on this combination before?
She has given me a prescription for Maxalt to try when the migraine comes back. Thank you for any insights.