Can I start using fioricet again after I have detox?

I have been using Fioricet for about 20yrs. and it has worked wonderful for me. Several months ago my headaches started to increase and I went into medication overuse getting rebound headaches everyday. I have not taken Fioricet for 12weeks and have used Sumatriptan in an emergency but I really don’t like the side effects. Can I go back to using Fioricet without issues with rebound headaches. I could not get an appointment with a specialist until the middle of January.


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  • Nancy Harris Bonk moderator
    10 months ago

    HI woodrow,

    Thank you for your question. If it were me, I wouldn’t start Fioricet again – it’s possible more like probable that you’ll end up in another medication overuse cycle again.

    You may want to discuss trying another form of sumatriptan. I am unable to use the pill form of triptans, but do very well with the nasal sprays. Oneztra (you can read about here; https://migraine.com/?s=Onzetra&submit=Go) is great, except my insurance won’t cover it.

    Best of luck and let us know how you make out with your specialist appointment!
    Nancy

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