... had a bad headache for days! I was on Provac for knee surgery stopped that a few days ago
Ouch! Persistent headaches can be... Sheerest hell. Please avoid acetaminophen, recent long-term studies show that Ibuprofen is vastly superior without as much potential liver damage! I take Tramadol 2-3 daily WITH 400 mg Ibuprofen for chronic pain. Four years ago I was taking up to 1200 mg Ibuprofen with Tram, with Dr's OK. Tramadol seems to be at its best in... preventing pain, that is, I KNOW I will hurt like hell an hour after I wake up, so I down one as SOON as I wake up! The Tram/Ibuprofen combo has worked for me for over 4 years. Hope I helped.
If you take the acetaminophen/tramadol,then I wouldn't add additional Tylenol. Instead, you might try taking ibuprofen about 3 hours after the tramadol. But try not to keep this up for more than a few days. Otherwise you may create a rebound headache. If you suffer from allergies, your sinuses may be packed, causing a bad headache. In that case a decongestant might help you tremendously. I've also taken plain, old-fashioned aspirin with some very strong coffee. That helps me quite a bit when Tylenol and ibuprofen don't seem to be working. I hope this helps!
I would personally recommend ibuprofen in place of Tylenol. Tylenol can aggravate your stomach, and is more taxing on your liver.
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