I'm on warfarin and I would like to find something to help both of these conditions so I am not on so many pill's but my INR is never level so I am at point where I need something that works but won't interact with the warfarin in anyway but doesn't have a bunch other things that can cause other 0roblems down the line. I have tried all of the meds that they have for migraines nothing has worked! I am trying to find a narcotic that would help both but not mess with my warfarin,
I agree as I have chronic migraine disease as well as chronic neck & upper back pain. I am on different medications for each and see different specialists for both issues. I see a Pain Management specialist (Physiatrist) for the chronic neck & upper back pain and now a Headache Specialist (A specific type of Neurologist) for the chronic migraine.
Perhaps your PCP can recommend some good specialists in your area. Your PCP may also agree to help you with managing both conditions until you can get in with any specialist. I had help from mine as well from my Pain Management doc regarding mainly successful Rx treatment before I got in with my Headache Specialist (I was on his wait list for over a year-he is extremely in-demand- before even receiving a call to obtain my first appointment with him!).
Honestly, I would begin with seeing your PCP initially. Best of luck!
Were you diagnosed with migraines by a neurologist? I would caution you about using narcotics for managing migraines even more so if you get them frequently. You can get rebound headaches and that is a difficult cycle to get out of. What works best for a lot of migraneurs is triptans. I personally use Maxalt, but have tried several others, some people have a lot of luck with Imitrex. I would recommend you ask your doctor about those. I use to use Toradol but its hard to get due to potential side effects. If you get migraines frequently do you take a preventive?
Best of luck.
My friend takes amitriptyline for her migraines and my mother takes fioricet both seem to work ok the amitriptyline is more for preventative I also use it for postherpetic neuralgia but haven't been on it long enough to decide whether it's worth it or not.. I'd give it a shot even oxycodone hasn't taken away the migraine fully takes the edge off but maybe in combo w amitriptyline it would help.. The fioricet should not be taken everyday ever because rebound headaches when u stop are a real and serious thing and it hurts bad I would def consult w a neuro or pain mgmt about these meds I'd lean more towards nerve meds rather than narcotics but neuro or pain mgmt would know best
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