work not even ib 800s dont work does flexeril work for them
Hello duhnae. Flexeril is used off label in the treatment of Fibromyalia. I could find nothing to say that its been used in the treatment of headaches ande migraines. You might ask your doctor what she/he believes if it could be helpfull. ( It might just be so) Best to you, pledge
If your doctor prescribed Flexeril, maybe he is thinking the are related to muscle spasms in the neck area. I know if I get a migraine it does make my neck & back of the head sore & I do tke a flexeril, but it is not a typical migraine medication. Can you take Immitrex or Axert? Those are two good migraine meds if Excedrin & a cup of coffee doesn't help. Just my toughts... Mary
Have you seen a Neurologist yet? I am seeing one now for migraines. He gave me Zomig nasal spray. It worked great but not great for me because I get muscle pain and have trouble moving my hands for 24 hours. So now he is trying Maltrol I think. Have not tried it yet. Tried Immitrex but it had reactions with my med. Good luck hope you find something soon!
I have Chronic migraines also & if your dr. did give you Flexeril for the migraines they probably think that you are having Tension headaches. If that is the type of migraines then the Flexeril will help relax the muscles in your neck.
Are you seeing a Neurologist for your migraines?
My Neurologist actually has me on a maintenance medication, Doxepin & it has cut down on my number of migraines. I also take Zomig nasal spray & I also take Tordol when they are so severe that I am vomiting & pass out.
I would definately check with your Neurologist as there are several different medications available through prescriptions.
Best of luck, Kathy
As others have said, it may help you if you get a lot of muscle tension with your migraine but it wont do much for a true migraine because that is a vascular problem and flexeril wont help that. If you are suffering daily from migraines and OTCs are not helping, it is time to talk to a Dr and see what your options are. It might be a good idea to have some testing done to be sure that it truly IS migraines. Many conditions can start with severe headaches.
If you are taking ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen sodium, or any migraine medication everyday it is possible that you are having rebound headaches. You cannot take medication everyday for migraines. It is a 'catch 22' situation unfortunately. The best meds are the ones that STOP the migraines from happening, called prophylactics, such as Topamax, and the other meds which work the best for migraines are 'triptans' which several have been mentioned above already. I just had botox injections in my neck and face the other day to try and control them also, as I do get them at least 20-25 days out of the month. I know, they are no fun, and sometimes I have to go to the hospital to get either a shot of demerol (which they are giving less and less) or a shot of torodol, which is more dangerous, but isn't a nasty narcotic. Try NOT to take the meds everyday.
If you have been taking them daily, and you stop, the headaches will get worse before they get better, but trust me, they will improve. Also, and ice pack around your neck, lying down in a dark quiet room work just as well as the OTC meds, if you can.
Best of luck to you!!
Have you tried LipiGesic M? It's an over the counter homeopathic medication that actually stops migraines for many people.
I've recommended it several times and it works. If it works for you, it will stop your migraine in minutes, so you can get on with your day.
You can buy at Walgreen's and CVS.
My neurologist prescribed Baclofen which is also a muscle relaxant, but she said that this particular one also has pain reliever properties. The Flexeril probably doesn't.
However she asked me if I tensed up due to my migraines. I said YES. My whole body is very tense from the pain. She thought that it could help me due to the tensing up as well. So maybe Flexeril could help you on that basis, but I wouldn't think that it is going to help a severe migraine by itself.
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