... take triptans, prophylactic drugs don't help and I'm allergic to Vicodin
It could be. Rebound happens whenever you dont take the medication and the headaches comes back in response to the lack of medication. Have you tried beta blockers at all? Beta blockers really helped me. I was placed on a beta blocker for my blood pressure and after about a year, I noticed I wasnt getting headaches anymore. I used to get 2-3 every month and now I may get 1-2 a year. It took a while for it to work. I had tried it once before, just for migraine prophylaxis but I dont think I gave it enough time. It takes about a year for it to fully work.
If you take Fioricet more than 2 times a week, you are greatly risking rebound migraines. Fioricet is one of the worst of the pain meds for this risk. What about Lorcet as a pain killer? But again, you can only use it about 2 times a week without risking rebound migraines.
If none of the prophylactics worked for you, then you would be a very good candidate for the Botox injections to work for you.
Have you tried Butrans patches which have kept me out of the ER? Have you tried off-label Namenda at 25% of the dose given to Alzheimer patients? That med has completely transformed my life of 24/7 migraines. Have you tried nerve block and trigger pt injections? Have you tried Petadolex, an herbal med that has been fully evaluated by the German government, since it is manufactured there? It is proven to reduce migraines by about 72%.
Perhaps these other ideas might help you. Let me know if you have tried any of these other remedies.
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