User Reviews for Fioricet
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Reviews for Fioricet to treat Headache
"I have never had any major headaches to speak of. Recently I had a major migraine for 4 days. This got so bad I literally thought my head was going to explode. I got 2 shots 2 days in a row thst barely numbed the pain. My doctor then ordered a ct scan which came back ok. After pleading to the doctor nothing was working he prescribed this. Wow is all I can say. Headache stopped and hasn't returned. I would recommend trying this as the first option instead of suffering through different things"
Rigz (taken for less than 1 month) September 2, 2016
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"I was first prescribed fioricet for hormonal headaches during my pregnancy. It was so effective and helped ease the pain. It did make me drowsy. I still use it for chronic headaches as-needed. The only thing I wish for is that it would work a little more quickly. It takes 45min-1hr for my headaches to ease off. Great help all-around, though!"
MJuneBug (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 9, 2016
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"I was prescribed fioricet last week for chronic headaches. I have suffered from daily headaches for over 6 years and until recently, have been able to dull them down though they never fully go away, with high doses of otc ibuprofen. I've been to the neurologist and was prescribed imitrex and antidepressants. None worked. I have been taking the fioricet for a week, and every time I take it, it turns my headache into a borderline migraine. Makes it so much worse and My feet and ankles have swollen. Now I have vericos veins and broken capillaries In my ankles. I think I may be the 1% that cannot take this drug. Its a shame because I see so many success stories in these comments, I wish I could share in the relief."
Julie, 34 (taken for less than 1 month) June 10, 2016
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"I've had headaches for as long as I ca remember....I've taken excedrin, imitrex, tramadol.....nothing worked til my Ob gave me fioricet and it was a god send.....I've been on it for 40 yrs with no side effects....now the doctors are so worried about the barbiturate...heavens it's Not an opiod... Utah unfortunately is very strict with this drug....for reasons I will not say...it's a miracle drug for me...."
Greek forever May 13, 2016
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"I have received great relief from this medication. It says discontinued because the acetaminophen dose has been lowered to 300 MG per tablet. It IS still available. Great medicine for headaches. Take with food though."
Renee B (taken for 10 years or more) February 18, 2016
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"I suffered from headaches my whole life (I'm 53). Nothing would help until it was prescribed during my 1st pregancy when I was 38 & suffered even worse hormonal headaches. It was like a miracle drug. I am a huge proponent of being conservative with medications in general & try to live a "natural" healthy lifstyle. A whole bottle will last me over a year. Most of my headaches are tension so when I tried this I almost cried from finding something to relieve my debilitating headaches. If I feel a bad one coming on, I'll take a half one then wait a bit to see how I feel. I'll follow with the other half if it's really bad. Can't say enough good about this medication."
Katchi (taken for 10 years or more) January 13, 2016
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"This is an old medication that I hope will never be removed. My grandfather used to take it when it wasn't a prescription. My father took it and I take it. It kills the headache with just one dose within 20 minutes. Sometimes I may get sleepy when it takes effect, but I also believe this happens due to the possibility that I hadn't slept well and is why that particular headache came on. When I first started taking fioricet, I did feel some light nausea, and dizziness, but I do not get those side effects any more. I also am sure I eat a couple of saltines when I take it. I have been on many other medications for my headaches and have not had the possitive results that I get from the fiorocet."
DanceWWinds January 9, 2016
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"I get migraines 5 out of 7 days. This is the only medicine I have found that works so well. I get sick my head pounds horribly like someone if hitting me hard with a bat"
Jolene mom of four (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 27, 2015
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"Have been prescribed this for 20 plus years for migraines. I only have them a few times a year and as long as I take fioricet as soon as I start getting the visuals before the migraine pain kicks in then the migraine is not bad at all. The headache is very light if at all as well as the nausea."
jonnietable November 10, 2015
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"I've taken this medicine for nearly 15 years for debilitating migraines. I am not addicted to Fioricet. I do not get rebound headaches. When the pain is gone, it's gone. I have bad arthritis in the neck causing a combination of migraine and cluster migraines. I've taken every possible anticonvulsant combo and tried all kinds of migraine relief drugs and OTC's. Nothing takes the pain away like Fioricet. I take zonsiimide as a prophylactic now along (along with Fioricet as needed). The frequency of headaches have decreased with age but nonetheless still occur. Fioricet will now not be covered by insurance company. This is appalling. Really? Because of what? Addicts? Why are we penalizing those who need it by making them pay full price?"
Matd (taken for 10 years or more) November 9, 2015
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"My doctor prescribed Fioricet as a first-line treatment for my headaches. (I'm still not sure whether they're migraines, tension headaches or something else but they always happen during my period). Fioricet definitely works, albeit with some side effects. I react poorly to sedative drugs like butalbital in that I get awful rebound anxiety/depression after only a couple doses. All the more reason to use this medication sparingly. There's a definite euphoric effect that lends itself to abuse. The combo of caffeine + a sedative is a strange one, but it works when all OTC stuff has failed. I much prefer it over something like Topamax."
Ms. Andrist (taken for less than 1 month) August 10, 2015
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"Was prescribed this for tension headaches. It does something, but it makes me dizzy and light headed. It seems to start working nearly immediately (reduces the pain by like 50-75%), but after not too long the headache will start slowly creeping back over the course of the next few hours. I actually have a headache I've been attempting to treat with it right now and so far I've taken 7 pills over the course of 26 hours and it's still here."
dddddddddttt5tttttttt (taken for less than 1 month) June 30, 2015
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"I had a spinal tap recently and unfortunately was in the small percentage of people that have spinal headaches from this procedure. I've had migraines forever but a spinal headache is by far the most debilitating experience. I was prescribed fioricet and was taking 2 every 4 hours it did nothing! I was back hospitalized the next day. So this may work great for migraines but anyone prescribed this for spinal headaches it does not work."
Ash05 June 27, 2015
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"This Rx works wonderfully. I love that it doesn't make me jittery or nauseous. It works 98% of the time for me. Luckily, I was able to have my tablets coated, having a migraine and the bitter taste of the pill wasn't a very good mix. There are times when I have a migraine that comes in too strong and too fast and this tablet doesn't work.That's when I take my Maxalt. Although, I hate the after affects of Maxalt."
Works Wonders! May 22, 2015
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"I am very anxious to take any RX meds. I have suffered with migraines for years. Finally my doctor told me to please try This and get relief! Why do I wait sooo long! It got rid of my migraine and I don't feel weird or goofy ;)."
IamAmy May 14, 2015
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"I have suffered from migraines for as long as I can remember. Tried everything then my Dr. Gave me Fioricet and I love it gets rid of migraines when I'm out I will use Ibuprofen as I AM a recovering Addict and don't want to rely solely on this medicine to get rid of headaches. No more ER visits for this chick!"
diana rudolph March 30, 2015
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"I switched to this after taking Midrin for some time. This works more quickly, has very little side effect, and all around is better. It works for about 95% of my migraines. Sometimes 1 pill and 1 OTC is enough, sometimes 2 pills are needed, and on rare occasion, 3 are necessary. I've never had a migraine that couldn't be killed given enough Fioricet."
TriangularMann (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 23, 2015
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"Like many others, have suffered from tension and/or migraine headaches since I was a child (age 7 or so). My mother and father both had histories of tension and/or migraine headaches. I was prescribed initially fiorinal, around age 15, and then changed to fioricet by my neurologist due to upper gi problems (gerd). Until I had this medication prescribed, my life was controlled by my headaches. I can remember as a teenager, feeling that I couldn't be away from home for very long due to fearing a headache would come on. No child or adult should have to feel that way! I wish that all the physicians who are uncomfortable prescribing this medicine would read these comments! Thank you."
TensionHeadache (taken for 10 years or more) March 2, 2015
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"MAGIC. I never leave home without at least two pills in my purse. I've suffered from migraines since I was 17 (23 now, not that long but long enough) and have been on almost everything. I've been basically turned away by two neurologists because they have nothing left to try with me. I refuse to take any kind of heavy narcotic unless I am forced to go to the ER and I was finally prescribed Fioricet and it worked like no other. Instead of having to drop everything I was doing when the migraine started to lay in a dark room I was able to take 1-2 pills depending on the severity and go on with my day like nothing had happened. It's absolutely amazing. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND"
KatelynnE January 11, 2015
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