User Reviews for Fiorinal to treat Pain
Fiorinal has an average rating of 9.6 out of 10 from a total of 5 reviews for the treatment of Pain. 100% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 0% reported a negative experience.
"Have taken Fiorinal in capsule form for over 30 years. Originally to stop migraines and relief from chronic headaches. After doctors trying all types of meds including beta blockers and antidepressants a pain specialist had me take it 4x a day to help prevent and treat headaches. 8 years ago I developed carpal tunnel, tendonitis and bilateral neuropathy. Multiple surgeries failed and I can't take steroid shots. I didn't realize it but the Fiorinal has been really muting the pain in my arms, wrists and hands. Recent blood tests showed kidney issues and because of the aspirin they told me to stop the Fiorinal until they can determine the cause. My pain in hands, wrists, and arms is tripled without the fiorinal. On Medicare it is not covered. 90 pills is almost $100. I use the a pharmacy discount card which is then $67."
"I have had migraines my whole life and I am happy with the combination I am on now of Fiorinal and daily 100 mg Topamax. I can't handle more than 100 mg (50 mg twice a day) of the topamax without unwanted side effects. 100 mg of Topamax is not enough to keep me headache free. It only cuts down on the headaches and makes them not so intense -instead of 9s and 10s I get 7s and 8s. Fiorinal knocks the headaches right out. If I catch it in time I only need to take 1 but if it's a really bad one, I take 2 and lie down. It has worked great for my tension - cluster migraines."
"I have taken Fiorinal since I was 19 and I am 56 now, and it has helped not only with severe tension headaches but with toothaches, strep throat, and other pain over the years and I reccomend it to anybody suffering from headaches."
"I’ve used Fiorinol with codeine for 49 years and it’s the only pain relief medication that works for me. I have multiple issues, severe back pain it reduces pain so I function but doesn’t make it go completely away, in the past the issues worked completely... I take at the onset of pain, if I wait too long pain is harder to control. I thought it only came in a capsule then I got it in tablet form once and the tablet didn’t work as well and yet should be the same. In the past I was given a generic which did not work, the past 5-6 yrs the generic is working. It used to cost me over $800/month but with generic the price is about $400. My plan covers 80% I have tried other medication every time a new one comes on the market with no success. This is a drug that does need constant monitoring but it does work. Recent kidney tests have been good for me so it hasn’t affected that with long term use."
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"I have been prescribed Fiorinal for the past 20 years, and as many others have stated, it is indeed a miracle. NOTHING else works as well (if at all) as Fiorinal. It is unfortunate that so many physicians are reluctant to prescribe it, always citing their fear of addiction. While there is most definitely a dependence that can result, it should not (in my opinion) be lumped into the abused substances category for those of us who use it according to our doctor's prescription."