How many days in a row can I safely take Imitrex. I take Imitrex 100 mg tabs. I'm trying to break up rebound migraines after taking Fioricet with codeine. Also, how many days to I need to be off painkillers (mainly Fioricet) to stop this rebound cycle? Can I take plain Tylenol or Excedrin while I'm stopping the Fioricet and then try to wean off of those? Imitrex and other triptan's side effects temporarily make symptoms worse for about 1-2 hours so I try to avoid it, but they always do cure the migraine. If necessary I will take imitrex. I know the dangers of pain killers/NSAIDS, but I'm not sure about Imitrex. I worry about my liver and kidneys with all the Tylenol. I also take Zoloft 400 mg HS, Cymbalta 60 mg in morn, Neurontin 1200 mg, Lamictal 200 BID, Prazosin (for PTSD nightmares) 2mg HS and Seroquel. A couple wks ago I received an injection of Lupron for endometriosis and started Progesterone tabs 5mg in a.m. I will...
When we're looking at Migraine and headache information, whether it's from our doctor, a book, or an online article, we sometimes come across medical terms that can be confusing.
Sometimes, it's easy enough to substitute another word or a short phrase for the medical term. At other times, substituting just doesn't convey quite the same meaning or takes more than a few words.
Some of you have expressed an interest in learning more of the medical terminology that comes up when discussing Migraine disease and other headache disorders. So, I'll be posting a "term of the day," probably a couple of times a week. If there are terms you'd like to have defined, please leave a comment to let me know what it is.
Today's term: Secondary Headache Disorder .
Secondary Headache Disorder: headache caused by another illness or disorder.
Cervicogenic headache is an example of a Secondary Headache Disorder .
You can read more about the Secondary Headache Disorder cervicogenic headach...
Our readers ask some great questions about Migraine disease and other headache disorders here on HealthCentral's Migraine community. Nancy and I both answer questions in our community question and answer section . Dr. Krusz and I answer other questions in our Ask the Clinician column .
Some of the questions apply to many of our readers, and are great topics for discussion. So, every week, I bring you our Question of the Week. I hope you'll take a few minutes to look at these questions and the answers, then join us in discussion. One of the best things about online communities is the opportunity to share information and experiences.
This week's Question of the Week:
I get a headache or migraine every day ...
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