Fioricet (BUT/APAP/CAF) Is this pain pill safe?

pixiefairydust Community Member January 08, 2011
  • Does any one have any information on Fioricet? Is this ok to take and does it work for anyones Migraines? I'm really leary on taking a new pain pills for my Migraines. I take 2 pills right now. That's Topamax(100 mg) and the generic for Epidrin till I run out. I'll have to try something new. I get kind of scared when taking new Meds, the side effects and all. I'm not a big fan of the Triptans Family of Meds for the Abortive of Migraines. I tried and didn't like. I hope someone has taking Fioricet and its worked. Just let me know how it works. I may have to go to this pain pill. It's hard to say good bye to a pill thats help me for a long time. (The Midrin and Generic for Epidrin). It's hard living with Migraines everyday when you have some that don't or doesn't want to understand them. My boyfriend says I don't have them and I make them up, but God knows my pain I go through. I don't tell him anymore when I have one. Just take my pain pill and take it easy. I don't see a Neurology and spend $40.00 for nothing. Also I don't spend $50.00 on my Topamax just to spend money on my pill, when I can spend it on something elso. I have a Migraine Disease. My mom gets Migraines and I think I inherdited them from her. My son sometimes gets Headaches/Migraines. He may develop them later. He's 12 years old now. My daughter is 17 yrs, but she doesn't get Headaches or Migraines.  What's the vertict or Feedback on Fioricet Thanks.

8 Comments
  • Gouchen117
    Oct. 27, 2014

    Sorry to hear about your migraines, I took Fioricet for years with no side effects.

    I may have a better solution that worked for me. I went to a professional hypnotist who taught the technique to professionals who were in the mental health field.

    I got him to teach me the technique, of self-hypnotist. It took only a few weekends in a month before I could do...

    RHMLucky777

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    Sorry to hear about your migraines, I took Fioricet for years with no side effects.

    I may have a better solution that worked for me. I went to a professional hypnotist who taught the technique to professionals who were in the mental health field.

    I got him to teach me the technique, of self-hypnotist. It took only a few weekends in a month before I could do it. Then an interesting thing happened. The migraines stopped you see I had such a fear of getting a migraine that I was the one bringing it on. I hope this works for you.

     

     

  • stacymgray
    Feb. 16, 2012

    i passed out the other day my ten yr old had to call emt cause i couldnt talk or move and i couldnt see and i was out for about thirty min and it started off with a very bad headache and they gave me this med for it and the headaches r gone but i am having very dizzy spells now should i be concerned or is it just a side effect

    • Teri Robert
      Health Guide
      Feb. 16, 2012

      Sorry, but it's really impossible to answer your question online, Stacy. Please call your doctor about this, and be safe.

       

      Teri

  • Anne
    Jun. 22, 2011

    I have tried Fioracet and it worked well.  Also, it sounds like you should find a new boyfriend, since anyone who would treat you like that while going through the pain of a migraine is simply not worth having around.  

     

    Good luck!

  • Anonymous
    Jennifer
    Jan. 10, 2011

    Hello, I have suffered from migraines since I was 17 years old. I am now 38.  I used to have used both Fioricet and Fiornal.  I only use these as an additional pain reliever when I take my Maxalt and it hasnt' completely gotten rid of my headache.  I have taken Midrin, but, that didn't work for long at all.  It's been YEARS.  I take...

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    Hello, I have suffered from migraines since I was 17 years old. I am now 38.  I used to have used both Fioricet and Fiornal.  I only use these as an additional pain reliever when I take my Maxalt and it hasnt' completely gotten rid of my headache.  I have taken Midrin, but, that didn't work for long at all.  It's been YEARS.  I take Topamax as a preventative as well and have for at least 6 years.  I have not had any problems with Fioricet or Fiorinal and it is effective. However, you cannot take too much of it or you will end up with a rebound headache and at that point, you can't take anything and you get to suffer through the headache.  Sometimes, a doctor will prescribe a steroid burst, but, not always.  Good luck!

     

    Jennifer

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jan. 10, 2011

    Hi.  Sorry about your migraines.  Like you I've inherited headaches which have recently become migraines from a parent.  I take the generic version of this med and found it to be helpful if I take it at the first sign.  If I wait, I don't find it to work.  I only take one and it does make me a little less active.  I'm not sleepy...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hi.  Sorry about your migraines.  Like you I've inherited headaches which have recently become migraines from a parent.  I take the generic version of this med and found it to be helpful if I take it at the first sign.  If I wait, I don't find it to work.  I only take one and it does make me a little less active.  I'm not sleepy just not as active.  But I only take this when I feel it's going to be a big one.  Other than the slight slowdown I don't have any side effects. Hope this helps.

  • Nancy Harris Bonk
    Jan. 10, 2011

     

    Hello, and welcome to MyMigraineConnection.com!

    I' am so glad you've found us. Yes, Migraine is a real disease, thought to be caused by overactive neurons in our brains and genetics - you can share that with your boyfriend Smile.

     

    If  you are having more than three Migraines a month while on Topamax, it may be time talk to your doctor about a...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hello, and welcome to MyMigraineConnection.com!

    I' am so glad you've found us. Yes, Migraine is a real disease, thought to be caused by overactive neurons in our brains and genetics - you can share that with your boyfriend Smile.

     

    If  you are having more than three Migraines a month while on Topamax, it may be time talk to your doctor about a change in dosage, or a change in medication. Don't get discouraged, though because there are over 100 different medications that are used for Migraine prevention. Take a look at our Topamax profile when you get a minute, then you may want to read Migraine Preventive Medications - Too Many Options To Give Up!

     

    Fioricet  is a pain reliever, not a medication that will stop or prevent a Migraine. One issue that may happen while taking Fioricet is it can create another form of headache called medication overuse headache. You see, taking Migraine abortive meds such as the triptans or ergotamines or any kind of pain medication --such as Fioricet-- more than two or three days a week can make matters worse by causing medication overuse headache (MOH), aka rebound. See Medication Overuse Headache - When the Remedy Backfires for more information on this. 

     

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