How Can I Break The Fioricet Habit?

Question

Asked by dee

How Can I Break The Fioricet Habit?

I have consulted my psychiatrist and neurologist, but they have not been very helpful. I really need to get off this medication because I take way too much. I does help me, but I don't want to become an addict.

Answer

Dee,

Welcome to MyMigraineConnection!

In addition to what Betsy and Nancy said, I want to add a couple of things...

If you're taking Fioricet daily, you should discontinue it under a doctor's care because of the butalbital in it.

Also, I would suggest that you find a new doctor to treat your Migraines. Your neurologist should be helpful to you regarding this issue. If your doctor can't or won't help you, it's time to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It's important to note that neurologists aren't necessarily Migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a Migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.

Good luck, Dee. Please let us know how you're doing?

Teri