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Headaches

Headaches

For the last 3 weeks I have had a bad headache/migraine. Doing research I found headaches are a symptom of fibro. I have been taking ibuprofen and alternating Tylenol every 6 hours. Is there anyone else who suffers with headaches and what do you take to stop them? Thanks, Lynda

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

LyndaPruettAkers Have you tried Excedrin Migraine? I've had this work for me with a migraine if I could catch it before it gets out of hand. I had to go on a prescription when the over the counter stuff quit working and they became more frequent and more intense. I use to have migraines that came 3 or more times a week that were so intense I couldn't stand them. I would rather beat my head against a brick wall than endure the pain of them. I had all the problems that came with a migraine too... nausea/vomiting, sensitivity to light & sound, it was awful. This was about 3 years ago, and my doctor put me on Topamax to control them. I can honestly say, that medication was like a miracle to me. I still take it, and I might still get a migraine from time to time, but never as often or with the intensity of the ones I use to have. Good luck, I hope you get this taken care of... find something that works. Hugs

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I can sympathise with you I have continuous headaches they subside but never entirely go all down to a virus nearly 18 yrs ago I'm on topiramate twice a day then backed up with paracetamol and codeine I unfortunately can't take anti inflammatory tablets as my ibs really plays up and some pain meds I'm allergic too but I try lavender heat pillow and relaxation music that helps especially to get me to relax my neck so it eases and I can sleep also some gentle stretching exercises of the neck muscles can help try yoga I was surprised just how tense my body is in flare ups so I'm trying to do gentle stretching and relaxation too good luck and gentle hugs to you and all xxxx

edited, originally posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi Lynda I have them also now I can tell when its coming on an I take EXCEDRIN MIGRAINE that works for me I was on prescription it cost to must and I was told about Excedrin and thats all I have to take. I may or may not work for you but it want hurt to try it !

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

When I get migraines I have to go to bed in a dark room and a fan blowing on low. I also take Phenegan because I get really sick. I also found that wine or wine coolers,nuts,and chocolates cause me headaches too. I hope this helps. Soft hugs

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I started with headaches 1 ago and the tylenol and ibuprofen didn't help so I started on Excedrin migraine. I usually take one and its go but if I am really stressed and get a headache I have to take 2 and it goes away. Von average I may have a headache once or twice a week.

posted over 2 years ago
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