Celebrex for headaches

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Weight gain is not unheard of with Celebrex or Cymbalta. Celebrex is for pain also, and can help headaches, so why not fibro?
For the last 2-3 weeks I have been having awful headaches. My dentist thinks it might be TMJ, so she fitted me for a splint (which I get next week), but advised me to see an MD to rule out other possible causes, which I did. He does not believe it is TMJ because it is not concentrated around my jaw. Rather it hurts ALL over from my jaw, temples, sides of my head, forehead, neck, and sometimes shoulders. The MRI came back completely normal.
I have seen a Neurologist, who in the first appointment said my headaches are related to hormones and after all blood tests for thyroid/para came back clear, he said I will be fine. (In other words, just go on suffering!) The headache starts just before my menstral cycle and lasts 5 - 7 days. I live on aspirin, neurofen, maxalt - these just relieve the symptoms and within 3 - 4 hrs the pain returns.
stated that he truly cannot pinpoint the cause of these headaches and that the depakote will stop the signal for the headaches. He has prescribed it to start with 250 mgs. tid for the first week and 500 tid for 3 more weeks. My other Dr. suggested pamalor and midril. Do you have any advise on these drugs.their side effects of short term use.
I no longer go to a chiro, I just got an mri of my neck and I am waiting for the results, not for another week. No other issues at this time other than the headaches. I do have arthritis of the neck. I have been involved in a sport called wakeboarding for over 10 years. I have probably taken about 50-60 whiplash falls and have had 6 mild-concussions (lasting effects for over a week), in that time.
10 year history of headaches. Tried migraine med after migraine med, lynrica. Finally diagnosied with severe sleep apnea. Was put on bi-pap therapy and things were GREAT, for a year. Now headahces are back with a vengeance. he is no longer able to work, is taking many many drugs. CAT scan, MRI, lumbar puncture negative. Has been admitted and treated with prednisone for a week with no change. has seen two neurologists who basically say they have nothing to offer.
Thank god my jaw will crack after a certain point and that relieves the stress for some time. If you can qualify for a bite guard through your dental plan, get one. It will pretty much relieve all those problems.
I used to take Fiorinal with Codiene which is asprin, butabital and codiene. Helps a lot for migraines and headaches. Ask your Dr. about them, not big time narcotics or anything. I hate headaches!!
For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
I have recently started taking hydrocholothiazide, celebrex, nexium, and requips. I wake up every morning with a terrible headache and keep it for most of the day. A week an a half ago, I became very nauseated at work and ended up in the hospital because I was so dehydrated. Since then, I have been having the headaches and stay thirsty all the time. I am also going through menopause. My body is aching, and have felt horrible since then. Please help me. I'm begging for help.
For the past couple of years I have been doctoring for the same symptoms with no help or answers. Chronic fatigue, headaches, strange sensations in left arm shoulder and left side of head, terrible memory problems, concentration and focusing difficulties, mood problems, and chronic pain. I keep getting different diagnosise from depression to fibromyalgia. I have had every test done from blood work to sleep studies. Recently I went fir a ct scan because I thought I broke my nose.
I have it at a relatively young age, and was prescribed celebrex, which I hate the headaches from and stomach pain (and its not all that effective) which irritates my stomach ulcer. All my doc said was to up the protonix. Im in PT to help as well but if anyone would like to share a short summary of their story from pre-diag symptoms through successful treatment, I would really like to see how the different docs have handled your speciific case.
) In fact, acetaminophen is the recommended medication for relieving minor aches, pains, and headaches in people with liver disease. However, when taken in excessive quantities or when combined with alcohol, acetaminophen may cause death due to liver failure. In fact, an overdose of acetaminophen is the most common cause of fulminant hepatic failure as well as the most common cause of drug-induced liver disease in the United States.
I now have arthritis in my neck, hip, and hand, in addition to chronic headaches, I have been on anti-seizure, anti-depressant, pain killers and have had trigger point injections and physical therapy. The headaches get a little better, but they always return. I am presently trying amytryptiline, which doesn't make me sick like the others, but is not getting rid of the pain much. I have tried to go holistic and try different supplements, but they don't help much.
Thank you for responding. I haven't had surgery mainly because they said there's nothing "mechanicaly" worth doing surgery on and I would have to get worse before they could do any surgery! There was mention of possibly a couple of slightly bulging discs, but no enough to cause the pain I'm in. I'm in pain every day and in moderate to severe pain after work and of course, when it rains hard. If I have to get "worse", I don't think I could deal with it.
I have taken topamax for headaches. I get horrible headaches because of 2 herniated disks and it is commonly prescribed to treat them. vicuser was right. The drug was originally developed for seizures. It may help you but I want to warn you about some of the side effects! One is that it causes weight loss. I knew that at the time and thought "great" but it got out of hand. I am 5 foot 6 and got down to 95 pounds.
As for Botox, my doctor told me that neurologists were using it to relieve headaches by injecting it into the neck. My neck could use some right now.
My symptoms are severe pain in my whole body, not just joints, but my joints do hurt from my headaches, to my fingertips to my toes. Bruising for a couple years, weakness, pnuemonia 2 in 2 mons, but immune system weak and catch everything anyone has, scarring, weight loss, fatique, bleeding problems, cysts in ovaries, falling due to wekness in knees, dropping things even though I think hard about holding them, twitching/jerking/shaking etc. or headaches tooI feel like yelling, my bones hurt.
But, I was on Celebrex for a couple years, still am. It works great for me, but once in a while it seems like it isn't doing anything to help. So, then I go off it for 2 weeks, then start back up and all the pain goes away. It seems my body gets used to it. Once I go on the Humira, I will stop the celebrex, I'm sure. The meds are not a big problem for me. With the AIH, I have to watch my liver closely.
Some ppl never seem to have an issue with them while others do. My sister has been on Celebrex for years and seem to have no problem tolerating it. Darvon is not an effective pain reliever for chronic pain. There have been studies that confirm the fact that even Ibuprofen is more effective. So in my opinion I would not consider Darvon. Tramadol has been effective for some chronic pain patients. However don't be mislead by it's drug category of a non-narcotic.
My psychiatrist recently started me on Celebrex for a chronic pain problem and I found it does not work nearly as well as ibuprofen( Motrin, Advil) which she believes is bad for the kidneys. Alcohol also works better, but as you know is another strongly addicting drug. I began curing my pain by drinking alcoholic beverages because I could not get pain meds from my HMO way back when. Now I am still fighting a severe alcohol addiction! IT SUCKS!!!!!!
The doctor told me that I can take up to 4 t3's for headaches. The combination of alcohol and tylenol is what makes it toxic to the liver.
I have been seeing the same doctor for years and years - and I considered myself lucky because headaches are ALL that I suffered from. I have a great life, good hubby, amazing kids...life is good. But not good enough apparently because i just could not BEAR the pain of a migraine - and the frequency I was getting them. Over the past years, I've had MRI;s, CT Scans, and been on TONS of different meds to see what would work - and then 4 years ago, I was prescribed Tramadol...and it WORKED!
I have even thought of asking to up the Lyrica for my pain even though I take Celebrex twice a day as well. With my amputation pain is my life 24/7. Now with my breast hurting and a torn meniscus, my hips hurt, I kiterally hurt almost everywhere. I don't get headaches which I should be thankful for. I used to get them once a month when I had my period. No more as I haven't had a period for 3 yrs, thank God. This also has helped with my seizures.
I'm a 46 year old male with a long (15-20 year) history of migraines, they have been gradually getting worse over time. I have been unable to work for the last year and a half, and have been bedridden for the last year due to a severe headache. The headache has not gone away at all during that time. Five years ago I had a bad stretch that I was off for about a year but not necessarily bedridden the entire time. The rest of the time I experienced what may be considered regular bad migraines.
I have been advised to take Celebrex or Topamax for headaches. Which treats headaches/migraines better? Which has had more success?
I was also having headaches, so my PC doctor prescribed 100 mg. of darvocet for the headaches, and jackpot! the darvocet also stopped the immediate neuropathy pain and helped me sleep also. Darvocet is the only meds I take - it doesn't take away all the pain - but I'm not in devastating pain 24 hours a day any more and on darvocet at least I can function. I take it every six hours and at bedtime and don't have the hangover like I did from other meds. I hope this helps.
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