Vicodin and rebound headaches

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Avatar f tn So why would a physician prescribe tramadol to try to get off the vicodin? I have cluster headaches since the surgery and now I think it will be twice as hard to try to discontinue either of those. Looking for some input.
Avatar n tn I currently suffer from daily headaches and anxiety. Emerging research suggests that anticonvulsants, SSRIs and other anti-depressants show some promise in the reduction of chronic headaches. Due to my desire to avoid exaserbating either permenently or temporarily my chronic tinnitus I a fearful of the anti-convulsant and SSRI drug classes.
Avatar n tn You will have rebound headaches if you try to stop taking it and they are worse than the original headaches. You need to get proper, non-habit forming medication for your condition. Why in the heck did your doctor prescribe Vicodin? Any headache specialist would never do that. I have suffered migraines for 15 years and was taught that in the very beginning. What type of headaches were you diagnosed with?
Avatar f tn Hi and welcome to the Migraines & Headaches Community. That is not true. Who told you that? Rebound headaches are a result of OVERUSE of pain killers...Rx and OTC. You have to be taking the pain killers more than twice a week...for a very extended period of time. Or taking more than the directions say. You are most likely dealing with Cluster Migraines.
2048234 tn?1330814100 t remember how many days you have. I had rebound pain of some sort headaches included well beyond 30 days clean. I had a two week period where I really pondered living the rest of my life in pain and if I could but it did pass. I still have pain but not anywhere along the lines of those two weeks and it is manageable.
1027005 tn?1300050172 I have had a terrible headache for five days now, it hurts all over and when I do anything I just want to throw up. I have taken tylenol, excedrin, motrin, aleve and I even took vicodin and nothing help, the vicodin just made me extremely high. I am completely stumped on what to do, I'm miserable and with a almost one year old this needs to go quickly cause me being able to barely move isn't working out so well.
Avatar f tn I ask because many narcotics cause rebound headaches. I thought I had migraines years ago but it was rebound headaches caused from the norco I took for my back surgery. The pain of rebound headaches is as bad as a migraine for sure. There are much better meds for real migraine.
Avatar n tn My 35 yr. old son has had almost constant headaches for over a year and a half. He has been to several "specialists" and the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago and Mayo Clinic in Mn. He is being treated with drugs, since MRI shows no tumors, etc. The drugs are not working. Vicodin does temporarily lessen the pain as does demoral. He cannot get anymore vicodin. He has never had an allergy test, the doctor at Mayo didn't think it was necessary. Any suggestions?
Avatar m tn You might also want to consider whether she might be getting rebound headaches from the vicodin usage. Has her neurologist not tried any preventatives for these headaches?
1930941 tn?1400107522 Rebound headaches and pain are very common with wd's. If this doesnt get better soon i would go and see the doctor. Our brain plays some pretty heavy games with us when we clean up and pain is the major one. Are you doing anything with recovery care?
Avatar n tn In the past two years, I have been taking fioricet, vicodin ES, Motrin 600, phenergan or a combination of these meds for my headaches and nausea. I am now up to approx 100 pills a month and 1 -3 ER visits a month, having anxiety attacks and when I have tried to gradually get off the meds, I end up in the ER with a killer migraine.
2104296 tn?1334841551 Well, you do not want to take pain pills too often because you can get rebound headaches, but by the same token, you do not want to be miserable with headache either. I'm sorry this reply is so late- I have not been on here in such a long time! I would recommend finding another neurologist, one who uses a combination of a preventative and abortive medications.
Avatar n tn After being off meds for a couple of months my headaches were sadly, as present as ever and for me, rebound was not much of an issue.
341042 tn?1244776427 Hi everyone. I have been suffering from migraines for 4 years now. They have become chronic, I have either a severe headache or a migraine every day. I'm taking preventive medications-so far my neurologist & I have not been able to find the one that will work for me. My dr. also talked to me about rebound headaches, so I have tapered down my use of triptans and painkiller (I usually take Fiorinal).
Avatar m tn The worst of physical wd symptoms do get better after about 4 days, but it takes a while for your body to recognize real pain and rebound pain. The opiates knocked out your bodies natural ability to fight off pain naturally, so it takes a bit for your brain to balance out. Opiates can create rebound pain, meaning that when the pain comes back after the opiates wear off, the pain is more intensified. It can take a couple weeks or more to know where your real pain meter is at.
Avatar f tn Your body adapts to the medication and the only way to stop rebound headaches is to reduce or stop taking the pain medication that's causing them. Within a week to 10 days, withdrawal symptoms and headaches may become less intense and less frequent. After you've broken the rebound headache cycle, you and your doctor can find a safer way to manage your headaches.
Avatar f tn UGHHHH, Hated those headaches. Mine was behind the eyes and back of the skull by the neck. Drink, drink , drink lots of fluid. Take some advil and put warm moist wet towels over your eyes while resting. Also ice on the neck and forehead will help. What day post pills are you? I found day 9 the headaches softened.
1786778 tn?1314987818 I have tried everything from advil and tylenol to percocet and vicodin. Nothing seems to help.
1175033 tn?1492201228 It was my GP but the funny thing about that is when I went to my Neurologist about my headaches he pushed my headaches off on taking tylenol and that they were causing rebound headaches (and i know the difference between a pressure and a rebound ha!) The guy gave my a handout about rebound HA's and it mentioned that Ultram was not going to cause rebound HA's. While on the med I had just as many HA's proving to me that I wasn't having rebound headaches. I really have no Dr.
Avatar f tn It is good that the tests done were normal. Over-the-counter pain medications may cause rebound headaches if taken too much or for too long. Concussions and post traumatic headache may be felt for longer periods of time following even mild head trauma. Aside from headache, other symptoms such as dizziness, insomnia, difficulties in concentration and mood and personality changes, may also be observed. talk to your doctor about this for proper management. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Yes and it really depends on what you're withdrawing from, If it's narcotics, you're probably having rebound headaches and very little help for those but an ice pack, Benadryl worked for me sometimes, stay away from Tylenol though or they will continue. I know your pain all too well.
Avatar f tn t know the science of it all, but I took pills for different ailments over the years and not only did they stop lowering my pain levels, they created rebound headaches that were worse than any other issues I manufactured. The brain seems to be a very unique tool where addiction is concerned. Once we are dependent/addicted, it will do anything to convince us we NEED these meds to live a quality life.
Avatar f tn I am a 32 year old female, otherwise healthy until I started having chronic daily headaches 2 years ago. These headaches are ruining my life and I do not know what to do at this point. My physicians want to take me off of the only drug, fioricet, that is helping me due to the possibility of "rebound headaches".