Hiya ann, thank you for your reply.
Right now he gave me something called, Phrenilin, i was on midrin before, but it didnt help much, i would hurt so bad i would have to take like 6 of them before i got any relief, and by then i had muscle spasms in my legs and back from to much meds. We have tried fiorinol, but it had to much caffiene (and codeine) in it, and thats it lol all the good meds with the caffiene kick in the panic mode, so i cant take those. Its frustrating. This med is pretty much the same as fiorinol, but i took out the codiene and caffiene. But it doenst help much either. The other meds i take are: klonopin, wellbutrin and Ziac (which i know is for high blood pressure, but i take it as a beta blocker for heart palps, it helps a bunch with the arrythmia) I love my doc, and i know he cares, but hes in a lil bitty town in oklahoma, and im just not sure he knows enough. I havent seen a neurologist, but i sure need to. And, i used to keep a diary of things, ill have to start over, i moved and lost the book i had written in (or the ex got it who knows, hes wierd) I thank you, it does help and thanks for your time, please let me know what you think of the medicine he has me on, as i have no idea what all is out there that may work around the panic attacks. Thank you,
Hi all...I am new here. Had headaches for years and always took Fiorcet/cod. Now I have a new doc. He doesnt like to give it to me. Today he gave me Topamax, but it looks scarey to try. I hate trying new drugs, but I think I realize the whole rebound thing with the Fiorcet/cod. and need to stop depending on it. I have a bad neck and back and sometimes I take the drug for those too. Today he also gave me Acuflex which is really just tylenol and an antihistamin....but its for pain. I tired that...no big deal. Has anyone heard of the Topamax and tried it? Or the Acuflex? I'm 52 and have always been active....just got married for the second time too.
I'm not on Topomax at the moment. It is frequently used to treat migraines but originally used as an anti-epileptic medication. I've heard some good feedback on it. I'm sure you'll get quite a few reply postings on this to set you mind at ease.
Topomax will be my next medication if/when my propanolol doesn't work. Took me way too long to figure out the rebound headaches too.
Good luck to you, and Congratulations on your marriage.
Thank you Shell and Ladybug....for writing in reply to my headaches and the new drug, Topamax. I still never tried it. Its been a while since I visited this site again. And I was happy to see you two and the info you shared with me. I have been just taking the Fiorcet again. But I am being very careful. My headaches haven't been too frequent to try that med, Topamax so I told my pharmacist...If it aint broke dont fix it....you know that phrase?....I told him the doc doesnt want to give me my ole med and is trying all these other things....including Toprol this past winter. Bottom line...I am 52 and I know my body. I just have to be careful not to take the Fiorcet for aches and pains. I was recently tested for Lyme disease and Rumatoid Arthritis and thankfully both tests were negative. I've been taking Aleve for my sore foot and so far thats helped, except my skin on my hands is bad. I've had excema my whole life and although its under control, certain meds and foods can stimulate it....and its been bad right where I wear my wedding rings. Well...its late....gotta get some sleep. Thanks again....Jen, from Jersey