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My Doctor told me he has been instructed to take ALL his patients off Fiorynal w codiene. He said ALL DRs will be in process of doing this soon- They will be told to take high doses of ibuprofen instead! 800 mg 2 x per day (which anyone who gets bad migraines knows DOESN'T work or even make a dent in the pain) He said this is the new protocol for doctors who treat migraines! Anyone else get this devestating news? It means I will be bedridden for2- 3 weeks out of the month- that's how severe mine get.
Frazzill Frazzill 46-50, F 9 Answers Aug 13, 2012 in Women's Health

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just did a search while i did not find that for headackes i did find a referance to doing it iwth fibermgalia

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that's why they are stopping use of it- cuz it's not a "listed" treatment- although it's one of the only ones that works- & Drs have been prescribing it for migraines for over 30 years!

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Talk to another doctor

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Nope- he said ALL DRs have been told to get all their patients off this type of med

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HE says--make sure.

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well, I'm definately NOT going back to him- i don't need to see a DR to get ibuprophen (advil) I'm just going to go to the ER every time- if enough people do that then maybe they'll get the message that the new course of treating migraines by non narcotic meds is BOGUS

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I'd still double check with a different doctor. Couldn't hurt, at the worst you'd still just be in the same situation.

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Interesting...where did you hear this from?

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My Dr just told me today- read my added explanation. He said "science" has determined they don't work, cause more headaches & that therefore all Drs are to give another kind of treatment-non narcotic- like amyltriptaline prescription or iburophen/naproxen which are over the counter meds that don't even work for me if I get a bad REGULAR headache.

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I recommend Chamomile tea then.

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I drink that daily for my glaucoma- it doesn't make a dent in my migraines

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May as well put a bullet in me now.

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yeah, me too- I told him oh well, that means I'm going to have to go to the emergency room for all my migraines now cuz they are THAT bad. I have to lay in bed for DAYS/WEEKS without my med. He was adamant that he's being forced, & it's ALL patients- not just me.

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My pain management Dr, still gives me the good stuff.

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Well NOW I got a headache

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LOL

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I don't think that's true

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so, you're calling me a liar? I just freaking came from my DOCTORs office.

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I'm not saying you're lying...I just wouldn't believe your doctor is being completely honest without some other source for that info...Besides....all that other info wasn't part of the initial question. Don't be so defensive. Not everything is an attack.

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ok, sorry, I'm just in tears right now- It means I'm going to have to be in level 9 pain for weeks at a time- tha's how long my migraines last. I'm bedridden in horrible pain that feels like I'm dying the whole time-w/out my med

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WHAT???!!! WTF are we supposed to do now?!

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I tried to talk him out of it for 45 min- he says science has shown ibuprophen 800 mg once or twice a day will get rid of it- I have an ULCER- which means I CAN"T take that high a dose & that didn't seem to matter to him- he just admitted that he's been TOLD that he's been told to get all his patients off narcotic pain meds- & put them on amyltriptaline daily with ibuprophen at max dosage for each bad migraine! I told him that's the first thing I try and it never works- It's not him, this is a DR who swore by these meds- it's the gov, yet again messing w ppls treatmnets.

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oh man- I just started getting THOSE- did you get checked to make sure u don't have glaucoma? mine ended up being from high eye pressure due to sky high glaucoma.

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