Hi everyone, I'm new on here. I've been having a problem with Fioricet for at least 6 years now. It was giving to me for migraine headaches, which it works wonders for them! When I'm on it, I feel normal. I have energy, I'm in a good mood, I can think more clearly. When I don't have it, I feel like s***. I have no energy, depressed, grumpy. I'm recently starting some meopause systems, and when I take my Fioricet, I feel great! I know if I tell a doctor this, they'll think I'm crazy, but its true! Please, anyone, help!!What do I do???? I was also on Depakote ER for 6 years as well, but slowly came off it and even that seemed to make me feel better. It felt like when I took the Depakote, It just wasen't working anymore and made me feel worst! So, for now, I'm staying off it!! Any responses would be great!! Thank you
Hi Dar...l-o-n-g story short, 6 years ago, long before I knew I had any type of addictive behavor, I was given a script for my migraines, fioricet my new miracle pill.. I never experienced my headaches, and my house was spotless and I could run 20 errands in one day without breaking a sweat or having the jitters....then one day, 4 months later I experienced the worst rebound headache ever, and found myself devistated and counting my pills every 30 min (like the count on Sesame Street!) I was so hooked! I went cold turkey, which at the time I did not know how life threatning this was. Heart rate in the 160-170, my B/P sky high, terrible!! The difference with fioricet is it is a barbituate (butalbital) and you need to taper off or seek a dr so you dont have a major seizure. Some docs will use phenobarbital for withdrawing, it has a longer half life. Please listen to your body and get medical attention if you need to, and I dont mean get another script, unless of course its to taper yourself off. That is one nasty pill!! Lots of love and peace, I will be thinking of you and looking for your posts honey!
Hi Vickyc, thank you for telling me this, I had no clue how dangerous it is just to stop. I'm just so scared because I'm afraid I won't feel normal anymore!! But, I do go to the doctors today and will ask about everything. After my crack addition 13 years ago, you would think I know better!!! But it's starting to run my life and thats not good!! and yes, I have the cleanest house in N.C.!! I just hope this doctor is a understanding one or I'll be highly upset, or I'll just keep looking until I find one!!!! Thanks again hon, and I will let you know how I make out!!!!!!