Need medical help. You will need to reduce the dose slowly and at the same time initiated some other non addictive preventive treatment for migraine such as topiramate or topamax or a beta blocker with the use of a triptan such as Imitrex (sumatriptan) for acute attacks. You may need something for anxiety as you withdraw from the barbituric component of fioricet.
Difficult. Unfortunately, that medication contains a barbiturate and a narcotic analgesic both of which have addictive potential. If you are having problems with its use, I would urge you to talk to your doctor. You may need to enter a structured addiction program to safely stop its use. If you are taking it for headache you will need another treatment for that problem. Good luck.
Better options exist. Fioricet/ fiorinal is a barbiturate derivative, which can be highly addictive, and interact with many other drugs. The type and source of headaches must be established ie; classic migraine, chronic daily ha, clusterha, ect. Biofeedback has been shown to be an effective treatment. Some ha's are peripheral (occipital neuralgia). If ha's are frequent, a preventative drug is preferred (topamax, (topiramate) verapam.
Every 3 day cut back of fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine) put me in wd at end of month. Went from 4 to 1 every other. What can I do now.1 per day?
Slow titration. I would continue to titrate down as you have, just more slowly. If you are at 1 per day stay there for 5-7 days then go to 1/2 per day for 5-7 days.
Controlling pain. Using music, deep breathing, light activity (walking, swimming, dancing), reading, massage, and meditation/prayer can add to your ability to control your pain, even while decreasing pain medications. Practice a little more each day and you can become an expert on controlling your own pain. Talk to your doctor and consider visiting a pain clinic to help get you started.
No. It contains, obviously, codeine which will show up as an opiate (and is also metabolized into morphine). It also contains a barbiturate, bultalbital, which will also show up as positive. I would worry more about using drugs when you are subject to drug testing, and the level of severity of your drug problem, as you do about getting caught.
Can I take fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine) while trying to conceive?
Yes, but. Opioids in general like Codeine may affect reproductive hormones and may cause fertility issues by affecting ovulation. Only a thorough workup can determine if that is the case. If fertility is not an issue, the use of any drug during pregnancy can be a concern as this med has a category c rating for fetal adverse effects. Consult with an OB to weigh the risks versus the benefits.
I hear there is a new medication called fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) which has codeine, can you tell me more about it?
An addicting med. An addicting pain medicine for headaches. I would recommend you don't use it. I would do my best to understand the cause of your headaches. May just need new glasses, control your blood pressure, address the stress of life/job/responsibilities rather than complicate with an addicting medication. It would be my last resort, if ever at all. Go to a headache specialist, or interventional pain doc.