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I am 62 and have suffered from migranes and tension headache

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I am 62 and have suffered from migranes and tension headache for yrs. I've been to the emergency room and left with some medicine that helped very much. Do you think it would be difficult to get a perscription from my Doctor?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Julia Kizhner replied 5 years ago.

Hello and thank you for your question,


I don't think your doctor will have any problem prescribing you Fiorinol #3. This medicine does contain Codeine, which is a narcotic, but if you never abused narcotic prescriptions, your doctor should have no problems giving you that medication.


Something else to consider, if you have migraines daily, is to take a medication which will prevent migraines from coming instead of taking something which will stop them while they are already there. There are several different types such as Topamax and Gabapentin. You take these medications daily to prevent migraines from happening in the first place.


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Best wishes and good luck,


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