My neurologist took away my Fioricet and Vicodin, and now my migraine is even worse. Why doesn’t he care about my pain?
Fioricet is habit-forming, and not a modern treatment for chronic headache. Vicodin and Fioricet may in the long run make headaches more frequent, long-lasting, and severe. Some doctors suddenly withdraw headache medication to see how the symptoms level out after a few weeks, but I prefer a more gradual approach. Sometimes stopping the medication for awhile may at least make it easier to diagnose the underlying headache, as tension headaches may improve after prolonged med stoppage. If your headache is chronic, it may be more muscle tension than migraine anyway.