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Difference in Floricet and Imitrex???
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Difference in Floricet and Imitrex???

What's the difference in Floricet and Imitrex?  My doctor is not sure if my headache is migraine or tension.  Right now I take Elavil to prevent migraines, and the Floricet for a headache attack.  It did not seem like the Floricet worked good, however even only after taking 1 Elavil my headache didn't start two hours after I was up as usual.  So, I am thinking it is migraine.  Or will the Floricet treat migraine?  If I switch to Imitrex do I still take Elavil to prevent it?  The Floricet just made me feel drunk, with a headache that was still there.  It only helped for about 3 1/2 hours and then came back so severe.  That's why I think migraine not tension.
Age
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37
Sex
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Female
Weight
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128
Current Medications
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Synthroid .1mg

floricet- as needed for pain ( tension headache ) 1 tablet

elavil-to prevent migraines .25 at bedtime
Drug Allergies
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Hydrocodone
Medical Conditions
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Hypothyroid

Migraine or Tension Headaches
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Fioricet is indicated for the treatment of tension headaches and it is sometimes used, but not an FDA approved indication, for migraines.  Imitrex is indicated for the treatment of migraine attacks. Usually, if you are taking a medication to prevent migraines, you would continue to do so, but this is something to discuss with your doctor.
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