Everyone has suffered from the occasional headache. These headaches, what doctors refer to as “tension headaches,” can be taken care of rather fast and easily by sleeping them off, drinking a lot of water, or taking aspirin or Tylenol.

But if you are a severe or chronic headache sufferer, you’re well aware that these headaches can come to dominate both your work and home life. In a study conducted by the American Headache Society, it has been proven that almost three-quarters of those who suffer from chronic headaches have significant problems dealing with the daily activities of life.

People who suffer from migraines have symptoms as well as a headache; they might stay in a dark room several days in a month because they can’t deal with being sensitive to light and being in pain.

Fioricet: A New Choice

In order to manage headaches, Fioricet is a drug that was  developed by researchers. It does work on tension headaches. Although some migraine sufferers also seem to find it helpful, studies have shown that in most cases, it’s generally ineffective as a migraine treatment.

works due to three different ingredients — each of which attacks a different “part” of your headache. You can compare this to a good laundry detergent that has several different ingredients: one to work on grease, another that deals with odors, and a third that tackles dirt.

Now how does this three ingredient medication work?

Fioricet consists of three substances, and two of these substances might be old acquaintances: Butalbital, Acetominophen and Caffeine. Butalbital is a barbiturate; similar to other barbiturates, it has a calming effect. Butalbital helps with tension headaches by making the body relax and rest.

Tylenol’s active ingredient is Acetominophen. When mixed with a relaxant, it is useful for pain relief.

The high that you might experience after consuming coffee, tea, colas, or chocolate is caused by caffeine. The blood flow to the brain is reduced by caffeine. It is believed by many scientists that an excess of blood going into the brain is a component that causes chronic tension headaches, which is why caffeine can serve to diminish that effect.

Taking Fioricet as part of your pain-management regimen

For those who suffer from chronic headaches, anything that holds out the promise of helping us put our lives in order sounds heaven-sent.

Prior to asking your physician to write a script, there a few questions might want to ask yourself first:

• Do I suffer from a true migraine? If you are unsure, discuss your symptoms with your physician prior to making the decision to take Fioricet.

• Do I do a lot of driving or operate heavy machinery regularly? If you take too much Fioricet or you have a sensitivity to barbiturates, it could feel like you consumed too much alcohol. And you don’t want to drive a crane or a car with people in it while drunk!

• Do I find it necessary to take a pain-killer once a day? Fioricet may cause dependency. Dependency can lead to “rebound headaches”, (those that occur as the drug is leaving your system), and can result in even more serious effects to your health. Your doctor may suggest that you use Fioricet on those occasions when your regular medication proves ineffective, as a “backup” treatment. Do not take this drug if you have known dependence on other drugs and alcohol.

I’ve made my decision, what should I do next?

Order it at an online pharmacy, so it’s ready at the first sign of a tension headache. Your doctor will assist you in the management of this drug, if you talk over any side effects, or problems, so that you can come up with a plan for a life that is pain free.

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