Archive for the ‘Pain Relief’ Category

Woman Overcomes 20 Years of Headache Pain

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Six years ago, Christine Watkins-Price got a migraine headache. And it never went away. She is one of about eight million Americans — nearly all women — with an extreme headache disorder known as transformed migraine. Find out how receiving the right treatment helped regain control of her life after 20 years of pain.

Muscle Relaxants to Treat Pain and Inflamation Muscules

Monday, February 15th, 2010

There are several options you have to relieve the pain, swelling and inflammation of a torn muscle, so that it doesn’t prevent you from engaging in normal activities. It’s best not to assume you have a torn muscle and if the pain is severe; you should visit your physician to make sure it’s not a more severe problem. To reduce the pain and inflammation of a torn muscle, there are some easy, safe things you can do to help.

Pain and inflammation are caused by torn muscles and you can get some relief from these by taking Tylenol or ibuprofen. If the pain is so severe that it restricts your activity, it may be better to see your physician as he can give you a prescription for anti-inflammatory or pain medicines that work better than over-the-counter ones do. (more…)

Migraine Treatment – Migraine Headache Treatments with Fioricet

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Occasionally everyone gets a run-of-the-mill headache. You can swiftly and easily rid yourself of these “tension headaches,” as termed by doctors, by sleeping, consuming water, or taking aspirin or Tylenol.

If you have experienced constant tension headaches, you know that they wreak havoc in all you do. In a study conducted by the American Headache Society, it was demonstrated that almost three-quarters of chronic headache sufferers experience significant difficulties dealing with everyday activities due to the headaches.

Besides the actual headache, migraine sufferers have other symptoms; for example, they are extremely sensitive to light and may spend several days each month in a darkened room because the pain of being in the light is unbearable.

Fioricet: A New Choice

One of the medications that have been developed by researchers to manage headaches is Fioricet. It has also been proven to have an effect on headaches brought on by tension. Although research hasn’t demonstrated its success against migraines, there are migraine sufferers who report some benefit.

There are three active ingredients in Fioricet and each attacks a different “part” of your headache, in the same way a laundry detergent might have different active ingredients to deal with dirty stains, grease spots, and odor.

How do the dynamic three do its work?

Fioricet has three parts, two of which may be familiar:

Butalbital is classified as a barbiturate and just as with any other barbiturate, it tends to make you feel relaxed. Butalbital will relax you. You will feel slightly drowsy, but that appears to ease the stress-induced headaches.

You may recognize a drug called acetaminophen as a drug which is the active ingredient in Tylenol. When combined with a relaxant, it can assist with the relief of pain.