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Review: could Valtrex cause Migraine?





Summary: Migraine is found among people who take Valtrex, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xanax, and have Pain.

We study 15,391 people who have side effects while taking Valtrex from FDA and social media. Among them, 148 have Migraine. Find out below who they are, when they have Migraine and more.

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Valtrex

Valtrex has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in genital herpes. (latest outcomes from Valtrex 16,438 users)

Migraine

Migraine (headache) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, birth control, depression, osteoporosis, pain.(latest reports from Migraine 47,669 patients)

On Dec, 3, 2014: 15,390 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex. Among them, 148 people (0.96%) have Migraine.

Trend of Migraine in Valtrex reports

Time on Valtrex when people have Migraine * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Migraine42.86%14.29%14.29%14.29%14.29%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Migraine when taking Valtrex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Migraine0.00%0.00%2.03%23.65%15.54%44.59%8.78%5.41%

Severity of Migraine when taking Valtrex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Migraine0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Migraine ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Migraine0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (42 people, 28.38%)
  2. Migraine (32 people, 21.62%)
  3. Depression (24 people, 16.22%)
  4. Muscle spasms (21 people, 14.19%)
  5. Intervertebral disc degeneration (20 people, 13.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (38 people, 25.68%)
  2. Percocet (36 people, 24.32%)
  3. Miralax (32 people, 21.62%)
  4. Neurontin (29 people, 19.59%)
  5. Ibuprofen (27 people, 18.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Is it my thyroid or am i mentally ill? diagnosed w/ hashimoto's thyroiditis but untreated - chronic pain unmanaged also (2 answers)
    I moved to OR from HI and brought all my records, signed releases, and had many diagnoses, all but the thyroid, was being treated and long-term. I also took Oxycontin & Oxycodone for severe chronic pain from bilateral SI joint fusion (right screw protrudes & leg also becomes numb and weak with activity) & lumbar and cervical degeneration & facet arthropathy. I had volunteered reducing dosage as I'm always trying to reduce Rx intake to alleviate side effects (I am tiny, even for a youth & adult dosages seem to drug me). Next month, it was known that I could not function well because pain was not managed, but needed to resolve it in OR, as moving. OR Drs. refused to return me to higher dosage (taking minimalist Oxycontin 10 mg CR & Oxycodone/Acet 5mg). After being unable to get up to go to bathroom, walk, contacted adult services to see about in home services & possible foster care placement for young son since I was losing independence & failing in general health & cognitive functioning. I was forced to take bottles of OTC Tylenol to function, with Dr's knowledge, & knowing I had past lesions on liver to follow. Several months later had follow up liver ultrasound, & new small lesions found on liver. After emailing dr about from DHS questioning failure to manage my pain vs. conditions that were disabiling, 6 months later, dr told me I was experiencing withdrawals every morning & finally agreed to increase Oxycontin to 15 mg, which has enabled me to tolerate the pain & function. I have been treated as a drug-seeking patient since attempting to transfer my care.
    I have multiple autoimmune conditions, most of which I no longer treat with Rx as I have been overmedicated & side effects are too numerous. So I actually am opposite in many ways. I stopped Lyrica, Silenor (sleep), Elmiron, Bentyl, Dexilant. Stress affects me seriously since I had a TBI and experience anxiety stress disorder, which seems to contribute to auto immune responses. But still knew triggers & familiar with self - this thyroid diagnosis & symptoms experienced new & too destabilizing to live.
    Diagnosed w/ Hashimoto's thyroiditis after 1/2 thyroid removed Nov 2011; my antibodies are unbelievably high. I declined in thinking, memory, anxiety-unable to think/track, losing most,getting lost driving, sleep very dysfunctional, too emotional, crying easily & often (unusual for me). I feared losing ability to live independently. My maintenance Rx (Silenor, Lyrica) seemed to drug me. I tried to explain to drs. that I needed thyroid replacement hormones that I never had these problems before.
    They referred me to a psychiatrist for medicine management consultation, who gave me mental health diagnoses (histrionic personality disorder, somatoform (hypochondria) that discredited me & ruined my medical records for future validity. Is it thyroid symptoms? Was unmanaged pain contributing? Too much Tylenol? What does a dysfunctional thyroid do to a person? How do I get my medical record addressed to reflect accuracy?
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