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09-17-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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What to take for headache?

So I just started MTX on Saturday. I woke up this morning nauseous and with a killer headache. I popped a couple excedrin migraine. Then I got on here and read I'm not supposed to take aspirin with mtx, which is in excedrin. I know I can't take ibuprofen/aleve. What can I take for a headache? Acetaminophen? That's not aspirin, right? Should I call my doc and tell her I had aspirin? I didn't know I wasn't supposed to take it.
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09-17-2012, 10:15 AM   #2
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can say that acetaminophen is not aspirin based, in the UK known as paracetamol, and I use that but as a soluble form for headaches.

but not on MTX... hope it goes!
02-11-2013, 10:28 PM   #3
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Take Tylenol. The doc has us predose Claire with a tylenol and benadryl one hour prior to injection. We typically repeat the tylenol the following morning.

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02-11-2013, 10:31 PM   #4
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I normally take paracetamol, but I find tiger balm is great as well (and it isnt a drug)
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