Paracetamol And Analgesic Headaches?

Mrsdunit Member Posts: 7
edited 21. Nov 2022, 16:06 in Living with arthritis

Hi all, has anyone any experience of Paracetamol causing Analgesic Headaches. Not sure what AHs are?

Thought para knocked headaches out.

If you've experience or info, please share?



  • Loggiemod
    Loggiemod Member Posts: 199

    Paracetomol work OK. I used to find aspirin worked better for me but then became allergic to ibuprofen which is the same family, so haven't tried it since.

  • Mrsdunit
    Mrsdunit Member Posts: 7

    Thanks @Loggiemod

    Have now edited my OP to add, "caused".

    Previously, asprin has resulted in an iffy tum.

    Thanks again.

  • Keef
    Keef Member Posts: 615


    i used to take a combination of paracetamol and codeine.

    eventually lead to me having to change medication as the headaches it caused were unbearable and my pain levels from the arthritis were too much for that combination anyway.

    but to answer your question yes paracetamol has caused me headaches as it was taken everyday for an extended period.

  • Keef
    Keef Member Posts: 615

    It very much similar to a hang over but it doesn’t go by midday like a hang over and it’s worse. At least it was for me.

  • airwave
    airwave Member Posts: 579

    My OH suffered from these for a long time, migraines half the way through the night, finally diagnosed she went cold turkey on the painkillers and the migraines went away, thank goodness. This was over a period of several years. Curiously she can now drink a glass of red wine again without any bother, staying away from alcohol didn’t stop the pains she always hoped for a nights sleep though.

    its a grin, honest!