In the last couple days, rumors have been flying about reality star Tori Spelling potentially checking into rehab for treatment. Part of the supposed cause is addiction to migraine headache treatment with a powerful narcotic.
Tabloid InTouch quoted a source near Spelling as saying that she wants to check into rehab because her response to marriage problems is leading her to use a dangerous combination of drugs. The source claims that in addition to Xanax, Oxycontin, and an unnamed antidepressant, Spelling sometimes gets rushed to the hospital for a “massive migraine” and is treated with Dilaudid. Dilaudid, known as hydromorphone hydrochloride, is a powerful opioid painkiller.
The source claims that her drug problem is related to her mysterious six-day stay in a local hospital.
Shortly after the story broke, another source close to Spelling said that she would not be going into rehab. The source did not explicitly deny the drug-related content of the rumor, but said that Spelling was not planning on going into rehab. This source did not give information about the hospital stay, either.
Opioids Are a Bad Way to Treat Headaches
Whether the rumors about Spelling are true or not, it highlights one of the many dangers associated with using opioids to treat headache pain. Many people begin by only occasionally taking medication, then come to lean on it more and more. Worse, opioids can sometimes increase your headaches.
But opioids are becoming increasingly popular in the treatment of headaches. Even teens are being prescribed opiates.
There are alternatives to this type of drug treatment. If you are suffering from headaches, we may be able to help. To learn how, please call 803-781-9090 to talk to a TMJ dentist in at Smile Columbia Dentistry in Columbia, SC today.