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How do you define a rebound headache?

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Dr. Gary Kilgo
Specializes in Neurology
Returning headache: Rebound headache can occur with the frequent, sometimes more than daily use of certain medication treatments for the headache. It is a vicious cycle of :headache then take a medication, headache pain decreases or is relieved and then it returns. Some of the commonly overused medications are tylenol, (acetaminophen) caffeine or combination meds with these.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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