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What are rebound migraines?

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Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Medication Overuse

Rebound headache of any type is commonly associated with frequent utilization of the triptan (migraine abortive medications) or over the counter medications (tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen).
Headache returns when medication wares off.

In brief: Medication Overuse

Rebound headache of any type is commonly associated with frequent utilization of the triptan (migraine abortive medications) or over the counter medications (tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen).
Headache returns when medication wares off.
Dr. Sarah Blake
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
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In brief: Drug withdrawal

If someone takes a migraine drug on a regular basis and then stops taking it, they may get a rebound headache when the drug is stopped.
The same thing happens when caffeine is stopped after regular use.

In brief: Drug withdrawal

If someone takes a migraine drug on a regular basis and then stops taking it, they may get a rebound headache when the drug is stopped.
The same thing happens when caffeine is stopped after regular use.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Get checked out

A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary.
Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor.

In brief: Get checked out

A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary.
Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor.
Dr. Osman Farooq
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