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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
Dr. Sarah Blake
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
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
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
Dr. Osman Farooq
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