Rebound headache


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Rebound headache

A type of primary headache caused by overuse of pain relievers. It is also known as analgesic abuse headache.
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It's best to stop taking the painkillers if you are experiencing symptoms of rebound headache.
Overusing any pain medication, over-the-counter or prescription, can cause a rebound headache once it's stopped.
It is also possible to get recurrent headaches by using pain killers containing codeine or caffeine, which cause a rebound headache when you stop them quickly after regular use.
The paper's discussion of rebound headache is concise and informative.
Pattern of increasing attacks over time, with the risk of developing rebound headache with medicines for acute attack.
It also tends to lead to a rebound headache the next day.
Rebound headache can result when people become dependent on analgesics.
A post hoc analysis of patients with a history of aura, representing 47% of all patients in the study, demonstrated statistically significantly sustained pain relief for up to 24 hours without rebound headache.
Those who treat pain when it is mild use fewer medications, thus lowering the likelihood of rebound headache from analgesic overuse.
Using analgesics, including caffeine, on a daily basis can actually cause what doctors call an ``analgesic rebound headache.
These benefits may include increased efficacy, tolerability, safety, treatment window, response rates and reduced rebound headache.