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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In a follow-up phone call at 72 hours, one-third of subjects reported experiencing a rebound headache after leaving the ED, a rate Dr.
It's best to stop taking the painkillers if you are experiencing symptoms of rebound headache.
Like all acute treatment--be it a simple analgesic, NSAID, caffeine-containing compound, butalbital, ergotamine, or opioid--too-frequent use of triptans can produce medication-overuse headache, also referred to as 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 cure involves stopping these medications, which sounds simple until you factor in the rebound headache, which can last four days.
The paper's discussion of rebound headache is concise and informative.
However, taper caffeine intake--don't go cold turkey--or you risk triggering a rebound headache.
Educate patient and family about avoiding overuse as may cause rebound headache.
NSAIDs like Celebrex, ibuprofen and naproxen are considered low risk for the development of rebound headache.