Medical literature suggests this a real problem

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Posted by Bob Johnson ( on December 07, 1999 at 08:13:45:

In Reply to: Imitrex rebound posted by Tom on December 06, 1999 at 19:37:35:

I've just finished reviewing MEDLINE on this issue and found about 10 reports, mostly from Europe, which indicates this is a genuine problem.

A related issue: one report suggested that, for some folks, with increased use/dosing of sumatriptan there is a reduction in the benefit.

If your M.D. doesn't know how to treat rebound, ask your local library to get you a copy of: "Rebound headaches--a review", Au: John S. Warner, M.D.; HEADACHE QUARTERLY 10:3(1999), 207-219. It contains a general diagnostic outline of rebound and suggestions for treatment.

Contact me if you have problems getting it.

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