Rebound headaches

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Posted by Bob Johnson ( on June 01, 2000 at 10:56:22:

In Reply to: rebound? posted by mary on June 01, 2000 at 10:02:50:

It appears that any pain control medication and the triptan family have the ability to cause headaches when they are use to excess. When this rebounding occurs, it becomes impossible to tell the difference between a "normal" cluster and a rebound attack (because it feels just like your cluster). So, the unhappy pattern can become establised: the more meds I take the more headaches I have, so I take more meds.

Clearly, this is why we need to work with docs who are experienced/skilled in treating headache.

Suggested you see the article on rebounds which is cited in the message, "CH Resources--#2", posted April 16,2000. (Can get thru the archives button the the left of this page.)

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