Posted by Bob P (22.214.171.124) on December 14, 2001 at 17:42:47:
In Reply to: I disagree posted by Ken V. on December 14, 2001 at 17:33:18:
Just said a cluster headache isn't a rebound headache. 2 or 3 clusters a day is more "normal" for episodic clusters that 1 every other day.
I don't believe your cluster was a rebound. I believe that the Imitrex wore off and your cluster headache came back.
One of the most common factors responsible for the continuation of headaches is the development of a drug rebound headache through the overuse of analgesics. Patients with almost any type of headache, particularly migraine or tension, may develop this type of headache. The pain is described as a daily headache consisting of a band-like pain around the head and the patients' history will show that they are self-medicating every three to five hours with a variety of analgesics.The drugs initially prove helpful in alleviating the headache but, after several days, the drugs are actually responsible for the ongoing headache pain itself. These patients need to be managed carefully with a program of drug withdrawal, often in an inpatient setting.The success rate can be high if the patient can be weaned off
Post a Followup