Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Topic: Medication Overuse Headaches



Medication Overuse Headaches

What is a medication overuse
headache?

There are many types
of headache, such as tension headaches and migraines. One cause of headaches is too much headache
medicine. This is called
a medication overuse headache,
also known as an analgesic rebound
headache.

Some kinds of headache
medicine can cause
headache if you take them too often.
If you use these medicines
for headache relief more than two times a week,
your headaches may start to occur
more
often, last longer, and become more painful.
Your usual headache
medicines may no longer
work as well. The headache
may now be a
medication overuse
headache the result of too much
headache medicine.

How do you know if you have medication overuse
headaches?