What is a rebound headache? What causes it, and how can I treat it?

Oct 3, 2013

Rebound headaches are caused by taking headache medications too often or in excess. With rebound headaches, your medications not only stop relieving pain, they can actually be the cause for additional headaches. Doctors treat rebound headache by either tapering you off your current medication or by gradually substituting a different type of treatment or medication. Stopping may be a challenge, but regularly overusing a medication increases the potential for serious side effects. Dr. Purath will help you treat and prevent your headache accurately to get you feeling better sooner eliminating any chance for rebound headaches.

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