How can you get rebound headaches?


When a headache strikes, most of us head for the medicine cabinet or local pharmacy and take an over-the-counter pain pill, such as acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, or pain-relieving drugs with caffeine. When you don’t follow the instructions on the bottle or from your doctor, these medicines could give you a rebound headache.

When the pain reliever wears off, your body may have a withdrawal reaction, prompting you to take more medicine, which only leads to another headache -- and so the cycle continues until you start to have daily headaches with more severe pain more often.

From: Rebound Headaches WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019
Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019


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