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Is medical care necessary to treat a rebound headache?

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Some people may need to be "detoxified" with closer medical supervision, so it’s important to work with a headache specialist. People who take large doses of sedative hypnotics, sedative-containing combination headache pills, or narcotics such as codeine or oxycodone may need to be in the hospital while they start to come off the drugs.

After the first few weeks of the process, you may have more headaches. But eventually, they’ll disappear and go back to how they used to be.

From: Rebound Headaches WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Richard Senelick on January 13, 2017
Reviewed by Richard Senelick on January 13, 2017

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