Medication Overuse Headaches

File this under the it’s-not-fair folder of chronic disease management challenges: Sometimes the very medications you take to relieve headache pain can actually cause more headaches if you take them too often - Anne M. Sydor

Medication Overuse Headaches
Medication Overuse Headaches

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Medication-Overuse Headache: New Thinking on How to Understand and Prevent It

This condition is sometimes referred to as rebound headache or medication adaptation headache, but the technical medical term for is medication-overuse headache (MOH)...

MOH is not just about using medicine — the underlying root cause is having frequent headaches severe enough to need treatment regularly. Having head pain from the moment you wake up is a clue that you could be experiencing MOH. (It indicates you could be in withdrawal from the offending medication.)

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 Medication-Overuse Headache: New Thinking on How to Understand and Prevent It

MOH is not just about using medicine — the underlying root cause is having frequent headaches severe enough to need treatment regularly.

Practical Neurology

Successfully treating medication-overuse headache requires also treating any comorbid conditions or worsening primary headache disorder.

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