Sunday September 28, 2003


Category: Life & Me | 9 Comments | Posted 16:54

If you are using pain medications more than 2 days a week, you may be suffering from rebound headaches. Rebound headaches are caused by a cycle of using pain medications for short-term relief, which is then followed by the headache pain returning for increasingly longer periods of time despite taking more pain medications.

All types of pain pills (including over-the-counter pain pills such as acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen), muscle relaxants, some decongestants, and caffeine can cause this pattern. If you think this may be a problem for you, talk to your health care provider.

To treat rebound headaches, stop taking all pain medications and other possible triggers for several weeks. Ask your health care provider what treatments can be used during the withdrawal period. [source]

:-? Yes I do have a lot of headaches and I do use painkillers rather generously. So maybe that's it. Great that is. *sigh*


I never heard anything like that...

Posted by: Suha at September 28, 2003 10:18 PM

well, I have heard of it before and from what I know (looking at my aunt), it's probably true. sorry citz. ;)

Posted by: RS78 at September 28, 2003 10:32 PM

I've heard of it before.

In general I'm against using meds regularly anyway. Pain has a cause and if it is a regular pain it has a cause and should not just be paralyzed with meds, because that's no solution. And headaches can have a lot of roots, that can sometimes be solved without medication, too.

Posted by: Michelle at September 29, 2003 03:08 AM

hey Clarissa! sorry about the HEADACHES!!!!!

update your links, the new Target Kal is at :)

Posted by: Kal at September 29, 2003 03:13 AM


Ever tried herbal remedies??

Posted by: The BML at September 29, 2003 11:04 AM

No can't say I have. Tend to not believe in them But I guess I'll have to resort to them now. *sigh*

Posted by: Clarissa at September 29, 2003 11:22 AM

Be online?? Why not mailing?

Posted by: The BML at September 29, 2003 01:00 PM

Sorry. Not really online.

Posted by: Clarissa at September 29, 2003 03:07 PM

Posted by: The BML at September 29, 2003 05:07 PM