Ibuprofen rebound headache

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I've noticed that ibuprofen helps, but I'm reluctant to start taking Advil daily. Should I tell my Neuro? What's the best course of action? Thanks for your patience. I'm still learning, and learning, one day at a time.
I had no hydros yesterday and one 5/500 this morning, which inflamed the rebound headache. I know this isn't going to be easy....restlessness, weakness, sick to my stomach, and the psychological need (the addiction) to take hydros, but the headaches are the worst part. I don't know what to do about it. Can I take a Darvocet or Excederine for Migraine to deal with the headache, or would those only exacerbate it? Thank you.
Every morning I wake up with a severe headache/migraine/sinus headache. I'm not sure if I'm making them worse by taking aspirin or Maxalt to relieve the headaches. I wake up and my head is pounding, so I walk into the kitchen and grab the ice pack. I will try and abort the headache with the ice pack before resorting to aspirin or ibuprofen. If the ice pack does not work with in 20-30 minutes, I will take either aspirin or ibuprofen. I will wait 20-40 minutes to see if that will work.
One of the most common causes of headaches in people with chronic headaches is called medication rebound or medication overuse headache. Medications as simple as tylenol or advil if used too much can cause rebound headaches that are even worse then the headaches for which the medications were started for. This is very common and is most likely to occur with use of any medication for your headache more than a few times a week.
This is commonly experienced by a lot of headache sufferers. There is also a migraine /headache tracker here in Medhelp that may help you determine your possible triggers to avoid. Take care and do keep us posted.
More recently i have started to have a headache on the upper right side of my forehead. I've been taking 800mg of ibuprofen at a time, sometimes twice a day, and i don't feel comfortable doing so. I've cut down on the amount of caffeine i drink and don't know where to go from here. Is there anything i can do to end these headaches?
I've had a headache for over two weeks that is excruciating. It is either right behind my eyes, or in the back of my neck. It feels like someone is squeezing my brain. Sometimes it hurts so much that it makes me nauseous. I've tried taking prescription ibuprofen but it doesn't help. Only going to sleep and hoping that it is gone when I wake up helps. Does anyone have any ideas what is causing this?Thanks!
Does this headache feel the same as that one? Does Tylenol or ibuprofen help it? It might be worth another visit to see your doctor, especially if you find yourself needing to take a pain reliever frequently (more than 2-3 times a week). That can cause rebound headaches, as I've learned. Were you under significant stress during your previous headache? What about now?
the medications that were initially taken for a headache then start to cause the headache. This is particularly true when excessive tylenol, ibuprofen/other NSAIDs, or narcotics are taken daily. Other potential causes include pseudotumor cerebri (which usually occurs in obese women), intracranial hypotension (a low CSF pressure, which unlike in you causes more pain on sitting or standing compared to lying down), chronic tension headaches, and others.
It started out just dull and annoying and has now progressed into quite an intense pain with nausea and a tingling sensation in my hands and arms within the last week. I constantly have a headache whether it is the dull pain, or so excruciating that I vomit from the pain. I have tried taking Tylenol, Ibuprofen, and even Excedrin Migraine, none of which even touched on the pain. The only time there is relief is when I am asleep, but once I wake up it comes right back.
If you have a headache where your eyes hurt and your face hurts is that considered a sinus headache? I'm just wondering why I get these a lot and what I can do to avoid them.
medications as simple as tylenol or advil if used too much can cause rebound headaches that are even worse then the headaches for which the medications were started for. This is very common and is most likely to occur with use of any medication for your headache more than a few times a week. It can occur with all the commonly used headache medications such as ibuprofen, triptans (such as imitrex), fioricet, and commonly with any type of narcotic such as tylenol #3, dilaudid, percocet, etc.
what changes during the night are blood pressure and reduced activity of the autonomic nervous system. did you check your blood pressure recently? also try Ibuprofen for some days, before going to sleep. it will give a hint on which type of problem it is. do you smoke? do you have a regular diet, drink enough water?
Hi, How are you? Try to avoid taking ibuprofen or other pain medications everyday because this may lead to rebound headaches. Caffeine, which is found in coffee, tea and soda may trigger headaches as well. Check with your eye doctor to rule out errors of refraction. If it persists, you may need to have this evaluated further for proper management. Take care and do keep us posted.
Extra stength Tylenol works very good too..........
medications as simple as tylenol or advil if used too much can cause rebound headaches that are even worse then the headaches for which the medications were started for. This is very common and is most likely to occur with use of any medication for your headache more than a few times a week. It can occur with all the commonly used headache medications such as ibuprofen, triptans (such as imitrex), fioricet, and commonly with any type of narcotic such as tylenol #3, dilaudid, percocet, etc.
Hi. I've had a headache for two days now. My 7 yr. old daughter just got over the flu this week and when she became sick is when my headaches started. I thought it could be some symptoms of the flu but I don't know. I have a history of headaches and had a CT scan done about 2 years ago. The results were normal. I have diarrhea and my back hurts.I have also had some dizzy spells and ringing in both ears. I saw a flashing white light in my left eye around the beginnig of this month.
medications as simple as tylenol or advil if used too much can cause rebound headaches that are even worse then the headaches for which the medications were started for. This is very common and is most likely to occur with use of any medication for your headache more than a few times a week. It can occur with all the commonly used headache medications such as ibuprofen, triptans (such as imitrex), fioricet, and commonly with any type of narcotic such as tylenol #3, dilaudid, percocet, etc.
I get them and I give them!! LOL If you haven't taken any decongestants,I'd take the Immitrex now. It may be a migraine...who knows?? Then, wet a hand towel, microwave for 2 minutes,pull it out and roll it and place it at the base of your head. You will go directly to heaven so sit down for this treament and put your head back. Don't try to do anything right now while you feel this way...it's too frustrating! Post back...
i can deal with the chills and nausea but this headache has to go. any suggestions? i may be the first one to ever quit on week 2.
I have had a headache for several months now which moves about from one part of my head to another. Most of the time it is not very bad and may, for a few minutes, go away. I do not feel it at night. Coughing gives me a really blinding, acute pain mainly in my forehead which gradually subsides to the usual 'flitting' pain over an hour or two. Drinking water (!!!) fairly frequently seems to keep the sharper pains away except when I cough or bend down.
I also stopped taking both ibuprofen and Fiorinal (neither of which was an effective pain reliever) in case rebound headache was a part of the problem. I have a positive ANA that needs follow-up and I was going to have an LP this week but it was postponed because my headache seemed much better - but it didn't last. I know you have been through much more than this. Have your doctors explored other possible reasons for your pain besides post viral headache syndrome?
pain varies from mild to moderate during the course of the day, mostly it doesn't throb, but sometimes it does, especially when I'm standing or speaking with someone; never have headache upon awakening; headache gradually "awakens", sometimes before I've had any food, sometimes 1-2 hr. after awakening and continues through the day. I've investigated food triggers, and they don't appear to be the cause.
The doctors have termed this New Daily Persistent Headache or a Post-viral Headache, since my blood work showed that I probably had mono. My headache is worse when lying down, with mild exertion, and less sleep. I also have fatigue with it. It is global, bilateral, and a pressure or burning sensation, although it varies some. Also my blood pressure has been lower since the onset of the headache, and my body seems to have more trouble regulating it.
Thank you for responding! Having suffered unremitting headache pain EVERY single day of my life for the past 30 years, I've become quite familiar with the various headache conditions including "Cervicogenic headache" and "rebound headaches." Over the years I've considered the possibility that my pain might be the result of TMJ or a PFO. I even considered that it might stem from a nasal polyp that an allergist discovered many years ago.
Only sounds like a rebound headache using OTC meds! Get a cat san just to be sure. I had a headache for almost a year and ahalf...scared too death for a cat scan...ended up with a head injury and had a scan....
I have small children to look after and this is slowly destroying my family. I have taken triptans, which create a rebound headache in 24 hours, as does codeine based preparations. I do not take anything regularly for the pain but I take zolpiden to sleep through the migraine pain when it comes (2 x week) and zomig 1-2 x week. I also take maxalon to help with the vomiting. Thank you so much for providing this forum.
My 14 yr old daughter has had a constant, or near constant, headache for almost 3 months now. In the past month the severity has increased to the point she missed an entire week of school at once. There is a strong family history of migraine, particularly in females, and starting about her age. We have been avoiding the common triggers that we can, such as dietary, for the past 3 weeks.
Opiates should not be used in migraine, and can cause rebound headache. If what your headaches are are really migraines, it's ibuprofen or prescription tryptan drugs. Sometimes certain foods are triggers for migraines. You might want to keep a food diary and a migraine diary, and see if there's any correlation. Trigeminal neuralgia can also cause horrible headaches, and is treatable with certain anticonvulsant drugs. For the constipation and diarrhea, increase your fiber intake.
Less commonly reported side effects include itching, sweating, dry mouth, diarrhea, rash, visual disturbances, and vertigo. Ibuprofen also may cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea and vomiting as well as rebound headaches. Talk to your doctor about this for alternative medications. Paracetamol is generally safe to take. What you are experiencing may just be side effects of the medications you are taking.
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