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Pain Medication May Worsen Migraine Diagnosis

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Migraine sufferers who average 15 or more headache days a month for each of the past 3 months are considered chronic and those who average 14 or less a month are considered episodic, clearly this somewhat is arbitrary.

Just how differently should someone at 14 days a month be treated versus someone at 15 days a month?  Recent research is indicating that overuse of pain medications is causing episodic sufferers to become chronic sufferers (their total number of monthly headache days actually increases).

Continuous, long term use of pain medications is not a solution. The need to calm the hyper excited migraine brain and maintain healthy, normal, cerebrovascular tone and function is the solution.

Please visit to learn about migraine prevention.

Curt Hendrix, M.S. C.C.N., C.N.S