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Medication Overuse Headaches – Recurring Migraines

MIGRAINE PAIN CAN BE SO DEBILITATING – FOR SOME, JUST WAITING FOR IT TO GO AWAY IS NOT AN OPTION At least 30 million people in the U.S. alone suffer from migraine headaches.  For those who have chronic migraines (pain 15 days a month or more), the pain can be so debilitating that just waiting for it to go away, is not an option. So those sufferers resort to either over the counter pain medications like Excedrin Migraine or prescription medications like...
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Rebound Headaches, Medication Overuse, Recurring Migraines

When the Medication You Turn To… Turns on You When a headache strikes, our first instinct is to reach for the medication cabinet. Over over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen may be effective at treating headaches and generally cause fewer side effects than their prescription counterparts. But OTC pain relievers and headache medications are not without side effects. Rebound headaches and recurring migraines are some of the biggest concerns for regular headache sufferers. A rebound headache, also called medication...
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Over 20% of Migraine Sufferers are Taking Drugs They Shouldn’t Be!

Triptan drugs like Imitrex, Maxalt, Relpax, Zomig, Amerge, Axert, Frova and Treximate are used to try to reduce or stop the pain of an on-going migraine. The way these drugs work is to narrow blood vessels that have become over dilated due to the migraine. A study done in late 2011 reviewed the drugs being taken by over 120,000 migraine sufferers.  It found that over 1 in 5 migraine sufferers who had been prescribed Triptan drugs, had heart conditions for...
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