I just want to comment on the term ‘rebound headache’. I understand the theory and have read many articles on the subject. It seems to me that most headache sufferers now accept this as a ‘written in stone’ diagnosis for their daily headache disorder. I have suffered headaches for over 15 years on a daily basis with and without taking daily doses of pain medication. I get headaches no matter what pain or prevention medications I do or do not take. My point is: let’s stop allowing ‘rebound headaches’ be the final diagnosis and insist doctors continuing looking for the real source of disabling headache disease. Those of us who suffer this devastating disorder often need daily pain medication, not medications that were never designed for nor intended to prevent headache pain, the so-called headache preventatives that are used today. I am referring to blood pressure medications, anti-seizure medications, and anti-depressant medications that doctors freely use to manage daily headaches. They often do not work for headaches. The explanation for lack of effectiveness is that it is believed that preventatives are ineffective when taken in combination with pain relievers. Proof? We headache patients have been misled and misinformed about our daily headache disorder and been told that by stopping all pain relievers on a daily basis, our condition would either greatly improve or disappear completely. Proof? Rebound Headache is only a theory, not a scientific fact and very few medical studies have been done to prove or disprove this popular belief. A properly used long-acting pain medication is much more effective than a preventative and less likely to have the dangerous side-effects of these medications. When daily pain medication is required to help a person live a life of quality and in less pain, then certainly, it makes sense to choose this type of treatment. Properly used, daily pain medication is not ‘giving us headaches’. Insulin does not give us diabetes and anti-seizure medications don’t give us epilepsy. These diseases are present with or without medicines, just like daily headaches. As for pain relief, I would rather take daily pain medications than any preventatives because in my experience, absolutely all preventatives cause weight gain, fatigue, mood ups and downs, and eventually depression just to name a few. Finally, headache preventatives were meant to treat completely different diseases, many of which headache people don’t even suffer from. Time to question the use and overuse of all preventatives and instead request medications that were developed for and intended to treat pain.