Hello....new to the forum.
I have a pressing question about analgesic rebound headaches that I hope to have answered. I take Excedrin regularly for headaches. It relieves the pain in most cases, but then seems to trigger the next headache; and on the cycle goes. Of late, the headaches are occurring at closer intervals and the Excedrin is having a progressively lesser effect on the pain, as my body has developed a tolerance for it. I do not care to pop Excedrin even once a day, never mind multiple times, but it looks as if that is where I'm headed. Presently, I take two Excedrin Migraine tablets once a day, and some days twice, if need be. I've tried other OTC meds other than Excedrin to no avail.
What are my options? Has anyone else experienced a similar dilemma? Or better, is there a doctor in the house? I've studied up a bit on the Internet and found that in many cases, hospitalization was necessary. I have to say that I don't much care for that scenario, and therefore I hold out hope that there are other alternatives.