Question about rebound headaches.

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   Posted 6/1/2011 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
So, im new to the technical aspects of headaches (although not to headaches, unfortunately).
Ive heard a bit about rebound headaches, so i read a little bit.
It sounds like you cant really get them unless you take the same medication every like, 3 hours for days.
Well, what about once a night for a bit?
I used benadryl to sleep the past couple of months, i had a hard time sleeping with the end of school and projects and exams and all the stress... so i used that for sleep (terrible to use meds for side effects, but it made for a good sleep).
Anyway, i was just curious weather someone could get rebound headaches just from taking one pill (i think 2 is allowed at a time) just one time at night?
technically yes it was everyday for a bit, but not the every 4 or 6 hours it says you can, and not the max. dosage.
so i was just wondering if that is stil technically possible? i ask because gravol (similar makeup) has worked twice now for taking away headaches for me. So im just wondering if it was because my body was craving it, or if it was because of the actual chemical makeup and effects of that actually working to reduce the pain.
But then again, it was rainy for a week straight when i had the migraine for the week straight. and we were supposed to get rain last night when i had another one coming on.
ugh, so tough to determine!

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   Posted 6/6/2011 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
can no one offer any help?? Its been 2 weeks 2 days now and im about ready to scream!!

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   Posted 6/9/2011 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
The rebound migraines that I get are always way worse then the orginal migraine.  I don't think benadryl would be strong enough to actually take away the headache, the weather alone would have caused my headaches,

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   Posted 6/11/2011 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
So, im not in danger then just using it once at night?? medication overuse means using the same medication every so many hours for days upon days right?
i intend to stop once i stop getting the headaches altogether (they have lessened since stopping with advil and such a few days ago. but then i also went to the chiropractor so really its hard to say which helped), but for now i need to be able to get through the day. the benadryl at least will keep it from occuring until the following evening. ive been holding off on pain meds during the day unless it gets very bad and im at work, then i need to take the edge off. but luckily i am part time.

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   Posted 8/17/2011 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I know you posted a while ago but wanted to send a quick response, anything you are taking for pain relief even benadryl can cause rebound headaches, I have huge issues with rebound headaches and need to be very careful of how often I take medication. The only thing that relieves my pain from migraines is frova, however when I take it I get a rebound the following day, usually's a wicked cycle. There is so much information on rebound headaches on the internet or in the many great migraine books out there. Good luck!

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   Posted 8/24/2011 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
   Hi:  I know what you are experiencing.   I use Fiorial for my migranes, which are influenced by barometric pressure, storms and of course the full moon.   Sometimes  I am on the med for days, depending on the severity and season.  Summer is really bad for me.   When I come off the meds. I cut them in half, quarters, etc., to prevent withdrawal.  It seems to work.  Sometimes I may be on them for weeks, and then it takes longer to come off.  Good luck
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