Rebound headaches

Posted by jdiakiw @jdiakiw, Sun, Feb 3 9:06am

I have chronic daily headaches for over 50 years . What were once periodic debilitating classic migraines they are now daily headaches ranging from 6-9 on my system. a 10 means I just lie in bed. A 6-9 I carry on with my life as normal just in pain. I feel I may be suffereing from rebound headaches. I am on 200 mg of tramadol slow release (durela) plus 2-6 Tylenol 1s or 2s. Daily. I was on hi dosages of oxycodone 160mg But weaned myself off a number of years ago.

I am now free of codeine for 2 weeks and feel better. headaches now 2-3 . With CBD oil .

Is tramadol slow release as likely to cause rebound headaches as codeine? Do I need to wean off tramadol too to get out of rebound cycle ?

This might sound silly but do you drink diet drinks ? I suffered with them for 3 days at a time every week for 30yrs or more living in England. When we moved to Canada at the age of 51 i read about diet drinks and aspartame. I used to drink and odd diet coke so I cute them out and within 2 weeks no more headaches and that was 14yrs ago. I am allergic to Morphine which I found out after a hysterectomy, vomiting and headache like no other.

@anniebrook So glad you mentioned Aspertame it is a horrible sugar substitute Equal is the one that's mostly used but in your body it turns into FORMALDIHYDE hope those that read this will talk to there Dr about this

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I do drink diet drinks . Tried stopping for two weeks and there was no change either way in my headaches. The first time I have ever had relief is oddly CBD oil WITH NO THC. Previously tried smoking vaping and homemade oils but never felt good I feel now the THC put me off . Best sugar substitute. Is stevia I believe Whole foods only sells diet drinks with stevia and no coloring

@jdiakiw Didn't know about Whole Foods thanks

I also have headaches almost daily. Two of them are migraines. I usually take Excedrin or Fironal. Just went to a neurologist two weeks ago. He thinks I am having rebound headaches with the Excedrin. He cut me down to two a day of the Fiorinal. He told me not to take the Excedrin so often. I'm doing what he said but still having the headaches,. I've had two migraines this week. It's hard to just take the 2 pills. I'm used to taking three. He cut me down since he thought the frequency of the migraines could also be rebound. I had Botox injections this week. He said it will take 2-3 weeks to see any difference.

@russy

I also have headaches almost daily. Two of them are migraines. I usually take Excedrin or Fironal. Just went to a neurologist two weeks ago. He thinks I am having rebound headaches with the Excedrin. He cut me down to two a day of the Fiorinal. He told me not to take the Excedrin so often. I'm doing what he said but still having the headaches,. I've had two migraines this week. It's hard to just take the 2 pills. I'm used to taking three. He cut me down since he thought the frequency of the migraines could also be rebound. I had Botox injections this week. He said it will take 2-3 weeks to see any difference.

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My neurologist also thinks I have rebound headaches and told me not to take Excedrin as often. I went completely off it for two weeks. I had consistent headaches and had to stay in bed. I also have migraines. I had a three day one last week and went to the ER on the third day because I was in so much pain and sick to my stomach. They first gave me Toradol (sp) . It didn't work so they gave me Dialoto\\\dl. I know that is not spelled correctly. It eased the pain but didn't get rid of it. They sent me home after 30 minutes of that med,. I was still in a lot of pain so later took Excedrin. When I woke the fourth day the migraine was gone. I've had several headaches this week which are not migraines but very painful. I'm taking Excedrin but trying not to take it too often. The first of February I got Botox injections. It seemed to help after two weeks but this month it hasn't helped at all. I've had five migraines in addition to the 3-day one. I hope it works better for you. I also take Fironal. It works well however my neurologist also thought I was having rebound headaches from it. He only prescribed 15 pills to last me 30 days. Also, I am to only take it two days a week so I definitely have to stay in bed when I have more than two. I'm anxious to see him next week to see what he wants to do. I also tried Amovig. It helped reduce the number of migraines but gave me horrible nightmares so I quit taking it. I only took it one month. He mentioned the other injection of Emgality which I am leery of because I'm afraid it will also cause the nightmares. If that it my only option I may try it. The neurologist was adamant that I exercise. He said it will definitely help but it is hard to do with headaches.

I saw my neurologist a couple of weeks ago. He said a second round of Botox might help since the first injection did help even though for only for two weeks. I can only get it every 30 days. If it doesn't help I'm going to try Emgality.

@russy

I also have headaches almost daily. Two of them are migraines. I usually take Excedrin or Fironal. Just went to a neurologist two weeks ago. He thinks I am having rebound headaches with the Excedrin. He cut me down to two a day of the Fiorinal. He told me not to take the Excedrin so often. I'm doing what he said but still having the headaches,. I've had two migraines this week. It's hard to just take the 2 pills. I'm used to taking three. He cut me down since he thought the frequency of the migraines could also be rebound. I had Botox injections this week. He said it will take 2-3 weeks to see any difference.

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When you say, ’two of them are migraines’. What do you mean? How do you differentiate between a migraine and a non-migraine headache

I consider migraines to be on the left or right side of my head. That's how they start then later the pain is all over my head. Plus I usually have nausea with the migraines but not with headaches that don't start on the side of my head. If my headaches don't start on the side of the head around the eye I don't consider them to be migraines. I'm seeing a neurologist and he is basing my migraines to be those which start on the side of my head.

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