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    Old 01-04-2007, 12:27 PM   #1
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    Rebound Headache vs. Migraine

    What is the difference between a rebound headache and a migraine? Can you tell/feel a difference? Should it be treated differently?

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    Old 01-05-2007, 09:54 AM   #2
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    Re: Rebound Headache vs. Migraine

    For me...i dont really feel a difference...they both are agony for doc gives me Nubain injections in his office but only once a week to avoid rebound migrains...I do find that vicodone or something like that helps with rebounds a bit where they dont at all with a "real" Migraine...sorry i cant help you more than what it is like for me...
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    Old 01-05-2007, 09:57 AM   #3
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    Re: Rebound Headache vs. Migraine

    It's not easy to tell the difference pain wise, but you'll find that rebound headaches occur a few hours or the day after you take medication to relieve your last headache. If you don't usually get multiple headaches a day or in a 24-48 hour period it's probably a rebound headache.

    Old 01-06-2007, 07:56 PM   #4
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    Re: Rebound Headache vs. Migraine

    I think that is a very good question. I have had migraines for over 32 years now. My doctor says just one of those people who gets them. I have taken about everything there is to take and some twice. I agree that it is one that is usually the next day after a migraine but still I have to treat it so it will go away. I have never tried Vicodin for it but might try. Right now I have used Fiorinal with coedine for years now and it usually works although the last round I had I thought I might have to go get a shot at the hospital. I hope you have good relief with whatever medication works for you.

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