Dr Oz Rebound Headaches Medication Mistakes
Could you be misusing your headache medication? Today in this segment of the Dr Oz Number One Headache Medication Mistake And Rebound Headaches, Oz says if you suffer from headaches twice a week or more, you may be at risk. Learn the dangers of rebound headaches and what you can do to stop Rebound Headaches.
Markita joined Dr Oz today and she suffers from chronic headaches and takes pain medications twice a day, every day.
After showing Markita a demonstration on our pain and pain thresholds, he explained about taking pills we are addicted to, or they are actually changing our ability to resist the pain.
Dr Oz had three samples of medications on the table, and Markita had to put in them in three categories for high risk, moderate risk and low risk for rebound headaches.
They included prescription medication for headaches and Ibuprofen and a mixture of (acetaminophen, some type of aspirin and caffeine pills).
The lowest risk pills for rebound headaches was Ibuprofen, which works for the inflammation. Prescription medication is a moderate risk for Headaches, and the mixture of acetaminophen, some type of aspirin and caffeine pills were the highest risk for the cause of rebound headaches.
Dr Oz says we over medicate ourselves with things we think are safe like these mixture headache meds, and all of the the caffeine in particular can fuel this rebound headache. Large doses of acetaminophen can also damage your liver, but then again Ibuprofen can cause kidney issues.
1. Dr Oz said if your waking up with a headache that’s an issue.
2. If your pain medication doesn’t have the same effective as it did once when you began taking it that’s a concern.
3. If your headache is more than 15 days a month that’s a concern.
Dr Oz How To Avoid And Prevent Rebound Headaches
Limit OTC pills to 15 days a month
Limit Prescription pills to 10 days a month
Dr Oz told Markita it will take up to 6 months to get off the rebound effect from taking all those pills each day for her chronic headaches. ^ months to get the full benefit of it but after a week but after a week your off the worst of it.