14 kinds of headaches and how to treat them

  • 14 kinds of headaches and how to treat them

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    Rebound headaches

    young attractive woman with an awful migraineMuch like overuse of nasal decongestants can lead to a perpetually stuffy nose, rebound headaches are chronic headaches caused by medication overuse.

    How often is too often? Regularly taking any pain reliever like acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) more than twice a week, or taking triptans (migraine drugs) for more than 10 days a month, can put you at risk for rebound headaches in just a few months.

    Don't try to treat these on your own. A doctor can help you stop the culprit drug, using alternatives until it's out of your system.

  • CBS News Staff

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