Medication Overuse Headache


An important first step in treatment is knowing the difference in a regular headache and a migraine headache.

Types of Headaches

There are three types of headaches:

1- Tension Headache

2- Medication Overuse Headache

3- Migraine Headache

Medication-Overuse Headaches may cause dull tension type headache pain or may even cause more severe migraine-like headache pain. This type of headache typically occurs when people use analgesic or over-the-counter medications to control pain on a regular basis.

If you are taking these medications on a daily basis should contact a healthcare provider prior to stopping the medication. It is advisable that you should consult a doctor or use other remedies for migraines.

Migraine headache is often a severe debilitating vascular headache. More than 29 million Americans suffer from migraine pain, three times more women than men. Remedies for Migraines is a good resource for more information on migraine headaches.