Neurologist Shapovalova: if you take more than 10 painkillers per month, then drug-induced headache develops

If you take too many painkillers or pain medications with caffeine, you can develop chronic migraines and drug-induced headaches. This was reported by neurologist Maria Shapovalova.

Most often, patients with migraines suffer: it is very difficult to endure, and the person immediately takes the medicine. A kind of addiction arises; a person takes pills even to prevent pain. The analgesic effect gradually decreases, the dose increases.

– Due to this use of drugs, the nature of the headache changes – it becomes chronic and provokes even greater drug abuse, the doctor noted to Ru.”

According to Shapovalova, if you take more than 10-15 painkillers per month, they cause drug-induced headaches. After stopping the medication, it usually disappears.

The doctor advises to relieve headaches with caffeine-free tablets (for example, it is contained in citramon). Caffeine helps the drug work faster, but the risk of developing drug-induced headaches increases.

Migraine is a neurological disease. Its most common and characteristic symptom is severe and painful attacks of headache in one (rarely both) half of the head.

Make an appointment with a neurologist if you have the following symptoms:

  • vision is blurred;
  • flies float before the eyes;
  • severe paroxysmal, pressing or throbbing headache;
  • li>feeling of nausea or vomiting;
  • dizzy;
  • drowsiness and weakness;
  • increased irritability.

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.