How long do rebound headaches last?

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asked Oct 23, 2022 in Pain by MarcyBraiker (1,450 points)
How long do rebound headaches last?

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answered Oct 30, 2022 by callfromme (7,150 points)
Rebound headaches last for a few hours to all day and the rebound headaches can come and go for around 2 to 10 days.

Rebound headaches last for between 2 days to 10 days.

If the rebound headache lasts longer than 10 days or gets worse you should see a doctor.

Rebound headaches often occur daily or every other day.

They may last anywhere from 6 hours to all day.

They usually feel worse in the morning.

Rebound headaches are part of a painful cycle: You have a migraine, and you take medication to treat that migraine.

Some signs that your headache may be serious or the headache occurs frequently or gets worse.

Or you experience confusion, mental coordination etc.

Headaches That Cause Change in Mental Function or Coordination.

If your headache is intense and also comes with weakness, loss of coordination, or confusion, we encourage you to seek medical attention immediately.

Headaches that cause changes to your mental function or coordination can be a sign of stroke.

Other signs that your headache may be serious include.

A sudden, very intense headache pain (thunderclap headache)
A severe or sharp headache pain for the first time.
A stiff neck and fever.
A fever higher than 102 to 104°F.
Nausea and vomiting.
A nosebleed.
And dizziness or loss of balance.

Daily Headaches are usually nothing to worry about.

However if the daily headaches last longer than a few days or get worse then get checked out to be sure.

Daily headaches can sometimes be dangerous especially if the daily headaches are accompanied by a fever, stiff neck, confusion, decreased alertness or memory, or neurological symptoms including blurry vision etc then the daily headache could be something serious.

If you're having daily headaches and they seem to get worse or will not go away or they are accompanied with other symptoms like mentioned above then you should see a doctor or go to urgent care.

But sometimes daily headaches may be just from stress or loud noises etc.

I sometimes get daily headaches and they usually sometimes last as long as 1 to 2 weeks.

However they usually don't occur everyday but if you have daily headaches that last everyday then I would recommend getting the headaches checked out.

Sometimes headaches can be caused by brain tumors or other brain cancer so you want to be sure it's nothing serious.

But if taking some pain medicine such as aspirin helps get rid of the daily headaches then it's likely nothing serious but still a good idea to let a doctor know about it.

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