I am 72 years old. I have had migraines for over 40 years. I have been taking Amerge, a triptan, for several years. I believe that I have triptan overuse headaches. I have not taken one in 11 days now. Do you have any information on how long it takes to recover from overuse headache? I have been taking ibuprophen with very little relief since I stopped the Amerge. Thank you, LaVerne.
The research isn't definitive about how long it takes to get out of a medication overuse cycle. For some, it seems to take a few weeks; for others, it can take months.
The concerning aspect of your question is your taking ibuprofen now rather than the Amerge. If you're taking it more than two or three days a week, you may have gone from the frying pan into the fire, so to speak, and could now be experiencing medication overuse headache from it. See Medication Overuse Headache - When the ...
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