Complications of Headache

Painkiller headaches: Painkiller headaches

Taking painkillers over a long period (usually 10 days or more) may lead to medication-overuse headaches developing. Your body can get used to the medication and a headache can develop if you stop taking them.

If your GP suspects your headache is caused by the persistent use of medication, they may ask you to stop taking it. However, you shouldn't stop taking your medication without first consulting your GP.

Read more about painkiller headaches.

Source: NHS Choices UK1

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  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ tension-headaches/ 

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