Back to all discussions

I’m getting ready for surgery, how to I prevent bounce back migraines when using pain pills?

I currently control my migraines with Botox every three months and use of a triptan about 5xs a month. I am having surgery again in about 4wks, bounce back headaches have been an issue for me in the past.


  1. Hi griff,

    Thank you for your question. The best thing I can tell you is to discuss this with your doctor. There is a theory that when taking pain relievers for something other than a migraine attack, it won't create rebound headache. But I would strongly encourage you to discuss this with the doctor before your surgery.

    Good luck with the surgery!

    1. Thanks I see surgeon tomorrow....will talk with him.

      1. Let us know how you make out!

    or create an account to reply.