i have migraines daily and have been prescribed maxalt mlt and have been taking it sucessfully. I want to know if it is okay to take daily.
There is one problem that I see, though. You can start a cycle of rebound headaches if you use these meds too often. I have them, too, and it's a slippery slope that I have talked about with my dr. You don't want to take a chance and let it fly into a full blown migraine, but you don't want to take a medication that is unnecessary and cause yourself a headache later by taking meds that you don't really need, either.
He told me that if you take a med. every day, you can have the same headache the next day, because your head rebounds from the medication, and it doesn't have a chance to heal itself, (or a concept basically like that). The medication won't hurt you, per se, but if you don't give yourself a chance to get over the headache and the medication both, then you can cause a rebound effect.
He is very cautious about the number of pills and injections he allows me for that reason, and, although I have an average of 3-4 headaches per week, I have to be very careful of administering my meds.
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