The prevalence of probable medication overuse may be high in elderly patients with migraine, and higher frequency of migraine may be associated with early onset in this patient population.
In patients with medication overuse headaches, bridge therapy with intravenous methylprednisone and diazepam was shown to reduce headache pain and painkiller intake up to 3 months after withdrawal.
In patients with chronic migraine and medication overuse, patients who frequently relapse into overuse following withdrawal have a worse clinical and psychological profile than patients who relapse less frequently.
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