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Medication Overuse Headache in Chronic Migraine Patients Using Cannabis: A Case-Referent Study

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https://europepmc.org/article/ppr/ppr279684

Objective: To examine whether cannabis use predicts medication overuse headache (MOH) in chronic migraine (CM) patients. Methods: Electronic chart review was conducted by combining the terms "chronic migraine", "medication overuse", "cannabis", "CBD", "THC" for patients seen at our headache clinics from 2015 to 2019.

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    This is an interesting finding since cannabis is sometimes thought as an alternative to using abortives, but this study shows that it can increase the risk of still overusing abortives and therefore leading to medication overuse headaches.