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A 38-year-old member asked:

How can i get rid of a stress headache?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Address the stressor: Sometimes addressing the emotional stressors with a proactive approach will eliminate the ha problem, but your headache could be a migraine mechanism with evolution of chronic daily headaches. This pattern needs to be broken up, and many prescription and otc preps could help. A local neurologist should be found, so you can address all of this.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Agree w Dr. Machanic: Address specific stressors. In addition to valuable info already provided - work to manage your stress. o address stress: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure,>
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. Work to prevent the headaches so that you won't have to treat them.
Aug 5, 2014

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Reduce stress: Is the best way. Otherwise try and otc remedy to mask the stress induced headache.

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