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tension headache - what i can do or take?/

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Lots!: Here are very good ideas: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tension-headache/in-depth/headaches/ART-20047631?pg=1 You'll notice there are no pills. Taking an OTC as directed would be ok if that has helped, before but these ways are best. Also,have an exam to be sure it is a tension headache if these things don't help.

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How can I tell if my child has a headache?

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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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Headache: Usually babies do not have headaches but if you notice that your baby is him/herself please contact the doctor.
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I have headache in my head what I have to do?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Cause of headache: The best way to tackle a headache is to figure out what's causing it in the first place - is it a migraine, from not eating breakfast this am, from skipping a dose of a medicine, from not getting enough sleep? There can be many reasons. For the run of the mill dull headache, i usually like to try some Ibuprofen and/or tylenol (acetaminophen) first and see how it feels after an hour or so.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

Why does the LH surge stimulating ovulation cause fatigue, headache and acheyness ? What can one do to eleviate those symtoms?

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Dr. Annette Fineberg
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Hormones: When you have your lh surge, your estrogen level is high and your ovary has a small cyst that is about to burst (ovulate.) moderate exercise such as a brisk walk or swim is probably helpful. Tylenol (acetaminophen) would also be a reasonable and safe.
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A 21-year-old male asked:

Tension headache since 3 years I have been improved gradually but at very slow rate since i take duloxetin and amitrypriline but it s still at mornini?

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Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatric Neurology 19 years experience
Tension headache : Morning headaches can stem from abnormal sleep so make sure you get 8-9 hours of restful sleep. Relaxation exercises can help you as well. Find the stressors in your life and change buses the other direction to healthy stress free living. Avoid caffeine as this can lead to rebound headache in the morning. You may need a sleep study as well. Hope this helps.
San Jose, CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

What can I take for tension headache?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Over-the-counter options include Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin or Advil, Aleve, Excedrin, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or with other worrisome symptoms should be examined.

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