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Harrison, NJ
A 29-year-old female asked:

have a mild dull headache for a few days now. no fever or other symptoms. but going through rough emotional time past 2 or 3 weeks - could this be the cause? would aleve (naproxen) help headache at all or only fixing stemming root problems?

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Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Trananswered
Family Medicine 16 years experience
See a doctor: Hi, emotional problems can definitely bring on or worsen headaches. Aleve (naproxen) may help a little, but you are right: you need to fix the root problems. However, we cannot rule out other causes for your headaches. So it's probably best to talk to a doctor. At the very least, talking about your emotional problems may help headaches.

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