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A 45-year-old member asked:

What causes rid of a stress headache?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 39 years experience
Reduce stress: Is the best way. Otherwise try and otc remedy to mask the stress induced headache.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
To address stress: that may be underlying your headaches 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, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program or deep breathing exercises.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of a stress headache?

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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.

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