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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are some ideas for getting rid of headaches?

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Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Stress control, etc: General helpful measures: 1. Avoid bright light and loud noise 2. If before 2 pm try a caffeinated beverage 3. If before 2 pm try moderate exercise like a 4-6 block walk 4. Anti-inflammatories prescribed by your doctor (e.g. Ketaprofen) or otc (e.g. Ibuprofen) 5. Butterbur root extract (petadolex) 6. Make sure you get 8 hrs of restful uninterrupted sleep.

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Last updated Aug 16, 2013


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