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How to remove headaches without medication?

How to remove headaches without medication?

Reduce the triggers: Chronic headaches usually have a tension component. Reducing stress, exercising, eating an appropriate diet, reduce caffeine intake, getting suficient sleep. Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective approach used by athletes, executives in stressive situations and many others. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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What medication can be taken for a headache?

What medication can be taken for a headache?

Vertigo headache: You are having very distressing symptoms. Many possibilities. Time to call your doctor to determine the cause and give you proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have an headache, what medication I can take?

I have an headache, what medication I can take?

Headache: After complete evaluation can be treated OTC analgesics like NSAIDS or Acetaminophens if no contraindications ...Read more

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How do you relieve a headache without any medication?

How do you relieve a headache without any medication?

A quiet room: Headache is some big problem to patients and to doctors.
Laying down in bed in a quiet room may help, otherwise consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What can you do to relieve a headache without pain medication?

Headaches: Stretch neck and shoulder, stay hydrated, sleep at least 7 hours. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, eye strain, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to relieve a headache without medication?

What are the best tips to relieve a headache without medication?

Depends, types: Preventing a headache is often the best treatment. How to abort a headache without using medication depends on what might have contributed to the headache, whether it is migraine, or tension or another type. Massage, drinking water, cold compresses, and really good sleep are often helpful. In my clinic we use pemf and microcurrent for headaches. ...Read more

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What can I do to help a headache that does not include pain medication?

What can I do to help a headache that does not include pain medication?

Dark quiet area: I'll start by saying that any new, changing, persistent or severe headaches should be evaluated by a doctor. But there are many things to do that are not "pain" meds. These include:
meditation
yoga
tai chi
deep breathing
simplify your life
manage your time wisely
adjust your attitude
take a break
exercise regularly
break bad habits (smoking...Etc)
acupuncture
biofeedback
massage
non "pain" med. ...Read more

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What's an effective treament for a headache without taking any medication?

Headaches: Stretch neck and shoulder, stay hydrated, sleep at least 7 hours. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, eye strain, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a big headache but no headache medication what do I do?

What to do if I have a big headache but no headache medication what do I do?

See your PCP: The best treatment for a headache is to know what type you have. See your PCP for evaluation, diagnosis and and treatment. Ask for samples. ...Read more

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Best medication for headache? I have had a headache that has come and gone since Wednesday.

Best medication for headache? I have had a headache that has come and gone since Wednesday.

Depends: There is no one best drug for all headaches. It appears that yours may be from your neck area. If you have already seen an orthopedist and undergone physical therapy without benefit, consider consulting a pain management doctor or seek a 2nd orthopedic opinion. ...Read more

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I have been getting a lot of headaches I get about 1or 2 everyday. What could it be? Could it be my medications?

I have been getting a lot of headaches I get about 1or 2 everyday. What could it be? Could it be my medications?

Yes and no: First off, is your thyroid properly adjusted? If you are overusing klonipin or acetaminophen, both will result in medication overuse headaches. But as I have always said before, new and different headache symptoms from baseline should be investigated further. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Although the pain medications help my headache, they haven't completely taken it away. I'm concerned that something more serious is wrong.?

Although the pain medications help my headache, they haven't completely taken it away. I'm concerned that something more serious is wrong.?

Be seen: Well, I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis about the specific cause of your headaches. At that point, things like prognosis and treatment options can be discussed. In most cases, neurologists are considered experts in diagnosing and treating headaches. Consider referral if you have not seen one. ...Read more

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What medication would be good for headaches not migraines?

What medication would be good for headaches not migraines?

See your doctor: Bad headache always represents a particular diagnostic challenge. See your doctor or a headache specialist for evaluation, diagnosis and proper treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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What's the best pain relief medication for the headache?

What's the best pain relief medication for the headache?

Headache: Over the counter pain relief medications are extremely effective for the vast majority of headaches. These medicines can be bought at a pharmacy or a supermarket without a prescription.
Examples are:
- paracetamol (eg panadol brand)
- ibuprofen (eg neurofen brand)
- aspirin

Don't forget to drink plenty of water and take some rest as well! ...Read more

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Can there be any medication for constant stress headaches?

Can there be any medication for constant stress headaches?

Stress headaches: For "constant stress headaches, " please see your physician for evaluation & help with their cause. There are over the counter medicines like aleve, tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc that can be used; also some find peppermint herbal compresses on the forehead helpful. Ideally, explore & deal with your stress triggers with a therapist -- no meds needed, and what you learn serves you for a lifetime! Be well. ...Read more

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What is the best headache medications that have no side effects?

What is the best headache medications that have no side effects?

There aren't any: Medications that have no side effects usually have no effects either. A better question would be which headache medicines have the fewest and least serious side effects. And that depends on what is causing the headache. Tylenol (acetaminophen) rarely rots livers and kidneys, but it can if overused. I'd take 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) and call my doctor in the morning...Advil, aleve, can bother your stomach but are safe in moderat. ...Read more

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What medication should I take to reduce headaches with the least number of side effects?

What medication should I take to reduce headaches with the least number of side effects?

It depends to the: Cause of your headache. In general Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be a good choice. Tylenol (acetaminophen) rarely damages livers and kidneys, unless it is overused. I'd take 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) and call my doctor in the morning. Advil, aleve, naproxen can bother your stomach but are safe in moderate use. ...Read more

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I have had a sever headache for three days and pain medication is not helping what could be wrong?

I have had a sever headache for three days and pain medication is not helping what could be wrong?

Time for evaluation: If you don't get severe headaches often you need to be seen by your physician or in the ER. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a headache, if sleep makes it worse and you are trying to avoid medication overusage?

What's the best way to treat a headache, if sleep makes it worse and you are trying to avoid medication overusage?

Acupressure. Air, T?: There are some really effective pressure points to massage for a few types of headache. Google it! Also - fresh clean air can help. Drinking water or herbal teas please some. Best! ...Read more

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Hi my wife suffers from frequent headache. I am looking for a consult and possible refill of her pain medication?

Hi my wife suffers from frequent headache. I am looking for a consult and possible refill of her pain medication?

Welcome: I'm sorry to hear her headaches have been frequent. I'd be happy to consult with your wife. I am licensed to prescribe in CA, MA, and NY. I do not prescribe Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) or opioids (Vicodin, Percocet, etc). ...Read more

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I have been having terrible headaches consistently have use so many medications for it still not going away? What can I do???

I have been having terrible headaches consistently have use so many medications for it still not going away? What can I do???

Headaches: The cause of headaches because there are several major types, e.g., vascular, sinus, muscular, tension, etc.
Continue to see your conventional doctors but add a nutritionist or doctor of natural medicine who can lab test you for food sensitivities. A clinical psychologist can use biofeedback or clinical hypnosis as well. Lots of options. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a small headache (supportive) and I don't want to use medication for it. Are naps good for this? How long is perfect? I haven't napped since 8.

I have a small headache (supportive) and I don't want to use medication for it. Are naps good for this? How long is perfect? I haven't napped since 8.

Maybe: Headaches can benefit from several lifestyle modifications. Sufficient sleep is important and is often the only way some resolve their headache. Meals that are balanced and avoid bouts of hunger. Good hydration is important. Activity in the form of aerobic exercise encourages stress relief, which is another important factor. Finally, avoid those events/agents you know will trigger an event. ...Read more

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I've started getting headaches every day (most)I suspect medication overuse because I use a non steroidal on those days. How long would it take 2 impove?

Ok: Try switching to Tylenol, (acetaminophen) or let it ride with no treatment for few days. If pain a result of the Nonsteroidal then I suspect discontinuation should lead to improvement within 4 to 48 hours ...Read more

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Which type of headache and sickness am I having after quitting ADHD medication?

Which type of headache and sickness am I having after quitting ADHD medication?

Withdrawal symptoms: Withdrawal symptoms from stimulants, similar to caffeine withdrawal headaches after stopping coffee cold turkey. ...Read more

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Is there a safe over-the-counter medication for giving to my 6 year old boy if he bumped his head and is complaining of headache?

Is there a safe over-the-counter medication for giving to my 6 year old boy if he bumped his head and is complaining of headache?

Yes but: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin, you can also put some ice for the first two days. Make sure to call your pediatrician if any concern. The minor head injuries need to be watched if the mechanism of injury was high risk (fall from more than 3-5 feet) lost of consciousness, vomiting, not eating well or severe headache. ...Read more

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How to relieve tension headache w/o medication?

How to relieve tension headache w/o medication?

Many ways to try...: A variety of strategies can help reduce the severity and frequency of chronic tension headaches without using medicine. Manage your stress level. Applying heat or ice to sore muscles may ease a tension headache. Good posture can also help keep your muscles from tensing up. Acupuncture, massage and meditation are also helpful for some people. ...Read more

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What's the best medication for a vascular headache?

What's the best medication for a vascular headache?

Tryptans: Migraines have also been referred to as vascular headaches. For mild migraines, nsaids such as Ibuprofen can be used. But for more severe headaches, tryptans are the first line immediate treatment. If the migraines are frequent, preventative medications should also be considered. ...Read more