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Been taking 4 Aleve (naproxen) a day for many many years. What is a good titration schedule to go off of it, to help avoid rebound headaches?

Been taking 4 Aleve (naproxen) a day for many many years. What is a good titration schedule to go off of it, to help avoid rebound headaches?

See details: You do not need to taper but if you want, just reduce the daily aleve (naproxen) dose by one tablet each week. In order words, take 3 tabs daily for 1 week, then 2 tabs daily for the next week, etc. ...Read more

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Can naproxen give you a headache?

Can naproxen give you a headache?

Yes: Headache can occur as a side effect in 15% of people. REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/naproxen-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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Is it bad to take Aleve (naproxen) everyday for headaches?

Is it bad to take Aleve (naproxen) everyday for headaches?

Symptoms vs Cure: Not in general. But wouldn't it be a better approach to find out the cause of the headaches and treat that rather than just treating the symptoms of the headache? ...Read more

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Aleve (naproxen) for headaches. Is it bad to take everyday? Wat else could I try?

Aleve (naproxen) for headaches. Is it bad to take everyday? Wat else could I try?

Not recommended: Daily. Patients who use acute medications excessively to alleviate migraine are at risk for developing analgesic rebound headache and drug-induced headache. These patients may also use medications provided by family and friends and it is not unusual for a migraine patient to use both prescription and nonprescription analgesics at the same time.
Rec. See headache and orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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What will happen if someone takes 1000 mg of naproxen for a headache all at the same time?

What will happen if someone takes 1000 mg of naproxen for a headache all at the same time?

Upset stomach...: ...Is the most likely outcome. It is a higher than recommended dose, but not in the toxic range if only taken once. ...Read more

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Should I take more Aleve (naproxen) to relieve my headache? What would happen if I took too high of a dose?

Should I take more Aleve (naproxen) to relieve my headache? What would happen if I took too high of a dose?

No: If you are not getting relief from the normal dose of aleve (naproxen) see your doctor for an evaluation. Doubling up on your aleve (naproxen) increases the risk of side effects which are often deleterious to various organ systems including the GI and renal systems. ...Read more

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I've been waking up with headaches that last all day even when taking aleve (naproxen). What's causing this?

Get it evaluated: There is no why to tell you. You need to see a doctor and have the headaches evaluated including a ct or MRI of the head. ...Read more

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Are headaches a side effect of naproxen?

Are headaches a side effect of naproxen?

Can be: All NSAIDS can cause, headaches and hearing problems and tinnitus, some more than others in susceptible people Stop for a few days and see if headaches are gone, and if they recur after restarting. If they don`t go away after stopping, see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take Aleve (naproxen) for my headache due to a hangover?

Can I take Aleve (naproxen) for my headache due to a hangover?

Sure: Also keep yourself hydrated with liquids not including alcohol. Maybe time to consider if you need to indulge so much that you get said hangover. ...Read more

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I take roughly 2750mg of naproxen almost daily for headache relief. Is this overdoing it?

Very much so: This is a major overdose especially when it is done on a daily basis. You should stop now. ...Read more

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I have been getting headaches for the last few years. I've seen doctors and have only ever been given naproxen. What could it be?

TMD: There are 300 kinds of headaches, treatment depends on symptoms. It can range from a bite guard, to different medicines, etc.... You should see a headache specialist, or write back with more symptoms. ...Read more

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I haven't taken my naproxen in a couple of day and now have a headache and feel nauseated is this withdrawal?

I haven't taken my naproxen in a couple of day and now have a headache and feel nauseated is this withdrawal?

Possible: The nonsteriodal class (including ibuprofen) can cause "rebound headaches" after cessation, if they were being taken on a consistent basis. If headaches persist or new neurological symptoms occur, would contact your primary physician. ...Read more

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I took 2 aleves (naproxen) about 30-45 mins ago for a bad headache but it's not working can I take an excedrin?

Issues: Aleve contains naproxen sodium, and is similar to Excedrin which contains aspirin another NSAID, so there could be additive gastrointestinal adverse effects. Better to contact your doctor and use a different approach. ...Read more

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Headaches that started with a concussion 2 years ago. They can be relieved with Aleve (naproxen) but never seem to really go away.

Possible neck source: Many times the ha could be cericogenic in nature after concussion, which means coming from the neck, the best treatmnet will include nerve block to the neck are, I recommend a visit to pain dr ...Read more

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Diagnosed with concussion 4 weeks ago, been given naproxen for the headaches but not working, they are getting worse, im not sure what else to do?

Diagnosed with concussion 4 weeks ago, been given naproxen for the headaches but not working, they are getting worse, im not sure what else to do?

I agree: A neurologist may be difficult to schedule yourself. See your primary doctor and go from there. Our city has a concussion clinic which sees patients within a day or two. Neurology clinics can take 2 months 2 see you. Good luck! Happy healing! ...Read more

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Is Aleve (naproxen) effective for tension headaches?

Is Aleve (naproxen) effective for tension headaches?

Yes: Aleve is a trade name for naproxen, a long-acting non-steroidal anti-inflammatory that can help fevers and pain of different kinds, including headaches. ...Read more

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I take 500mg naproxen bid for tension headaches everyday. Is there anything else I can do or take?

I take 500mg naproxen bid for tension headaches everyday. Is there anything else I can do or take?

How about relaxation: Regular relaxation practice using visualization, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, or other forms of self-soothing do wonders for tension headaches. Here is a relaxation recording to get you started:
http://www. Restrainyourpain. Com/download/attachment/6349. ...Read more

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Can I take exedrin after taking Aleve (naproxen) for headache? . Will asperin and Aleve (naproxen) interact? .

Stomach aches: The combination (+/- the advil in your medication list) can lead to significant stomach upset/pain also can effect platelet function (risk of bleeding).Repeated exposures put you at risk for more serious consequences. Better to pick one NSAID (Exedrin or Aleve (naproxen) or Advil), be sure to use in appropriate doses. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Have a headache today. Is it safe to take an Aleve (naproxen) or Advil twice in one day, to make it go away?

Have a headache today. Is it safe to take an Aleve (naproxen) or Advil twice in one day, to make it go away?

Yes: Aleve (naproxen) can be taken twice per day and advil can be take three times per day. These should snot be taken together. Use one or the other. If the headache persists then see your pcp. ...Read more

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I've had a headache on and off for 2 weeks. I went to the doctor and he prescribed naproxen 500mg but it didn't work. What could it be?

I've had a headache on and off for 2 weeks. I went to the doctor and he prescribed naproxen 500mg but it didn't work. What could it be?

See your PCP: Any headache always must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis to ensure that the correct treatment is given. See your doctor for consultation, tests and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Suffering with headaches for 10 years got worse took naproxen 500mg and started to stutter badly I'm now off the tablets but still stuttering?

MOH: Medication overuse headache (moh):
which results from the repetitive and chronic use of headache abortive medications for three months or more. Patients with moh take multiple daily doses of one or more analgesics in an effort to suppress the pain. Although simple analgesics such as aspirin, Naproxen or Acetaminophen can produce chronic daily headache and make it worse.
See headache specialist. ...Read more

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