What is the best way to get rid of or treat tension headaches?

Reducing Stress. Bu you need to determine whether or not you are really having tension headaches. We now know that many headaches previously labeled tension or sinus headaches were really migraine. Becuase the treatment for migraine is so different, it is important to find out. If stress reduction doesn't help. You should contact your doctor to help make the determination of the best treatment for you.

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Is there a good way to get rid of tension headaches naturally?

? Muscles? Many "tension" headaches are caused by knots in the muscles. If the muscle is the cause, what is causing the muscle pain and what muscles are involved. If the headaches are on the side of your head, put your fingers over where you have the headaches and see if it is the muscles. If so, check into the bite, muscle, joint relationships to see if this is part of the cause. Read more...

How do you get rid of a tension headache without pills?

Nice massage. One way is to have a nice massage in a relaxing environment. Warm bath, with soft music. 10% peppermint oil applied to temples (don't get it in your eyes). Longer term prevention: assess your diet for any foods you might be sensitive to & avoid them. Guided imagery, and other mind-body exercises & visualizations. Regular yoga practice. Classical homeopathy. For some, acupuncture. Read more...
A OTC Preparation? I have suffered at times myself from tension headaches. I have found that the over the counter topical preparation called: head on, actually does work. I was surprised when i first tried it and it was effective. Lately, it hasn't been as readily available at the pharmacies, so I have found it online. Headaches are common and a checkup with your physician may rule out common causes like allergies. Read more...

What should be done to get rid of these horrible tension headaches?

Life style changes. Life style changes including reducing stressful situations, exercise at least 3 times per week for at least 20 minutes, getting sufficient sleep, eat a balanced diet and reducing caffeine. Cognitive behavioral training can be very effective. Athletes, high stress executives are taught cognitive hehavioral techniques. If these approaches do not suffice, medication may be helpful. Read more...

My GP says I have tension headaches. The last couple of mornings I have been waking up with them. Any ways I can get rid of them?

Yes. see a neurlogist. Many HAs are the proximate result of some toxin, pathogen, or allergen causing the pain. Check out the cranial joints (TM joints, occiput, and frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction. Pain upon awakening is suggestive that a component of the HAs are related to clenching/ grinding and an issue with the TM joints. Read more...

How do you get rid of chronic tension headaches? I have them 50% of the time. From my job

Logotherapy. If your job is stressful to the point it is causing significant tension headache you should look for a different job. Is it tension headache or something else. Try non-medicinal modalities first such as relaxation, breaks, yoga, meditation, etc. Read more...

I have tension headaches almost every day. Advil/tylenol doesn't always help. What can I do to get rid of them?

Tension Headache? I believe that your question mush first be answered with a question. Was it a physician who diagnosed your headaches as tension headaches? If the answer is yes, there may be choices of additional meds that can be added to the AdvilTylenol.However it should be the diagnosing physician who should add additional meds. If you made the diagnosis of "tension" headache" consider consulting a neurologist. Read more...

Minor dull cramp for 2 days on right side of temple (head). Not painful. Not cured by NSAIDS. Tension headache? Any helpful tips to get rid of it?

Careful with this. If tender to touch, and you may feel a "ropy" feeling, have it checked out professionally. Most likely referred pain from muscle spasm, but rule out temporal arteritis. Read more...
Try. Try excedrin migraine and an ice pack over the temple. Persistent headaches should be examined as temporal arteritis could be a cause as well as other entities. If no better please seek prompt emergency room care. Read more...