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What are some ways to get rid of headaches ?

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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry
10 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor

Headaches can be tricky.
I think a headache journal is an excellent idea. Most of the meds we think are good for headache are not good for headache, even the triptans, designed for migriane can excerbate migriane. The best thing to do is see a doctor who specalizes in headaches.

In brief: See your doctor

Headaches can be tricky.
I think a headache journal is an excellent idea. Most of the meds we think are good for headache are not good for headache, even the triptans, designed for migriane can excerbate migriane. The best thing to do is see a doctor who specalizes in headaches.
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Dr. Brad Bobrin
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2 comments
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Agree. Headaches can become triggered by more and stimuli and substances over time, including prescribed medications. Wearing off of some medications also can trigger headache. A headache or pain specialist is usually the most helpful in getting headaches under control.
Dr. Osman Farooq
After identifying potential headache triggers in your headache diary, do your best to eliminate as many as possible. Avoid excessive pain medications. Try relaxation techniques
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry

In brief: Careful with meds

While Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) work great now and then, they can actually lead to recurrent headaches if taken daily.
For migraines, 'triptans' are helpful prescriptions, as is a dark, quiet room. The best approach is to keep a journal and find what is causing them, and change behaviors. Get regular sleep. Avoid foods that cause them. Reduce caffeine and alcohol, and try to reduce your stress level.

In brief: Careful with meds

While Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) work great now and then, they can actually lead to recurrent headaches if taken daily.
For migraines, 'triptans' are helpful prescriptions, as is a dark, quiet room. The best approach is to keep a journal and find what is causing them, and change behaviors. Get regular sleep. Avoid foods that cause them. Reduce caffeine and alcohol, and try to reduce your stress level.
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Thank
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