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How can I stop a headache?

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on the cause

Headaches can have multiple causes.
Migraines a more serious form of headache. More common are tension headaches. Headaches can be due to dehydration. You should drink water, cut down on colas and caffeine. Also excessive alcohol intake. Taking magnesium, calcium and b vitamins can help. Also, some medication can cause headaches.

In brief: Depends on the cause

Headaches can have multiple causes.
Migraines a more serious form of headache. More common are tension headaches. Headaches can be due to dehydration. You should drink water, cut down on colas and caffeine. Also excessive alcohol intake. Taking magnesium, calcium and b vitamins can help. Also, some medication can cause headaches.
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
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Dr. James Marx
Prevention is the key whether by avoiding the causes or by getting preventative meds from your doctor
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Headache

If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away.
You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems.

In brief: Headache

If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away.
You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Best Headache Meds

A 2014 study indicates that medication containing a combination of acetylsalicylic acid, (aspirin), acetaminophen(paracetamol), and caffeine is more effective than acetaminophen alone.
http://thejournalofheadacheandpain.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/1129-2377-15-76

In brief: Best Headache Meds

A 2014 study indicates that medication containing a combination of acetylsalicylic acid, (aspirin), acetaminophen(paracetamol), and caffeine is more effective than acetaminophen alone.
http://thejournalofheadacheandpain.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/1129-2377-15-76
Dr. Stephen Pool
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