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.

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I'm 10 weeks pregnant what can I take for tension headaches? Aleve (naproxen) helps a lot but I can't take that right now

Headaches/Pregnancy. Have you discussed with your obstetrician? Headaches may be associated or exacerbated with pregnancy. For tension ha you can try tyelenol. However, given pregnancy i would recommend injections such as trigger points for muscular pain or massage therapy prior. It may be beneficial to also try acupuncture. Read more...

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

Headache. Of the headache occurs every day it is not very likely to be a tension headache migraine headache is more likely. If it wakes you up from sleep it could more serious. You need to have your physician check it out. If it turns out to be a migraine headache topiramate topamx might help to prevent it. Read more...
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...

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...
Usually not. Taking one alive daily if otherwise health should not be a problem(chronic use of any anti inflammatory drug could cause liver disease or kidney problems). The greater concern is why you get daily headaches. If this is persistent you should seek medical evaluation. Read more...

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

Yes, you can. Excedrin contains acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine. Aleve (naproxen) is OTC NSAID. You can take both together for a short period of time to prevent medication overuse headache. Read more...
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...

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...