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Old 03-25-2004, 01:49 PM   #1
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Question what is the best thing for a tension headache?

lately........more and more......i've been getting killer tension headaches down the back of my neck. usually if the pain is just there i know it is a tension headache tho i will occasionally get pain there and in my head other places - but depending on those places i know it is then a sinus headache.

what can i do or what is the best thing to take for a tension headache? i've tried that excedrin tension headache stuff (has caffeine in it) and i didn't think it did anything different.

 
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Old 03-25-2004, 03:28 PM   #2
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Re: what is the best thing for a tension headache?

I've found that naproxen sodium works well for me, so you might give that a try. If the headaches are chronic, then antidepressants will help.

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Old 03-25-2004, 08:37 PM   #3
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Re: what is the best thing for a tension headache?

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I've found that naproxen sodium works well for me, so you might give that a try. If the headaches are chronic, then antidepressants will help.

what is naproxen sodium? something over the counter or prescription?

 
Old 03-27-2004, 11:41 PM   #4
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Re: what is the best thing for a tension headache?

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what is naproxen sodium? something over the counter or prescription?

Aleve is naproxen. That's OTC. There is prescription strength naproxen available through your doctor, though.



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Old 04-08-2004, 04:37 PM   #5
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lately........more and more......i've been getting killer tension headaches down the back of my neck. usually if the pain is just there i know it is a tension headache tho i will occasionally get pain there and in my head other places - but depending on those places i know it is then a sinus headache.

what can i do or what is the best thing to take for a tension headache? i've tried that excedrin tension headache stuff (has caffeine in it) and i didn't think it did anything different.
To keep it short i take and antidepressant Desiprmine, a pain blocker Neurotin, a sert reuptake Zoloft, and a blood pressure med inderal Note all this is preventative, then when i get the headache i take butabutal, or flexeral, or a spray called migranal that works about 95% of the time. Now for what i have Chronic muscular tension migrains, TMJ, IBS which are all linked together and Fibro now too i think. I see a neurologist since the common side effect is headaches and the insurance wont pay for TMJ. Good luck to you, fill free to email me if you want.

 
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