How to cure tension headache?
Hello, I am 35 years old woman. I have two kids. The are very naughty. They are always busy in some mischievous action. I have to be very careful round the time. My husband stays away from us. So, I have to take all the responsibilities to run my family. Recently I have noticed that I am getting tension headache. Whenever I am tensed or anxious, I do get headache. Initially I used to take analgesic. But now I use some counter irritant on my forehead. Please suggest something so that I can cure tension headache.
@sampriti Some people with tension-type headaches don't seek medical attention and try to treat the pain on their own. Unfortunately, repeated use of pain relievers that are available without a prescription can actually cause another type of headache, medication overuse headache. A variety of medications, both nonprescription and prescription, are available to reduce the pain of a headache, including:
Pain relievers. Simple pain relievers available without a prescription are usually the first line of treatment for reducing headache pain. These include the drugs aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve).
Combination medications. Aspirin or acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or both are often combined with caffeine or a sedative drug in a single medication. Combination drugs may be more effective than single-ingredient pain relievers. Many combination drugs are available without a prescription.
Triptans and narcotics. For people who experience both migraines and episodic tension-type headaches, a triptan can effectively relieve the pain of both headaches. Opioids, or narcotics, are rarely used because of their side effects and potential for dependency.