Tension Headache

by Carmen
(Los Angeles,Ca,90031)

Hello, I’ve had a headache for the past week in a half. My doctor says it’s a tension headache. I’ve been taking 2Motrins 3 times a day but it’s not really helping. My headache is mostly on the back of my head towards the left sid. What else can I do? I’m so desperate. Thank you. Carmen

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Analgesic rebound
by: Mary Kay

Part of your headaches sound like analgesic rebound. You don't say how long you have been taking the Motrin but eventually it will affect your stomach.
Tension Headache is a form of muscular spasming, but usually starts in the neck and back of the head.
Try massage and stress reduction techniques.
Since you have not been able to break the headache with Motrin, ask your doctor for a Medrol dose pak, very low dose steroid for a few days.

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