tension headaches are triggered by
anxiety, you may be treated with an antianxiety
medicine, such as buspirone, to reduce anxiety
and the frequency of tension headaches.
relieve anxiety and nervousness and have a calming effect. In high doses, they
may cause drowsiness and sleep. Buspirone reduces mild anxiety, irritability,
fatigue, and pain. It is usually taken daily to relieve symptoms and is not
addictive if it is used continuously.
As headaches go, migraines are in a league of their own.
Migraines typically produce pulsating pain on one side of the head. That can lay you low for up to 72 hours.
About 20% of people with migraines have headaches preceded by aura, which can include:
Blind spots or zigzags in your field of vision
Aura may also include numbness or tingling on one side of the body. Aura without head pain is also a form of migraine.
Migraines are often prompted by one...
Antianxiety medicines other than buspirone (such as
alprazolam) may be tried, but they can become addictive. Buspirone is not
habit-forming and may be used for longer periods of time.
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May 02, 2014
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