headache diary(What is a PDF document?) can help you find your triggers. You write down when you have a
headache and how bad it is, along with details such as what you ate and what
you were doing before the headache started. This information can help you avoid
things that bring on your headaches. And the diary also can help your doctor
plan your treatment.
If you have headaches caused by muscle
tension in your neck, shoulders, and upper back, pay attention to your posture
during your daily activities. You also can try muscle relaxation and other ways to reduce muscle tension.
Your doctor also may
prescribe medicine to help prevent tension headaches.
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