If you continue to have
tension headaches while you are getting treatment, you
and your doctor may want to try another treatment.
may have to try different drugs or doses.
If you have already tried several medicines, your doctor may order
tests (such as an
CT scan) to find out if a health problem is
causing your headaches.
Other things to think about
Even with treatment, you will most likely
still get some tension headaches. But you
probably will get them less often. And they may hurt less when you do get
If you also have
anxiety, talk to your doctor. Treatment for these
health problems also may help you have fewer headaches.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
July 22, 2014
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