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How can I treat new daily persistent headaches (NDPH)?

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New daily persistent headaches (NDPH) begin without warning and go on for three months or longer.

The pain may get stronger or weaker each day, but it's always there. There are medicines that can give you relief. Pain management tools like biofeedback and relaxation techniques can also help you feel better.

From: New Daily Persistent Headaches WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Headache Foundation: "New Daily Persistent Headache."

International Headache Society: "International Classification of Headache Disorders: ICHD-3 beta."

ACHE -- The American Headache Society Committee for Headache Education: "Biofeedback and Relaxation Training for Headaches."

UptoDate web site: "New Daily Persistent Headache."

Hamada, T. , March-April, 1991. Japanese Journal of Medicine

Li, D and Rozen, T. February 2002. Cephalagia,

Mack, K. , August 2004. Pediatric Neurology

Meineri, P. , October 2004. Neurological Sciences

Robbins, M. April 27, 2010. Neurology,

Rozen, T. , October 2006. Cephalagia

Tyagi, A. August 2012. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 23, 2018

SOURCES:

National Headache Foundation: "New Daily Persistent Headache."

International Headache Society: "International Classification of Headache Disorders: ICHD-3 beta."

ACHE -- The American Headache Society Committee for Headache Education: "Biofeedback and Relaxation Training for Headaches."

UptoDate web site: "New Daily Persistent Headache."

Hamada, T. , March-April, 1991. Japanese Journal of Medicine

Li, D and Rozen, T. February 2002. Cephalagia,

Mack, K. , August 2004. Pediatric Neurology

Meineri, P. , October 2004. Neurological Sciences

Robbins, M. April 27, 2010. Neurology,

Rozen, T. , October 2006. Cephalagia

Tyagi, A. August 2012. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 23, 2018

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