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Tension headaches

I have been getting them for us, many different scripts but none seem to work. I hate taking pill, would rather home remedies that truly work. But i don't sleep pain wakes me in tears. Idk wt else to do.... Please someone give me something

  1. HI Momonica,

    Thank you for reaching out to our community and being here with us! I am sorry to hear you are having a difficult time right now - I can totally relate!

    You mentioned "tension headache" have you been diagnosed with this type of headache disorder? The reason I ask it it's important to get an accurate headache disorder diagnosis. Here's why - once we learn what type of headache disorder(s) we have, we can then learn about it and get the correct treatment for it. Take a look at this information on migraine diagnosis; https://migraine.com/q-and-a/how-is-migraine-diagnosed/ and
    https://migraine.com/living-migraine/diagnosing-ichd-3-versus-icd-9/.

    You may want to consider having a sleep study done. Many times when we wake with migraine pain, it may be an indication of a sleep disorder and not just sleep apnea. When you get a chance take a look at these articles for more information;
    https://migraine.com/blog/gene-links-migraine-and-sleep-disturbance/
    https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-triggers-sleep-1/
    https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-triggers-sleep-2/
    https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-triggers-more-sleep-rules-tips-and-tricks-part-3/.
    I don't have sleep apnea, but do have restless leg and periodic limb movement disorder. I'm getting better sleep and have reduced the days I wake up with a migraine.

    Here is information on tension type headache I hope helps; https://migraine.com/living-migraine/just-a-headache/.

    Let me know what you think,
    Nancy

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