Is it possible to have tension headaches every day?
es, it is possible. One thing to carefully rule out, however is headache called rebound headaches, which are caused by taking either prescription or over-the-counter analgesics too frequently. See:
Medication Overuse Headache: When the Remedy Backfires
You have a headache. Taking medications is one of the logical things to do. There is something to consider before you take that medication though -- the dreaded rebound headaches. They're caused by taking medications too often. Sometimes just taking a drug for two or three consecutive days can cause rebound.
If you are experiencing daily tension headaches, there are different preventive regimens that can be tried. For some people, relaxation, visualization, and biofeedback are excellent options. Daily preventive medications are also an option.
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Published On: April 08, 2007