The most common cause of headache is tension. Different medicines can also cause them. Headaches are mostly just a pain and can be eased by over-the-counter meds like aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen sodium. They can also be helped, and prevented, by reducing stress.
TIPS FOR HEADACHE
- Try resting in a quiet, dark room with your eyes closed; place cold washcloths over your eyes; massage the base of your skull with your thumbs and massage both temples gently; take hot baths.
- Try to anticipate when pain will strike. Avoid or limit foods known to trigger them, especially caffeine; chocolate, red wine; citrus fruits (more than 1/2 a cup per day); food additives; nuts; onions; hard cheese; and vinegar.