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Chronic Headache Relief

Q: I get frequent headaches. Tylenol and over-the-counter pain meds don’t work. I definitely don’t want to get constipated and addicted to opiates, but I can’t function at all on my headache days. Can you help?
—Joy E., Honolulu

a:First, it’s important to note that if you have a new, sudden, intense, non-resolving headache, this could be a medical emergency and you need an MRI as soon as possible. In most cases, however, headaches are an ongoing issue that can plague people throughout their lives. And they’re tricky for health care providers to sort out. To find the most effective treatment, it’s critical to examine any patterns to your headaches and try to determine what’s triggering them.

Hormonal Issues

One common cause of headaches or migraines in women is

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