Headaches | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What can I do to prevent headaches? Can exercise or other lifestyle habits help?
  • What type of headaches do I get, and what causes them?
  • What are the differences between tension, cluster, rebound and migraine headaches?
  • What types of medicines are used to treat headaches? Can I take something to prevent them from occurring?
  • What should I be recording in my headache journal?
  • Can medicines or herbal supplements cause headaches? Are there herbal supplements that can help a headache?


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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 01/93