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whats a good med for tension headaches?

i have chronic tension headaches along with anxiety. im currently taking klonopin for my anxiety. my doctor keeps prescribing me different anti depressents and says they will help with both my anxiety and headaches. they make me feel horrible so i decided to stop taking everything except the klonopin. know im just trying to find out what a good medicine is that is strictly for tension headaches so i can suggest it to my doctor. i dont want one thats too strong with a lot of side effects because i dont tolerate meds well. any help would be appreciated! thanks!
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Hi,

Did you inform your physician when you stopped taking the medications?

Firstly, you need to have your headaches classified.If these are migraine headaches then,certain drugs would be able to help.For tension headaches, these headaches usually present with pain involving the head as well as tightness over the upper back, shoulders and the neck.

Tension headaches may be readily managed using pain relievers (ibupofen,naproxen).You may discuss this with your physician. But do not take any medications or taper the medical dose of current medications without informing your doctor, as this in itself may lead to side effects.

You may also ask your physician to refer you for behavioural therapy and pain management specialist if these symptoms persist.
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