How to relieve tension headaches?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I take an aspirin and treat myself to a nap. It works 9 times out of 10. 

Are you sure you’re drinking enough water? I get terrible headaches when I forget to stay hydrated and it usually happens when I’m stressed out!  

Post # 4
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

the only thing that gets rid of my tension headaches is going to the chiropractor! its amazing the difference that it makes!!! i was going twice a week while wedding planning!

Post # 7
10454 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

My tension headaches are usually caused by issues with my neck.  A good RMT usually helps!

Post # 8
849 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Southerngirl4234:  One cold beer for the pain to be taken orally. Repeat as needed.


🙂 Seriously, the best thing is a massage or chiro like a PP mentioned. It helps to relax those tense back and shoulder muscles. Good luck!

Post # 9
2179 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

Chiropractor helps for me!

Post # 10
2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Chiropractor and a good massage. Heating pads also help too. 

I went to physical therapy for migraines so I use the stretches I learned there when I feel my neck and shoulders start to tense up. 

Be careful with using ibuprofen and that you aren’t exceeded the recommended amount per day. Don’t want to add stomach issues to your list of wedding stressors. 

Post # 11
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Southerngirl4234:  Combo of Excedrin and Ibuprofen (to loosen shoulders/neck) and a warm neck wrap with lavendar. If that doesn’t work get a massage!

Post # 12
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Excedrin Tension Headache (though I’m not sure if it’s back on the market yet) or sodium naproxen (Aleve). I also sleep with a mouthguard, since my tension headaches are caused by me clenching my jaw at night due to stress.

Post # 13
156 posts
Blushing bee

Excedrin tension (or similar generic brand) is the only thing that takes away a headache for me once I have it. I also take magnesium every day. I heard it helps and I definitely have less headaches.

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