Depending on the type of headache you are having, prevention strategies may vary. At times, medication overuse can be contributing to your headaches. If you’ve been taking pain relievers more than three days a week, the first step may be to wean yourself off of them with your doctor’s guidance.
When you’re ready to begin preventive therapy, your doctor may recommend:
- Anti-seizure medications
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Beta blockers
- Botox injections
Unfortunately for some, tension headaches remain resistant to all medications.