Tension Headaches (cont.)
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When to Call a Doctor
Call your doctor now or go to the emergency room if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:
Watchful waiting is a wait-and-see approach. If your headache gets better on its own, you won't need treatment. If it gets worse or you get headaches often, you and your doctor will decide what to do next.
Watchful waiting and using over-the-counter pain medicines work well if your tension headaches don't keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if your headaches are disrupting your life, talk to your doctor about other treatments that you could try.
Who to see
Most health professionals can recognize and treat tension headaches. You may seek treatment from any of the following:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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