Dr Oz: Headache Quiz
Do you suffer from frequent headaches that you can’t seem to control? It may have to do with the reality that not all headaches are created equal. That’s why the show featured a Dr Oz Headache Relief Quiz to help you figure out what types of headaches you are having and how to treat them more effectively. Take the quiz and use your score to get relief at last.
Dr Oz Headache Relief Quiz
Where do your headaches most often occur?
- A. Forehead, back of head, neck
- B. One side of the head
- C. Behind one eye or on one side of face
How would you describe the pain of your headache?
- A. Consistent tightening
- B. Throbbing
- C. Intense pain
How long do your headaches typically last?
- A. Two to six hours
- B. Up to three days
- C. 30 minutes to one hour
Dr Oz Headache Relief Quiz Scoring Results
Here is what your score results reveal about your headaches.
- As – Tension Headaches
- Bs – Migraine Headaches
- Cs – Cluster Headaches
Dr Oz Headache Relief: Types of Headaches
The different types of headaches each respond best to differing treatments. The one size fits all approach won’t get you relief if you are using the wrong course of action.
Neurologist Dr Audrey Halpern said this is a common misconception about headaches. You can’t treat them all the same. So what can you do to get relief from your headaches?
Dr Oz: Tension Headache Treatment
A tension headache gives you pain on the side of your head,back of the neck, and forehead. About 88% of women get these headaches, which are caused by muscle spasms as well as physical and emotional stress.
Here are some suggestions.
- Peppermint Oil – rub into temples for spasms
- 300-500 mg Naproxen – reduces pain & inflammation
- 200-400 mg Ibuprofen – reduces pain & inflammation
Liquid gels will provide faster relief when available.
Dr Oz Headache Relief: Migraine Remedies
Migraines cause pain on one side of the head, around your eye or temple. They are typically associated with other symptoms such as nausea and sensitivities to light or noise.
Migraine triggers can include sleep deprivation and dietary changes. Dr Halpern said that over the counter caffeine medications can be useful, but don’t overdo it; that could make your migraine worse.
What else works for migraines?
Dr Oz: Cluster Headache Treatment
Cluster headaches are usually found on one side of the head, in or behind your eye. This is the least recognized type of headache among patients, and is sometimes mistaken for watery eyes or runny nose.
These are the least common type of headache but the pain can be excruciating. Cluster headaches last about 30 minutes and then go away, but they can recur. What should you do for cluster headaches?
- Avoid alcohol during a Cluster Headache cycle. It is a known trigger.
- Ask your doctor for a Triptan prescription.
- Try a nasal spray with Capsaicin.
Be sure to share the headache quiz with others. Knowing the type of headache that is bothering you is the first step toward faster, more effective relief.