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How can I treat a headache while at college?

Daphne Oz
Health Education
You may need to be your own doctor in determining how you got your headache. If it is a mild tension headache, a little rest and some deep breathing may be all you need. If it is coming from a stiff neck, get a roommate to rub your neck or do it yourself to stretch out the neck muscles and release pressure from the back of your brain. Many headaches are caused by low blood sugar, so, if you haven't eaten in a while, grab a fruit or some other food that will deliver sugar to your blood but won't spike your insulin output (a candy bar is not the answer). If you think your headache is related to a more serious illness, see a doctor. Migraine headaches, shooting pains in the back of the neck or forehead, respond well to magnesium and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) taken daily. Try 400 milligrams of magnesium citrate and 60 milligrams of CoQ10 twice daily.
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