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Tylenol doesn't help tension headaches. Help!

I'm always having what I believe are tension headaches. I go to my physician Tuesday and hope to be referred to a neurologist, since all the ones I have tried say I need a referral. Anyways, Tylenol does not help them, like ever. Why is this?? Actually, there are times when tylenol makes it worse. I breast feed so I'm not completely sure on what I am allowed to take. I do the icy hot on my neck too, which seems to help but of course doesn't take away the headache. Just want relief!!
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Power of drugs tends to fade away with time. Maybe try Ibuprofen, it's a golden standard. Do you have a neck pain? Could you describe it more precisely?
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Yes! Lots of neck pain. It's horrible :(. Everyday I wake up with it and it lasts all day. There is just no relief from it. I go to my physician tomorrow about this. Hoped to be referred to a neurologist.
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If the Tylenol didn't work that time, it was probably a migraine. Tylenol is basically worthless for migraines but can work on other headaches. I used to use every once in a while when I would get a headache and it worked fine. Then started migraines and of course I tried Tylenol. Didn't work! I was diagnosed with tension headaches but later was seen by a specialist and I responded very well to the triptan (migraine specific) med meaning it was migraines too. At this time I think I experience both types of headaches.
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