Is it a Tension Headache or Migraine?  Or Could it Be Both?

Headaches can be a real pain and stop you in your tracks, removing the enjoyment from a day or even rendering you completely bed bound in the worst cases. Whether you experience some common types of headaches such as tension, cluster, sinus headaches or more severe headaches like migraines, it is important to understand yours and whether there are self help remedies you can partake in to relieve your symptoms. After discussing the causes with your GP and trying self help methods, if appropriate, you may decide that prescription intervention is appropriate. You can purchase a wide range of headache medications, such as Sumatriptan, Zolmitriptan and Rizatriptan tablets online in the UK delivered straight to your door through Pharmacy Planet.

What is a Tension Headache?
A tension headache is a dull, mild pressure or pain in the head. It is primarily felt throughout the forehead and scalp. A tension headache does not have any additional physical symptoms and is confined to the head area. Generally, tension headaches are triggered by stress or anxiety as well as muscle strain.

What is a Migraine?
A migraine is an intense pulsing or throbbing which is usually felt mainly on one side of the head. You may have additional symptoms throughout the body such as nausea, dizziness or seeing flashing lights or blind spots. Migraine treatment usually includes lying down/isolation and medications such as Sumatriptan Tablets, Zolmitriptan Tablets or Rizatriptan tablets.

How can I help myself?
If you suspect that you are experiencing tension headaches, you may want to consider some self-help:

  • Try meditation
  • Take a walk or get some moderate exercise
  • Listen to some soothing music
  • Use heat or ice to relieve tension in the neck and shoulder muscles.

You should speak to a GP if treatments recommended by your pharmacist do not relieve your headaches. If your headaches get worse despite medications or frequent/painful headaches affect your daily activities or cause you to miss work, you should also consult your medical practitioner. If you experience more severe symptoms, or are worried at all, you should always phone 111 for further advice.

Headaches can have many causes and are usually not serious in nature. If you have identified chronic migraine headaches as the source of your symptoms and self help interventions are not successful, you can order Sumatriptan Zolmitriptan and Rizatriptan tablets online in the UK at Pharmacy Planet. See our website for easy ordering and swift delivery at