I’ve gotten tension headaches once or twice a week forever. My shoulders get tight and hurt, then it works its way up my neck until it’s a headache. Actually, the shoulders alone are enough to be very unpleasant.
After having ignored Shira’s (always correct) advice for years, I started taking 200mg of Magnesium before going to bed. Magnesium has the (apparently well known) effect of relaxing muscles.
I literally have not had another episode for the entire bottle’s worth of days, a couple of months. Not one.
I’m reminded of it today because my bottle ran out and I bought a different brand with a different doseage, and apparently didn’t take enough, since I now have shoulder tension and a headache.
If you’re in a similar situation, I highly recommend giving it a try.