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I have a crushing headache and I have taken three Advil what should I do next

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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
The : The GI (gastrointestinal) symptoms you described may be related to an infectious process. However, it is more likely that you are dealing with a viral ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See MD: If this has gone on for 3 weeks you need to see your pcp.
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Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
May be a migraine: Do you have light sensitivity? Do you have a throbbing or pulsating headache? If yes, then you probably have a migraine. It may help you to have tr ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Shaffer
16 years experience Neurology
Light sensitive: People with headaches/migraines are often sensitive to the light. If it is happening frequently, something to prevent it from happening. Still, you sh ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Headache & vomiting : Although Ibuprofen (advil, motrin) can cause vomiting due to stomach irritation, vomiting associated with headache can portend a more serous illness l ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Tylenol: They both may relieve headache. Advil has an additional effect of being anti-inflammatory and Tylenol does not but doesn't irritate the stomach lining ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
27 years experience Neurosurgery
No.: Excedrin and Advil have different pathways for working on pain and it is difficult to say which one works better for chronic headaches. Everyone is di ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: 400 mg or even 600 depending on the size of the teen. Always take it with food. Check with your doctor if there are other medications the patient is t ... Read More
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Commonly used: but better check with your doc. You may need MRA. Ask about it. Although it may not be necessary.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Advil (ibuprofen) can be taken up to 4x a day as needed for pain. Watch out for GU adverse effects
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