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can you tell me of a good remedy for severe chronic daily headaches?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
CDH: Chronic daily headache. Headache is a common disorder and represents a major health problem around the world. Daily headaches that last less than 4 hours are classified as short duration (e.g., chronic cluster, cph); daily headaches lasting more than 4 hours are classified as long duration and the term cdh. Rec. See headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation.
Answered on Jul 3, 2014
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Need to evaluate: Agree with Dr Grin regarding pinning down headache characteristics, as some different patterns will respond to different preventative meds. Generically, many prescription preps such as propanalol, Depakote, Topamax, (topiramate) diltiazem, but many OTC items such as riboflavin, butterbur, magnesium. Your doctor can design an appropriate preventative program.
Answered on Nov 26, 2016

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