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A 35-year-old member asked:

what might cause my pain at the base of skull?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked.

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A 45-year-old female asked:

Will my pain get worse with ddd?

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Maybe, maybe not: It is difficult to predict what will happen in terms of pain from a degenerative disc. At your age it is typical to have an up and down course over a long period of time. The conventional wisdom is that eventually you will have less pain but the time frame is unpredictable. My advice is to make sure that is the source of your pain. Don't smoke cigarettes and control your weight.
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What can I do to ease the pain and speed the healing for my pain full cracked heels?

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is prescribed next if my pain doesn't get any better?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Please clarify: What type of pain do you have? Is there a diagnosis? What has already been tried for pain control? May wish to re-ask question with clarification.
A 47-year-old female asked:

Im a prisoner to my pain i want to recover my life not spend my life in recovery and stop complaining. How?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Geriatrics 30 years experience
Go see your doctor: 1st go see your family doctor for a complete evaluation. Tell her/him what's going on, where you hurt, when it started, what makes it worse/better, what you've tried etc. Depending upon your answers, s/he may have several options available to you. Or s/he may refer you to a pain specialist. But rather than be controlled by your pain, go see your family doc & take control of your life. Best wishes!
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A 34-year-old male asked:

I've become hyper aware of how my pain feels, probably making it seem worse than it really is. Is there help for this ?

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Dr. Craig Westin
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Yes: Pain can seem like a monster if you focus on it and do not have coping skills to deal with it. Please talk with a therapist that specializes in dealing with pain. There is meditation, biofeedback, visualization, and many other techniques. Try to do something where you have to concentrate on something besides the pain. Rub another part of your body to help close the nerves ability to transmit.

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