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A 38-year-old female asked:

I have severe headaches. the pain is right above my left eye. i feel pressure first then a continuous stabbing pain. the episodes are coming more frequent and lasting longer. i am starting to get tired real bad with the episodes. whatshould i do?

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
You : You could be dealing with a migraine, tension headache, or even a sinus infection. Since the episodes are getting worse and you feel fatigued, you definitely need a medical evaluation. Please see your primary care doctor or visit your local urgent care center for evaluation, work up, and treatment. Good luck.
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Migraines: A migraine is a vasospasm of a blood vessel in the brain. There are many symptoms. The common migraine's hallmark is a severe headache. The headache may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Sometimes, migraines are signaled by an "aura, " which may be a visual symptom such as flashing lights or wavy lines followed by a headache. Common triggers - caffeine, stress.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016


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