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A 35-year-old female asked:

history of headaches/migraines, but none this long. this was a migraine for a day and still mild headache for over 1 week. on verapamil & imitrex. can't take nsaids. avoiding tylenol (acetaminophen) so doubt rebound.

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Worst headache ever?: If this is your worst headache ever you need to be seen by your doc or go to the er.
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
PFO: Serious headaches as you are describing may require a doctor or emergency room visit. Talk with your doctor. Also consider the cause of such headaches as a possible patent foramen ovale.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Chronic daily HA's: Could be your headache pattern has altered, and with this frequency, do not even try to use imitrex, (sumatriptan) it will not work, and may make things worse. Verapamil is a mediocre preventative for such headaches and is not approved by the fda. First see your doc, and get evaluated. You might break up pattern with steroids, depakote, topirimate, or otc's but get some guidance.

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Last updated Apr 4, 2016

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