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I got walgreens ex strength headache relief caplets & wg migraine relief caplets. Both have same ingredients. 1 says 2 every 6 hrs & other 2 every 24h?

I got walgreens ex strength headache relief caplets & wg migraine relief caplets. Both have same ingredients. 1 says 2 every 6 hrs & other 2 every 24h?

Ask the pharmacist: I am not familiar with these store-branded medications. You can ask the walgreens pharmacist what the difference is. It may be that one version is an extended release formulation. Either way, follow the bottle's instructions until you get clarification. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Is 100mg 3x/day enough gabapentin for serious headache relief? Seems like a very small dose, increasing from 100mg by adding one dose/week seems slow

Is 100mg 3x/day enough gabapentin for serious headache relief? Seems like a very small dose, increasing from 100mg by adding one dose/week seems slow

It depends on the: individual. increasing the dose slowly may prevent side effects, you may want to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Is hylands migraine relief safe for ulcer. Taking prilosec.Http://www.Drugs.Com/drp/hyland-s-migraine-headache-relief-tablets.Html?

Is hylands migraine relief safe for ulcer. Taking prilosec.Http://www.Drugs.Com/drp/hyland-s-migraine-headache-relief-tablets.Html?

Probably. but bad.: This doesn't contain any ingredients that one would expect would cause abdominal pain or aggravate an ulcer, but it does contain belladonna, which the fda rates as unsafe. That said, the amount of actually anything in many homeopathic products is basically none. Belladonna can cause seizures, slowed breathing, lethargy, sleepiness, muscle weakness, and death… same as "deadly nightshade". ...Read more

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I took one Bayer (aspirin) headache relief and it made it worse. ?

I took one Bayer (aspirin) headache relief and it made it worse. ?

Headache: Not sure what other headache symptoms you have. Headaches may be due to tension, dehydration, low blood sugar, many reasons. Do not take over the counter headache meds more frequently than the recommendations on the bottle. Be sure that you are eating a balanced diet and drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily. ...Read more

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I take roughly 2750mg of naproxen almost daily for headache relief. Is this overdoing it?

I take roughly 2750mg of naproxen almost daily for headache relief. Is this overdoing it?

Very much so: This is a major overdose especially when it is done on a daily basis. You should stop now. ...Read more

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Someone bought me tea made w/ lavender flowers, lemon balm, & feverfew. Advertised as headache relief tea. Is it safe to use & if so how often?

Someone bought me tea made w/ lavender flowers, lemon balm, & feverfew. Advertised as headache relief tea. Is it safe to use & if so how often?

Safe but: Whether it works or not is another question. As for the dose, there is no scientific study on this especially given that the potency of the active ingredient(s) among different batches of the plants are not known and have not been standardized. Having said that, most people should be able to tolerate up to 4 cups of herbal tea daily as a rule of thumb- again just my personal opinion. ...Read more

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What's the best pain relief medication for the headache?

What's the best pain relief medication for the headache?

Headache: Over the counter pain relief medications are extremely effective for the vast majority of headaches. These medicines can be bought at a pharmacy or a supermarket without a prescription. Examples are: - paracetamol (eg panadol brand) - ibuprofen (eg neurofen brand) - aspirin Don't forget to drink plenty of water and take some rest as well! ...Read more

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Pressure headache on temples for 3 days now, aggravated when bending down. Pain medication brings no relief.

Pressure headache on temples for 3 days now, aggravated when bending down. Pain medication brings no relief.

Possibilities : It’s possible that this headache associated with cold infection and sinusitis. If you have nasal congestion you have to treat this symptoms first. Over the counter many medicine than help you. For example Day and NiQuil, sudafed, Advil Cold and sinus. Buy one of it and follow the instructions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sometimes i get terrible headaches that extra strength medication doesn't help. I can't move or the pounding would get worse. Due to my allergies?

Sometimes i get terrible headaches that extra strength medication doesn't help. I can't move or the pounding would get worse. Due to my allergies?

Unlikely: Frequently a severe "pounding" headache is from a migraine headache. these can be one sided or both and may present with visual changes. A headache specialist could provide direction on triggers and more effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can you please offer some advice for effective headache/vomiting relief during pregnancy without medication?

Can you please offer some advice  for effective headache/vomiting relief during pregnancy without medication?

Acu bracelet: Acu pressure bracelet efficient in preventing nausea & vomiting of pregnancy & sea sickness.Applying pressure on the anterior wrists also will work-acu pressure Diet rich in protein,Vitamin B6 25mg 3 times daily. Ginger tea daily. Desiccated adrenal cortex 260mg 4 times daily. In severe cases thiamine injections. Tiger balm externally if headache is severe. ...Read more

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My 9 year old daughter is having an extremely bad headache. She is crying but not having any other symptons. What should we do? She took some jr. Strength tylenol (acetaminophen) about 45 min. Ago . But no relief.

My 9 year old daughter is having an extremely bad headache. She is crying but not having any other symptons. What should we do? She took some jr. Strength tylenol (acetaminophen) about 45 min. Ago . But no relief.

You : You did the right thing by giving her a pain reliever. Consider trying children's advil (ibuprofen) in the future. I have found it to be much more effective for pain relief. Hopefully your daughter is better by now. However, if this is a recurring issue she should definitely see the pediatrician. Also, make sure she has her vision checked. One of the most common causes of headache in kids is vision problems, allergies/sinus issues are also high on the list. All the best. ...Read more

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Headache for four days localized behind right eye with no relief from OTC medications presciption pain medicine?

Headache for four days localized behind right eye with no relief from OTC medications presciption pain medicine?

Postoccipital lesion: Pain behind the eye is classically related to a post occipital lesion typically due to an unresolved infection at the occiput. ...Read more

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Thalamic cavernoma, suffer from horrible headaches.Tried different strengths of tylonol, advil, (ibuprofen) migraine meds, nerve block injections no relief sugestions?

Thalamic cavernoma, suffer from horrible headaches.Tried different strengths of tylonol, advil, (ibuprofen) migraine meds, nerve block injections no relief sugestions?

Ask your doctor if : He would recommend giving you imitrex, topamax, (topiramate) opioids, tricyclic antidepressants/tca etc.Have ur blood pressure checked. Take care and god bless u! http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/default.htm?names-dropdown=id. http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/all-natural-headache-cures. ...Read more

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Stress makes my upper back, shoulders, neck & jaw uncomfortably tight & causes tension headache. Best non-drug ways to de-stress and get relief?

Stress makes my upper back, shoulders, neck & jaw uncomfortably tight & causes tension headache. Best non-drug ways to de-stress and get relief?

Stress and tightness: When we get stressed we tend to tighten up our bodies. There are a lot of muscles in the upper back, shoulders and scalp that are affected by stress. Relaxation techniques help reduce muscle stress on the body and head. Slow and even breathing exercises help reduce stress. Yoga, Tai-Chi, and other exercises also can help. Try the Headspace medication app on your phone. Best wishes.

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Can there be any way to get quick relief from headache?

Can there be any way to get quick relief from headache?

Acupuncture: I agree w dr. Ibrahim, in addition you can consider acupuncture. It is very effective for tension, migraine & sinus headaches.It is safe, effective & works remarkably fast. If you are having recurrent headaches, a medical evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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What can you do to relieve a headache without pain medication?

Headaches: Stretch neck and shoulder, stay hydrated, sleep at least 7 hours. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, eye strain, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to relieve a headache without medication?

Depends, types: Preventing a headache is often the best treatment. How to abort a headache without using medication depends on what might have contributed to the headache, whether it is migraine, or tension or another type. Massage, drinking water, cold compresses, and really good sleep are often helpful. In my clinic we use pemf and microcurrent for headaches. ...Read more

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What is the most appropriate headache pain relief?

What is the most appropriate headache pain relief?

No one answer: There are so many types of headaches and some remedies may or may not work for one particular kind. If meds can be prevented, that would be the best therapy- tmj/tmd, physical therapy, etc. But you need to have a thorough history and exam to hopefully aid in determining the therapy/therapies that may work for you. ...Read more