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Can napping on my right side help migraines go away?

Can napping on my right side help migraines go away?

Maybe: This is not a standard treatment for migrainous type headaches, but there is no reason not to try it. Each person typically has a basic migraine pattern. Migraines should resolve on their own at some point and the simple act of sleeping in a comfortable position may bring about a quicker resolution. It is helpful to be aggressive with treatment as soon as you notice a migraine is coming on. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more


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I get a headache behind left eye when sleeping on left side. When i get up headache goes away in about 1/2 hour. Then i can go back to sleep ?

I get a headache behind left eye when sleeping on left side. When i get up headache goes away in about 1/2 hour. Then i can go back to sleep ?

Could be your neck: Positional headaches such as you describe likely are neck related. Pain generators in posterior neck often refer symptoms to behind one or other eye. ...Read more

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How can I make my eye pain go away in migraine?

How can I make my eye pain go away in migraine?

Ice application: If you have pain at the base of the head, try icing the area for a few minutes (5-7 minutes) and see if it helps. You will most likely benefit from tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If it is a severe headache with any other symptoms, contact your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Have severe headache only on left side and hard to focus my left eye. Should I go to er?

Have severe headache only on left side and hard to focus my left eye. Should I go to er?

Eye pain: need more information, when did it start, does it come and go, what are the aggravating and relieving factors, do you lose vision in that eye when the headache begins, do you throw up, has the headache woken you up from your sleep at nights. It could be Migraine, or poor visual acuity maybe you need glasses, also you need to see a neurologist. rule out increase pressure in the brain ...Read more

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Pain in middle right stomach. Seems to go away while using phone.

Pain in middle right stomach. Seems to go away while using phone.

See MD: There are many possible causes for stomach pain. The phone could be a pleasant distraction so you don't notice the pain as much. Suggest you see your pcp for an exam/evaluation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why does my right hip hurt if i lay on my right side to sleep i alternate positions thru the nite so i don't sleep on just one side or position?

Why does my right hip hurt if i lay on my right side to sleep i alternate positions thru the nite so i don't sleep on just one side or position?

Bursitis: Lateral (on the side) hip pain at your age is most likely a bursitis or something called iliotibial band tendonitis (itb). There is a band of tissue that goes from your knee to above your hip. The tissue can snap across the outside hip bone (greater trochanter) and cause pain. We see this in runners but other people can also get it. It is treated with physical therapy and maybe an injection. ...Read more

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I woke up with a sharp pain on the right side of left shoulder. Every time i move my head it takes my breath away. What can I do to help this?

I woke up with a sharp pain on the right side of left shoulder. Every time i move my head it takes my breath away. What can I do to help this?

See Dr: If no one to take you, then may need ems, but that is not normal. It may be a pinched nerve, but will require an exam an then medication to release spasm causing pain. Go to er and get seen. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant and having pain in my lower left and right back. While sleeping at night, the pain seems to get worse on whatever side i lay on?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant and having pain in my lower left and right back.  While sleeping at night, the pain seems to get worse on whatever side i lay on?

Back pain is not: Uncommon. Try some tylenol (acetaminophen) prior to sleep or even tylenol (acetaminophen) pm. On the other hand, you may have insomnia that is preventing deep wave sleep and adding to your muscle spasm. Do u clinch your teeth at night? This can sometimes contribute to pain. With poor sleep i always inquire about stress, worry, sadness, guilt, daytime tiredness, to determine whether your issue is related to stress, mood issue. ...Read more

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I have headache all day on right side of my head doesn't go away with ibuprofen and always same area behind my right eye ?

I have headache all day on right side of my head doesn't go away with ibuprofen and always same area behind my right eye ?

Possible migraine: It sounds like you may have migraine headaches. These are usually severe one-sided headache and can commonly be felt around or behind the eye. You should see your primary care doctor and have that worked up. Other possible cause is sinusitis. Either way, better to have it diagnosed properly. There is good treatment available. ...Read more

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Acne problem on my forehead and on the right side of my cheek. Need it sorted quickly. Help me.?

Acne problem on my forehead and on the right side of my cheek. Need it sorted quickly. Help me.?

Real Rx: If two weeks on topical benzoyl peroxide fails to clear you, get with your physician. Adding topical Clindamycin is likely to clear you. Acne is manageable today -- you owe it to yourself. Home remedies are at best adjuncts. ...Read more

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Injured lower back & side. How to lie down without turning torso? Hurts to lie on side but can't lie on back or front.On meds. Advice please

Injured lower back & side. How to lie down without turning torso? Hurts to lie on side but can't lie on back or front.On meds. Advice please

Recliner ?: 25y female "injured low back & side" now has difficulty reclining in any position. Reason for this given in my comments section below. This might represent acute injury to the sacroiliac joint. An exam by an Osteopath or Physiatrist is indicated. Imaging studies might be needed to rule out bone injury. Laying half way down in a recliner might help by taking pressure off the pelvic girdle. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant with rib pain on left side went away for a day now its back any idea what i can do to relieve the pain?

35 weeks pregnant with rib pain on left side went away for a day now its back any idea what i can do to relieve the pain?

The baby is moving : You may consider seeing an osteopathic physician, who can help support you through your pregnancy as the fetus gets larger thru gentle manipulation. This will create some space for your body to handle the increased size of your growing baby. Also deep breathing may be helpful, as it'll help the diaphragm to relax. Pregnant mom yoga tapes may show gentle postures to do too. ...Read more

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How can u get pain on the right side to go away its right under the ribs?

How can u get pain on the right side to go away its right under the ribs?

Doctor can evaluate: One has to find out what is causing a pain in order to decide on treatment of it. On the right side under the ribs includes the breathing muscles (diaphragm and rib muscles), the liver, the gallbladder (which might have gall stones), part of the small intestine, part of the large intesting, part of the pancreas, etc... For example, pain from gallstones usually requires removal of the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Really bad pain on right side of head, it would start in my cheek bone area, then spread to my right temple and down my neck. I've tried moist heat, cold compresses, OTC medication, nothing works. Please help.

Really bad pain on right side of head, it would start in my cheek bone area, then spread to my right temple and down my neck. I've tried moist heat, cold compresses, OTC medication, nothing works. Please help.

TMJ?: TMJ syndrome is one condition that can be associated with pain in the face radiating to the temple and neck. The pain may be aggravated by chewing. Read about TMJ here> http://bit.ly/1LTacAC See your physician to see if TMJ or some other disorder is responsible for your pain. ...Read more