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85 yrs old Mild left half headache, 4days comes & goes throb some time. Is it serious? Father had stroke. Take baby aspirin Caduet daily. Avnish

85 yrs old Mild left half headache, 4days comes & goes throb some time. Is it serious? Father had stroke. Take baby aspirin Caduet daily. Avnish

Could be: There are many possible explanations for a mild left-sided headache, some of which are trivial and some of which can be serious. If you have any other symptoms such as dizziness, visual symptoms, difficulty with speech or balance you should see your doctor as soon as possible. Sometimes a localized headache can come before you develop shingles there. ...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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Will taking an aspirin everyday effect my health? It's for headaches I wake up with, down to stress but it's improving gradually.

Will taking an aspirin everyday effect my health? It's for headaches I wake up with, down to stress but it's improving gradually.

It should be fine: As a young person, taking aspirin every day should be safe unless you are taking it in too great of doses. Aspirin is a blood thinner as well as a pain medication and can lead to easy bruising or uncontrollable bleeding. The greater question is why does a young person need aspirin every day for headaches. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why would taking an 81 mg baby aspirin a day for the last 2 days give me a pressure headache and when I bend a pressure like feeling?

Why would taking an 81 mg baby aspirin a day for the last 2 days give me a pressure headache and when I bend a pressure like feeling?

? side effect: Stop the Aspirin and see what happens.
It could just be a side effect.
Check your blood pressure. Should be lower than 130/80.
Go see your dr if it's persistent.
Have a nice day! ...Read more

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How does aspirin get rid of headaches?

Pain Pathway: Aspirin and most other analgesics work through stopping the chemicals that are mediators of pain pathways. In other words, for one to experience pain, the signal has to be carried out through nerves and chemicals have to mediate. Aspirin and a lot of other analgesics work by stopping the production of the chemicals. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take aspirin for headache after giving blood?

Aspirin for headache: F of unknown age and medical history. Is it ok to take aspirin for headache after giving blood? ANS: mostly likely unless you are less that 12 years old or are allergic to aspirin. Good time for video consult to get more information and help. ...Read more

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What kind of headaches does aspirin reduce? What is the recomended dosage? Is it advisable for migrain patient?

What kind of headaches does aspirin reduce? What is the recomended dosage? Is it advisable for migrain patient?

Tension: Most common headaches are due to tension.
Aspirin works well in most cases at the recommended dosage. If the headaches are persistent, get worse, or change, then see your family doc.. I don't recommend Aspirin for children, and check with your doc if you have any bleeding problems or are taking other medications.. ...Read more

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I don't have any medication (aspirin) right now and I can't go get some at the moment. Any way to get rid of this headache?

I don't have any medication (aspirin) right now and I can't go get some at the moment. Any way to get rid of this headache?

Rest: Sleep better. Reduce stress. Take electrolytes and make sure you are not dehydrated. Also make sure you have normal... Urination and bowel movements and no vomiting. If you have persistant headaches and other symptoms which are associated you should go see your doctor. Sometimes your headaches are a sign of some other ailment. ...Read more

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Can 1000mg of aspirin cause od symptoms? Not suicidal just had a bad headache and took 2 and they were 500mg each. I'm 275lbs 6'8"

Can 1000mg of aspirin cause od symptoms? Not suicidal just had a bad headache and took 2 and they were 500mg each. I'm 275lbs 6'8"

Please explain: I don't understand your use of the small case letters "od." Do you mean Oppositional Defiance?

As far as I am aware there is no dose of aspirin that is known to cause psychiatric symptoms of any type. Good choice for a headache so long as you don't overdo it. ...Read more

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Get headaches all the time I take aspirin to make it go away and even try to sleep it off still have a headache what could be wrong?

Headache: You should talk to your doctor about them or see a neurologist, you may have migrainesor tension headaches, the causes are numerous and the treatment differs. ...Read more

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Is there a way I can test if I'm allergic to Aspirin? I want to try it for my headaches but not sure if I've had it before. Tried everything else?

Doubtful: If you have never had Aspirin before, it is highly unlikely that you would be allergic to it given how rare true aspirin allergy is. People with aspirin induced asthma may however react to it on the first exposure but that's more a biochemical reaction than an allergy. But you have had a serious reaction to ASA in the past, then you must avoid it. ...Read more

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Is aspirin good for headache?

Aspirin: Aspirin is a great anti-inflammatory and is useful for some types of headache. The problem is that aspirin is a potent blood thinner and can irritate the stomach and cause kidney problems. Doctors often prefer ibuprofen since it has excellent anti-inflammatory effects with a much lower blood thinning effect. ...Read more

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I just took two aspirins for my headache but I can't sleep so when is it safe to take zzzquil or is it ok now?

I just took two aspirins for my headache but I can't sleep so when is it safe to take zzzquil or is it ok now?

Zzzquil: Helps you sleep because it contains benadryl. (diphenhydramine) Benadryl has idiosyncratic reaction in some producing tardive dyskinesia, which causes uncontrollable movement of limbs, is permanent and has no good treatment. I would never use Benadryl unless person having severe allergic reaction. No tylenol (acetaminophen) pm! sleep hygiene best: www. Sleep foundation. Org/article/ask-the-expert/sleep. ...Read more

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Hello so I took aspirin because I had a really small headache and now after I took it im freakin out is it safe to take aspirin without pain?

Family practice: Have you ever been told that Aspirin is bad for you. It is safe to take with or without pain. We often recommend taking Aspirin daily to help prevent heart attack and stroke. If you have an ulcer you shouldn't take aspirin. ...Read more

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I have a terrible headache and would like to know what I can do against it. Usually I take an aspirin but this time this doesn't cure my pain.?

See the doctor....: Headaches are sometimes very, very annoying...Especially when the "cure-all" one is used to take to alleviate the problem stops working. Unfortunately a 'change' in the type of the headache; or its frequency should be evaluated by your physician! ...Read more

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Paracetamol or aspirin? Which is better for treating headaches.

Paracetamol or aspirin? Which is better for treating headaches.

Paracetamol/aspirin?: There is no such thing as "best" "better" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. See your PCP for evaluation and tests. ...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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How to get rid of headaches other than aspirin (which makes me puke)?

Ice cubes to rub st: Stretching the head and neck after rubbing with ice cubes is one of the best way to stop spasm induced head ache. If no help a couple of Ibuprofen a may help may have to see a doctor to evaluate and do studies. ...Read more

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I had an aspirin overdose on monday so why am I having a sever headache today?

I had an aspirin overdose on monday so why am I having a sever headache today?

Psych Eval is impt: The important issue is that you should be receiving psychological care because of the overdose. There also should be a general medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my 7 year old son a low dose chewable Bayern aspirin for a headache?

Worrisome drug: In the 70's and 80's we saw sporadic episodes of kids dying of liver failure after aspirin exposure, which stopped after we quit giving it to kids under 16. We rarely use it any more because we have safer alternatives like tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. When we use it (Kawasaki disease, arthritis) the low dose form would not be effective. ...Read more

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If your male and you get a few migraine auras a mth with no headache do you need to take aspirin continuosly if tolerated?

Caution: Based upon your information, I believe your aspirin is due to your prior cardiac condition, not migraine. Agree with migraine prevention, and you might add Butterbur, Feverfew, CoQ-10, riboflavin, or magnesium in addition. ...Read more

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I get migraine headaches once every 7 to 10 days. I usually take aspirin to alleviate the pain. Is it safe? Have this headaches since the past 12yrs.

Can do better: Asa is safe but not really the most effective way of handling this. Might consider preventing headache by using otc preps such as riboflavin, co-q10, butterbur, feverfew or magnesium. Your doctor can help advise approaches, but do not use Depakote as you already have ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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Why have I had a constant headache for the past 5 days that won't go away pressure in my head. I've tried all kinds of different aspirin nothing is helping

Why have I had a constant headache for the past 5 days that won't go away pressure in my head. I've tried all kinds of different aspirin nothing is helping

I: I am sorry that you are going through this. Different types of headaches include migraines, which are usually associated with visual symptoms, nausea, and vomiting; viral headaches, which are usually when a patient has other viral/cold symptoms; sinus headaches, which are often in the front portion of the head and are associated with sinus pressure and discharge; muscle tension headaches, that are all across the head, sometimes the neck, and relieved with advil, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or massage; and more serious causes of headaches. If a headache is new, persistent, associated with fever, vomiting, weakness, or rash, then the patient should be seen by a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I use lose dose aspirin for a headache?

Can I use lose dose aspirin for a headache?

Maybe: If you have had ulcers, problems with Aspirin and other anti-inflammatory meds (ibuprofen, naproxen, others), you should not use aspirin. Otherwise you could try it. The low dose may not be as effective as 'normal' doses, but may be worth a try. ...Read more

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I sometimes get a headache on the left side... What could it be? Most importantly it doesn't go away untill I take an aspirin

Could be many things: Headaches can be tricky. While most are not serious, occasionally a headache can be a sign of a serious problem. Headaches that begin suddenly, are very different than any previous headache, are more severe than any previous headache, or are accompanied by other symptoms, should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I checked my BP this a.m. it was 99 after I ate it was 110. I've had a headache since this morning, I took aspirin. What should I do?

Normal BP: Your BPs are normal for a 21 yo woman and require no attention. I know you wrote about headache yesterday. Is your headache primarily on 1 side?, pounding? Associated with nausea? Are you light sensitive? IF the answer to any is yes, ask your dr for migraine treatment. Meanwhile, try Acetaminophen 1, 000 mg with your aspirin. Next time, try Ibuprofen 400-600 mg with food with/without acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) and aspirin together for a headache?

Is it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) and aspirin together for a headache?

Sure: You can space them out or choose one of the combination products like Excedrin (aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) and caffeine). I also agree that Ibuprofen is a better choice than aspirin. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of terrible headaches without always popping aspirin?

Reduce stress: Get more sleep. Try not to get annoyed about the little things... But if you have headaches over and over and no relief - see a doctor to make sure you don't have something underneath causing the headaches. ...Read more

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What's the difference between aspirin and paracetamol? Which is better for headaches or fever?

What's the difference between aspirin and paracetamol? Which is better for headaches or fever?

Headaches or fever: They both have their advantages/ disadvantages. Either would likely work for headache / fever. Which would be better depends on the patient. The major difference is that Aspirin has an anti inflammatory effect. Paracetamol does not. Paracetamol is easier on the stomach. There are products that combine the two (excedrin back and body & goodys back and body) ...Read more

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