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Can. U. Get. Headaches. After. Taking. Inhalers?

Can. U. Get. Headaches. After. Taking. Inhalers?

Inhaler headache: Headache after your inhaler can be from vascular dilation and blood flow changes in the central nervous system. Non-steroidals like over the counter Ibuprofen and naprosyn (naproxen) can be helpful for this. They might also reduce your need for asthma inhalers. Be mindful that their principal side effect is stomach acidity so you might need an antiacid type medication simultaneously. ...Read more

Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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What. Can. I take. For. My. Bad. Headaches. I. Get. Them. After. Using. My. Inhalers?

What. Can. I take. For. My. Bad. Headaches. I. Get. Them. After. Using. My. Inhalers?

Non-Steroidals: Headache after your inhaler can be from vascular dilation and blood flow changes in the central nervous system. Non-steroidals like over the counter Ibuprofen and naprosyn (naproxen) can be helpful for this. They might also reduce your need for asthma inhalers. Be mindful that their principal side effect is stomach acidity so you might need an antiacid type medication simultaneously. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had bad headaches after using albuterol inhalers?

Has anyone ever had bad headaches after using albuterol inhalers?

Yes: It is not an uncommon side-effect. I'm not certain of the mechanism, but albuterol can increase the strength of heart contractions and also cause blood vessels to dilate. I expect that this may cause a rise in cranial pressure and be the cause of pain in some patients. ...Read more

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I have bad chest pain, and my upper back behind my ribs are hurting. Small headache too. I took sinus medicine, not working. took my rescue inhaler to?

I have bad chest pain, and my upper back behind my ribs are hurting. Small headache too. I took sinus medicine, not working. took my rescue inhaler to?

Chest & back pain: This could be all related to muscle aches. Try some tylenol (acetaminophen) & hot shower as that can help relax muscles. Avoid heavy lifting. You can use topical heating pads available OTC. Check if you have a temp! If not better, go & see your PCP. If you have any heart problems, you have to seek medical attention NOW. ...Read more

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Some water went down my windpipe and am coughing. Afraid of secondary drowning but i can breathe ok now. Will my asthma inhaler help if im still wheezing after awhile? Also getting a headache that doesnt mean water is on my brain does it?

Some water went down my windpipe and am coughing. Afraid of secondary drowning but i can breathe ok now. Will my asthma inhaler help if im still wheezing after awhile? Also getting a headache that doesnt mean water is on my brain does it?

Water in trachea: The water in your wind pipe (trachea) will not drown you but will cause coughing at the time amid could transiently aggravate your asthma so the use of your inhaler in this setting would be helpful. The headache does not mean water on the brain. The headache is likely from the coughing and will pass. You will be ok.
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Do I have the flu or walking pneumonia? I been coughing/phlegm and sneezing/wheezing. Headaches/coughing. I use my albuterol inhaler/otc meds. Help me

Do I have the flu or walking pneumonia? I been coughing/phlegm and sneezing/wheezing. Headaches/coughing. I use my albuterol inhaler/otc meds. Help me

Would need an exam..: To answer your question an exam and more history would be needed. At the very least it sounds like you have a viral URI or allergies. If you are requiring your albuterol more than every 4-6 hours or the symptoms are persisting or getting worse at all, make an appointment to be seen or a consult appointment here on healthtap to better determine if an in person doctor visit is needed. ...Read more

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Had this cold/flu for 5 days with a fever still can't seem to shift coughing, fever, sinus, headache, blocked nose and asthmatic which already on doubled on my steroid inhaler can't see doc till tues?

Had this cold/flu for 5 days with a fever still can't seem to shift coughing, fever, sinus, headache, blocked nose and asthmatic which already on doubled on my steroid inhaler can't see doc till tues?

This sounds like: "modified" Influenza (the type not "covered" by this years vaccine but some cross immunity from previous Flue Shots! Asthmatic bronchitis appears to be a common complication of this Influenza virus!! Suggest your DFoctor may agree to Prescribe something on the phone..(Or Health Tap Prime may be an idea for you)
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I am on lyrica (pregabalin) 75mg twice a day for occipital neuralgia, I am finding i get headaches after taking the med. Is this likely to go away?

I am on lyrica (pregabalin) 75mg twice a day for occipital neuralgia, I am finding i get headaches after taking the med. Is this likely to go away?

Please see below: Lyrica (pregabalin) usually doe not cause headaches but sometime blurry vision. If you keep getting headaches, you may want to see your doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches after taking vitamin b complex?

Why do I get headaches after taking vitamin b complex?

Nonspecific: Taking vitamin b complex if taken in usual prescribed doses should not cause headache. If taken in mega doses as some do, it can cause headache, especially the Niacin (b3) which can be associated with altered pain sensation. ...Read more

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Sometimes i don't eat for a while and i get headaches. Does taking Excedrin help?

Sometimes i don't eat for a while and i get headaches. Does taking Excedrin help?

Hunger headache?: Hunger headaches are muscle tension/low blood sugar. Hunger causes your scalp muscles to tighten. Skipping meals, sleeping later than usual or delaying meals or snacks may result in a drop in your blood sugar levels. When your blood sugar drops, your body releases hormones to counter low glucose levels, which can trigger a headache
excedrin may help but work on that lifestyle. ...Read more

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When i get bored.starts headache right side .after taking rest get its pain reduce.what can i do?

Migraine?: Probably migraine , if diagnosis is confirmed there are medications that can be prescribed to you to prevent migraine. This headache could be also a tension headache . See a neurologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have been taking Gralise for a month and 900mg for two weeks and I'm still get headaches. What should I do?

I have been taking Gralise for a month and 900mg for two weeks and I'm still get headaches. What should I do?

Gralise: is a well tolerated once a day long acting form of Gabapentin. (Neurontin) It can be quite helpful in the management of neuropathic pain and often works for radicular pain. Occasionally it can be used like other anticonvulsants for migraine management. I suggest you let your doctor know you are still having headaches. Headache is usually approached as a paroxysmal disorder. (Not pain disorder) ...Read more

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What can cause a headache everyday for months and when u get up quickly it makes it much worse for a few seconds. I even wake up with them?

What can cause a headache everyday for months and when u get up quickly it makes it much worse for a few seconds. I even wake up with them?

See neurologist: You will to see a neurologist who may consider getting a brain ct or MRI on you to assess your headaches. The fact that it gets worse with positional changes bothers me. ...Read more

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Can someone get very ill or die from taking 5 puffs of inhaler when the recommended dose is 2?

Can someone get very ill or die from taking 5 puffs of inhaler when the recommended dose is 2?

Inhaler: Unlikely. An albuterol inhaler or beta agonist will make someone's heart race, a steroid inhaler would very likely cause no side effects (just was mouth out to avoid a yeast infection). ...Read more

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How to get rid of a headache without taking meds?

How to get rid of a headache without taking meds?

Headache remedies: Rest, relax, close your eyes while either lying down or sitting in a dark room. Ice packs or heat-steamy shower or warm bath. A massage with or without pressure point focus on painful areas of your head. Light exercise can release endorphins (body's natural painkillers). Aromatherapy (eucalyptus, pepermint, sandlewood, lavender) is also very popular. ...Read more

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Can you get headaches from not taking enough levothyroxine ?

Possible: Hypothyroidism can cause headaches. The only way to know is to get a blood draw to find out if you are truly hypothyroid. If thyroid level is normal, then the thyroid is not causing the headaches. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a headache without taking medicine?

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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Take tanakan, i get headache, is it safe to continue taking tanakan?

Talk to your doctor: Why are you taking ginko? Many medications can interact with herbal supplements. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to get rid of a headache without taking any medications ?

Can there be a way to get rid of a headache without taking any medications ?

Massage muscles: Massaging sore and tense (hard) muscles will get them to relax and stop hurting. Think of a headache as a charley horse in your head, neck or shoulder muscles. Un-tensing and massaging the muscles will get them to relax and stop hurting. ...Read more

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Without taking anything for it, can I get rid of the headache i've had for about half an hour?

Without taking anything for it, can I get rid of the headache i've had for about half an hour?

Maybe: It all depends on the cause of the headache. Most headaches respond well to relaxation, quiet and low light environment. Light massage (accupressure) can also be of benefit. If your headache is chronic or much more severe than usual, you should contact your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Can u take just one Topiramate instead of two at twelve hr intervals ( as only get headaches at night ) ?

Can u take just one Topiramate instead of two at twelve hr intervals ( as only get headaches at night ) ?

Twice per day better: The half life is 10-12 hours, hence two times per day is a better strategy for headache prevention. The recommended starting dose is 15-25 mg at night increasing very slowly to a total daily dose 400 mg/day in two divided doses. Do not use Acetaminophen more than 12 times per month to avoid medication overuse headache. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I get shaky vision when u have a headache sometimes i see spots befor the shaky vision and the headacha are at the back of my head

Why do I get shaky vision when u have a headache sometimes i see spots befor the shaky vision and the headacha are at the back of my head

Retinal Migranes: Many times, migraines have an "aura" before it starts and there are these scintillating lights and shaking images before it starts. You should see you primary care physician for the proper diagnosis and work up to make sure it is in fact migraines and not something ugly! ...Read more

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I get really bad tension headaches, weekly for a year, it helps laying on my left side and I'm sick of taking medicine. How can I ease or stop them?

I get really bad tension headaches, weekly for a year, it helps laying on my left side and I'm sick of taking medicine. How can I ease or stop them?

Tension headache: You can ease, not stop. It is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Today effective management of tension headache involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture) and 3) pharmacological (TCAs, SSRIs, etc) management. See orofacial pain or headache specialist. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I have been taking fiorcet for headaches for many years I am concerned if i don't have them what might happen. What can i do where do i go to get th?

I have been taking fiorcet for headaches for many years  I am concerned if i don't have them what might happen.  What can i do where do i go to get th?

Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) by Rx only!: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) is not something you take without consulting your doctor. Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) overdose is often fatal and symptoms may not present for hours. See your doctor for evaluation and Rx. ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches alot?

Why do I get headaches alot?

Many reasons: Headaches can be caused by a number of possibilities. These include hormonal fluctuations, dehydration, muscle tension, sinus/allergy issues, infections, migraines, tumors, and a number of other medical issues. Best to see your doctor to narrow the cause. ...Read more

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How to get ride of headache?

How to get ride of headache?

What is cause?: Press on the fleshy part of your hand between the thumb and index finger (above and below). Also drink fluids. Sometimes green apple can help (scent or actual apple). Motrin can help, massage can help as well. ...Read more