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Severe headache due to chronic colds?

See below: Based on your description, it sounds as if you may have sinusitis as well. See your doctor for medication thst may help. ...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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Does mastoiditis cause chronic headaches?

Does mastoiditis cause chronic headaches?

Difficult question : True mastoiditis - a purulent infection of the mastoid bone - is ridiculously rare in this day. In my 22 years of practice I have never seen it. I have, however, had patients referred to me with pain around their ears who were told they had mastoiditis who had something else such as jaw spasm. Sometimes patients have a ct or MRI with benign swelling misdiagnosed as mastoiditis. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can chronic neck pain trigger migraines?

Can chronic neck pain trigger migraines?

Yes: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain and/or headaches. These are called cervicogenic headaches and are different from true migraines. ...Read more

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What causes chronic migrains?

What causes chronic migrains?

Triggers: Migraine is a hereditary condition where the victim is highly sensitive to any event that affects the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamine. Triggers include jaw and dental problems, neck/disc issues, thoracic outlet, head injury, barometric pressure change, various foods or additives, bright sunshine, perfumes, alternating bright colors, lack of sleep, etc. ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease cause chronic severe headaches, like 9/10, pressure or tension type headaches?

Can Lyme disease cause chronic severe headaches, like 9/10, pressure or tension type headaches?

Lyme: Lyme disease can affect the nervous system and if you are having persistent headaches seek an evaluation with your pmd. ...Read more

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Can severe, chronic constipation cause headaches and malaise?

Can severe, chronic constipation cause headaches and malaise?

YES: There are many theories about why...("retained toxins from bowel etc etc) but none adequately explain the phenomenon ....headaches/malaise definitely accompany Irritable Bowel Syndrome Type C (Constipation) Discuss these symptoms with your Gastroenterologist Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can chronic maxillary sinusitis cause drowsiness, foggy feeling?

Can chronic maxillary sinusitis cause drowsiness, foggy feeling?

Maxillary Sinusitis: Greetings. Yes, chronic sinusitis can indeed cause fatigue, drowsiness and feeling like you are "in a fog". Our immune system is stressed with a sinus infection and thus is weakened. Over the counter saline nasal/sinus rinse 2-3 x/day the follow your evening dose with a steroid nasal spray as directed. This will help reduce inflammation. If after 5 days, your still ill, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Atypical chronic earache?

Atypical chronic earache?

Ear vs jaw: Do you have a history of ear infections or ear surgery? You may have eustachian tube dysfunction which would cause a retraction of your eardrum and pain. Finally there is some chronic ear pain caused in patients who have tmj, or inflammation of the jaw joint. You should see an ENT for this first to rule out the ear problems first. ...Read more

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What's rebound headache?

What's rebound headache?

See below:: Rebound headaches (medication-overuse headaches) are caused by frequent use of headache medication. Pain relievers offer relief for occasional headaches, but if you take them more than a couple of days a week, you may trigger rebound headaches. To stop rebound headaches, reduce or stop taking the pain medication. It's tough in the short term, but your physician can help! ...Read more

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How are chronic severe headaches related to tbi treated?

How are chronic severe headaches related to tbi treated?

Depends: If you have frequent or episodic severe headaches, we often prescribe anticonvulsant medications to help lessen severity and frequency or prevent the headaches. Magnesium can be helpful for some as well, used in doses of 400-600 mg per day, and i prefer magnesium glycinate. ...Read more

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Is dizziness a symptom of chronic sinusitis?

Is dizziness a symptom of chronic sinusitis?

No: Dizziness can mean either vertigo-room spinning- or light-headedness. Neither should be a symptom of chronic sinusitis. ...Read more

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Recommendations to manage severe migraine and tension headaches?

Recommendations to manage severe migraine and tension headaches?

Migraine headaches: If you have not seen your doc you need to do so. Having said that, consider biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, psychotherapy for stress management, food sensitivity testing (Great Plains lab in KS, USA has a good one), massage. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Chronic rhinitis related to tinnitus?

Chronic rhinitis related to tinnitus?

Not usually: Chronic rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal mucosa and is commonly caused by allergy. As such, it is not directly related to an up-regulation of electrical activity in the auditory nervous system, which is now known to be the etiology of the perception of sound in the ear in the absence of an external stimulus (tinnitus). ...Read more

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Sinus headache or migraine? nausea too.

Sinus headache or migraine? nausea too.

Migraine: I hear it all the time: "I got sinus, doc." They're wrong. That's a myth perpetrated back in the decades of "postnasal drip" i.e. the 50s & 60s by the advertisers of Dristan. 99% of all "sinus" headaches - aren't. They're mostly migraines. If you have radiological proof of sinusitis and your pain goes away if it's treated, then you're entitled to the diagnosis of sinus headaches. Otherwise, not. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath severe migraine followed by blood in nasal mucus. Chronic migraine aura sufferer. Could this be from headaches?

Shortness of breath severe migraine followed by blood in nasal mucus. Chronic migraine aura sufferer. Could this be from headaches?

No: The bleeding and shortness of breath are not due to migraine, and you possess a co-morbidity or a second independent problem. ...Read more

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How do you treat chronic headaches?

How do you treat chronic headaches?

Depends: First you have to figure out the cause of the chronic headaches, then treat accordingly. ...Read more

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How can I deal with chronic headaches?

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How can I deal with chronic headaches?

CDH: Chronic daily headache. Headache is a common disorder and represents a major health problem around the world. Daily headaches that last less than 4 hours are classified as short duration (e.g., chronic cluster, cph); daily headaches lasting more than 4 hours are classified as long duration and the term cdh. Rec. See headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a chronic headache what do i do?

I have a chronic headache what do i do?

Dehydration/Tension: Usually dehydration and lack of sleep or stress cause daily headaches. Ensure you're taking enough fluids. Try getting a good nights sleep. Stay away from bright lights and loud noises. If these don't cure the headache ,try taking some Tylenol or Anti inflammatories. If none of these help then you need to see a Dr to investigate the cause of the headache ...Read more

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I have chronic headache, what can I do?

I have chronic headache, what can I do?

Can get controlled: Visit a neurologist, or better yet, one who focuses on headache issues. Chronic daily headaches compromise quality of life and the pattern should be "broken up", and many choices exist for success with both prescription and otc preps. Good luck. ...Read more

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I suffer from chronic headaches at work?

I suffer from chronic headaches at work?

Headache?: If you are having new onset headaches, please be seen by your local doctor. ...Read more

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Do you know why chronic headaches occur?

Triggers: Headaches are always triggered by some issue, such as glutamate sensitivity, in migraine, or jaw, dental, or sinus issues causing tension headaches. A pattern may get established by usage of daily tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Get this evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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How should I deal with chronic headaches?

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How should I deal with chronic headaches?

Chronic daily HA?: Is it chronic daily headache or transformed migraine? If your ha > 15 days/month and is not related to structural/systemic illness the diagnostic is a challenge. See headache specialist for: 1. Exclude secondary headache. 2. Diagnose the specific chronic headache. 3. Identify medical or psychiatric comorbidity. 4. Rebound headache (medication overuse). ...Read more

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Chronic headache what could be the cause?

Tension / migraine: First eye check . Next -Tension Headache most common reason ( not as in caused by tension but called due to feeling like.tension in the head) . Typically both sides affected. Simple analgesic should help. But If usually one sided, worse with activity, better with rest in dark room, associated with flashes of light or zigzaggy vision, irritated by sound and light then likely migraines. Seek help. ...Read more

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How can I deal with chronic headaches/pains?

How can I deal with chronic headaches/pains?

See a HA specialist: The first steps in the management of chronic headache is to eliminate the presence of any secondary headache disorder. The key to effective management is to recognize any pattern of over utilization of headache-inducing medications that could result in medication overuse headache. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do about a case of chronic headaches?

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What to do about a case of chronic headaches?

See HA specialist: Management of Chronic Daily Headache: The first steps in the management of CDH are to eliminate the presence of any secondary headache disorder and to diagnose the specific category of CDH involved. It is also important to identify any comorbid medical and psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety, and panic disorder or sleep disturbance. See a HA or OFP specialist for evealuation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the cause of chronic headache?

Can you tell me about the cause of chronic headache?

MOH: Medication overuse headache which results from the repetitive and chronic use of headache abortive medications for three months or more. It is a major cause of chronic daily headache affecting 1-2% of the general population. The good news it is a treatable condition. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can be the cause of chronic headaches?

Please tell me what can be the cause of chronic headaches?

Headaches: A herniated disc in the neck can cause muscles to spasm and lead to tension migraines. There may be difficulty turning the neck, radiating shoulder or arm pain, and the headaches worsen as the day progresses. Imaging of the brain and cervical spine is a good starting point to eliminate the headaches. See a headache specialist too. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any tips for dealing with chronic headaches?

Headaches: Chronic headaches is vague. The treatment varies based on the type, location and causation. It is important to visit a headache expert to define the headache type so you can get relief. ...Read more

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What can I take for constant chronic headaches that don't go away?

What can I take for constant chronic headaches that don't go away?

Depends: As with everything else, a good diagnosis comes first. One common reason is taking pain medicines - even over the counter - too often. More than 3 days a week can lead to chronic headaches. There may also be an underlying reason, which should be investigated. Best to see a neurologist or other doctor who has a special interest in headaches. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a "chronic" headache? Is there such a thing?

What does it mean to have a "chronic" headache? Is there such a thing?

Lots of variation...: It means to have a headache regularly over a long period of time. Believe it or not....Some people have daily headache and some have constant headache. Specialized headache clinics see many of these people. ...Read more

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What to do if I have crippling chronic headaches, willing to try anything! help!?

What to do if I have crippling chronic headaches, willing to try anything! help!?

Chronic migraines: Consider cluster headaches, various migraine patterns, perhaps chronic daiiy headache syndrome. However, other problems may exist, and a neurological consultation should help. Meds can stop headaches, and even prevent these. So become proactive and seek out a headache specialist. ...Read more

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I often have chronic headaches. Why would my recent headaches be worst overnight and when i wake up in the morning?

See neurologist: Chronic headaches almost always have non serious causes and are treatable , but you must see a specialist to exclude unusual or serious causes. ...Read more

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