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Do I Have A Brain Tumor How Do I Know I Get Headaches Every Week
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Neurologist: If you have symptoms which suggest a possibility of a brain tumor you should see a neurologist. If he/she thinks this a real possibility the best test is an MRI scan. Without any evidence for a tumor on an MRI you virtually certainly don't have one. Seek a referral from your physician. ...Read more
Headaches: If you are still getting headaches and they resemble your migraine headaches, then you still have it. At time migraine can go away if you find and resolve the triggers (often it is red wine, chocolate, cheeses etc). But it can come back if triggered again. Rarely migraine disappears completely, but it does happen occasionally. ...Read more
Triptans: There are many triptan meds which could potentially stop headaches if used in the first hour or so of the headache. There are pills to swallow, pills to dissolve in the mouth, nasal sprays, and even injectables. Not all triptans help all people, but it is worthwhile to try at least 2 or 3 variations if the initial fails. ...Read more
Symptoms : Migraine may have an aura for about 5-10 minutes with sparkling lights, loss of vision, numbness in arm, face, tongue followed by 4 or more hrs of unilateral throbbing headache associated with nausea, vomiting, sensitivty to light and noise. If you have this, consider it a migraine. It can be both prevented and stopped. ...Read more
Why do I always have a terrible headache or even migraine, a day before i get menstruation? How can I cure that?
Estrogen: It is generally accepted that premenstrual headaches are secondary to the drop in estrogen just before the menstrual cycle. There really is no cure other than menopause, but there are medications which can help considerably taken before the cycle. You would need to consult your doc on which meds are right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best Headache Meds: A 2014 study indicates that medication containing a combination of acetylsalicylic acid, (aspirin), acetaminophen(paracetamol), and caffeine is more effective than acetaminophen alone. http://thejournalofheadacheandpain.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/1129-2377-15-76 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Endorphins?: Exercise is great stuff - it releases enorphins, a natural pain killer and also helps reduce stress and anxiety. The latter may contribute to muscle tension and tension headaches. Of course if headaches are recurrent, severe, new or change in character it is very wise to consult with physician to make sure everyting is okay! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurologist: While review of the diagnostic criteria is the essence of the answer to your question, a review of your case by a trained neurologist with expertise in headache diagnosis and treatment is best. Sometimes the answer is not found during a one time visit and requires follow-up sessions, especially when respnose to different medications or management is needed to secure a diagnosis! ...Read more
Severity of symptoms: Migraine typically is unilateral, associated with throbbing pain, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and noise, and a preference for quiet, dark places. Sleep helps. Migraine is genetic and runs in families. "regular" headache is more diffuse and steady, and lacks most of the features above. But some headache specialists would mention a continuum of headache problems. ...Read more
I get chronic headaches and I get a headache like migraine every time I finish working out what do I do ?
Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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