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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more


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What to do if I have headaches every night and ibuprofen doesn't usually help. What should I do?

What to do if I have headaches every night and ibuprofen doesn't usually help. What should I do?

See a doc: Headache every night is not normal and can be a sign of significant problem. You should have an evaluation ironically, using pain meds more than a few times a week can also cause analgesic withdrawal headache nighttime headaches can signal particularly high cause for concern however, most impt reason to see doc is to make sure nothing serious is wrong. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for over a week now, I took ibuprofen but it doesn't really help, it only relives it abit, I can't shake the headache off.... Help?

What type: If you have a sinus ha the pain changes at times. If you are awakened from the ha may be migraines. If this has gone on for days you must get checked to make sure there is nothing else going on. Good sign is the Ibuprofen helps some. ...Read more

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Every other day I am havin bad headaches. I have tried ibuprofen 800mg but it doesn't help. Now iam on flexeril10mg which i can only take at night. ?

Every other day I am havin bad headaches. I  have tried ibuprofen 800mg but it doesn't help. Now iam on flexeril10mg which i can only take at night. ?

Headache: Flexeril is a muscle relaxant and is a poor treatment for headaches . The frequency of your headaches suggest you need to see a neurologist or pain specialist for work up. ...Read more

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I have a terrible one sided headache and feel nauseated. I have taken ibuprofen but nothing helps. Any advice?

I have a terrible one sided headache and feel nauseated. I have taken ibuprofen but nothing helps. Any advice?

Need to see your MD: It is probably not just a regular once in a while headache.It is one sided and no response to ibuprofen, it may be migraine or may have some other cause.I will recommend you consult your doctor to find the cause and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for 3 straight days. Yesterday I had a migraine and I took ibuprofen and it helped but I still had a headache. Please help.

I've had a headache for 3 straight days. Yesterday I had a migraine and I took ibuprofen and it helped but I still had a headache. Please help.

Is this unusual?: always qualified... is this unusual for you? migraines tend to have a familiar pattern. head aches have also a familiar plan.. IF what your are experiencing is unusual for you, then seek primary care or other more immediate assessment. ...Read more

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I had headache for a wk and nothin tried helps can u please help hurts on top of head try ibuprofen and tramadol.

See doctor: You may now be starting to have drug withdrawal headaches from all the pain meds. Should be checked out. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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