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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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I'm weaning off hrt, have a history of migraines . Woke up w severe positional vertigo followed by dull headache, lasting 2 days in dec. And again in january. One more bout few days ago, feeling spacy.

I'm weaning off hrt, have a history of migraines .  Woke up w severe positional vertigo  followed by dull headache, lasting 2 days in dec.  And again in january. One more bout few days ago,  feeling spacy.

Completely?: There are several options available for you. Transdermal Estrogens are less likely to cause or worsen migraines. Another another option is vaginal estrogen. You will not get atrophic vaginitis with this option i presented. Clotting factors are increased with oral estrogens. The vaginal estrogen, will however, not provide enough bone protection, so another drug will be needed! ...Read more

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I'm 40 y/o. Having 2nd period in 21 days. This time, Soaking regular tampon & most of overnight pad in 2 hrs. Dull headache for 2 full days.Thoughts?

I'm 40 y/o. Having 2nd period in 21 days. This time, Soaking regular tampon & most of overnight pad in 2 hrs. Dull headache for 2 full days.Thoughts?

Ovulation issue: You're at the age where you may start experiencing irregular menses (either skipped or bleeding prolonged and /or more than once a month). This is often due to irregular ovulation. In addition disorders like adenomyosis are usually fully symptomatic and can cause the same issue. Time to see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Have a mild dull headache for a few days now. No fever or other symptoms. But going through rough emotional time past 2 or 3 weeks - could this be the cause? Would Aleve (naproxen) help headache at all or only fixing stemming root problems?

Have a mild dull headache for a few days now. No fever or other symptoms. But going through rough emotional time past 2 or 3 weeks - could this be the cause? Would Aleve (naproxen) help headache at all or only fixing stemming root problems?

See a doctor: Hi, emotional problems can definitely bring on or worsen headaches. Aleve (naproxen) may help a little, but you are right: you need to fix the root problems. However, we cannot rule out other causes for your headaches. So it's probably best to talk to a doctor. At the very least, talking about your emotional problems may help headaches. ...Read more

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Non jugmental answer please. Recently my friend used cocain for his first time. Three days have passed and hes experienced a dull headache since.

Non jugmental answer please. 
Recently my friend used cocain for his first time. Three days have passed and hes experienced a dull headache since.

Expected: Headache after using cocaine is typical. If getting worse up to 3 days after use, then worth getting checked out (especially if any associated nausea, vision changes, limb weakness or coordination problems). Not intending judgement, but have to note that sudden death is a potential outcome of use. ...Read more

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I've had a dull headache on and off for a few days now. At what point should I be concerned and what could it be?

I've had a dull headache on and off for a few days now. At what point should I be concerned and what could it be?

NewIntermittent HA: New headaches that are on and off are much less likely to be very serious as compared to constant one. If its the worst headache of your life your doctor would want you to go to the er. Otherwise see your doctor to help you find the cause and get treated. ...Read more

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M 19, usually don't get headaches.. Have had off and on headaches everyday for past 5 days. Dull pressure. Under a lot of stress. Should i be worried?

M 19, usually don't get headaches.. Have had off and on headaches everyday for past 5 days. Dull pressure. Under a lot of stress. Should i be worried?

Get checked: You shouldnt be worried but you should be evaluated by a doc. First time headaches in non headache people need to be evaluated at least once. Also, be sure you havent started any new meds or supplements that could be giving you a headache. ...Read more

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I've had a constant dull throbbing headache on top of my head for three days now ?

I've had a constant dull throbbing headache on top of my head for three days now ?

Did you hit: yoir head at any point? Is your vision affected ? It could be any number of things, will need more information ...Read more