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Bad headache, aspirin isn't working, slight dizzyness. Pain shots from back of head, to the sides, to temples, back to the back?
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
What is the best/most effective otc med for tension headache? Aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve or Tylenol (acetaminophen)? Or do they all work equally well?
What kind of headaches does aspirin reduce? What is the recomended dosage? Is it advisable for migrain patient?
Most common headaches are due to tension.
Aspirin works well in most cases at the recommended dosage. If the headaches are persistent, get worse, or change, then see your family doc.. I don't recommend Aspirin for children, and check with your doc if you have any bleeding problems or are taking other medications.. ...Read more
Can I take baby aspirin for headache? Baby aspirin has less side effects than regular strength. The smaller the dose = the less side effects
Can try it: But may not be as effective as a regular aspirin and take it with food on your stomach. ...Read more
Is it harmful if I pop two tabs of dichlofenac in a day? I get splitting headaches and aspirin never helps. Can diclofenac be used for menstrual pain?
It's ok: This medication is marked for treatment of moderate to severe pain - including painful periods. Just follow your MDs directions. Monitor for abd pain or excessive bleeding or bruising. No not mix with alcohol. You having increased risks of stomach acid problems and if you have cardiac issues you may be at increase risk of heart attacks. Consult your MD if you use frequently. ...Read more
If I took 2 Advil (ibuprofen) 45 minutes ago can I now take 2 excedrin headache (w/ aspirin and caffeine)?
Not on an empty stomach though.
Also, if headaches are recurrent, please discuss this with your doctor ...Read more
Headache: Not sure what other headache symptoms you have. Headaches may be due to tension, dehydration, low blood sugar, many reasons. Do not take over the counter headache meds more frequently than the recommendations on the bottle. Be sure that you are eating a balanced diet and drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily. ...Read more
See a Dr: There are many medicines, or find someone who can treat her with a cryotron. ...Read more
Asleep, fatigued through whole day, headaches/ migraines that aspirin doesn't cure. I though maybe low blood sugar. What to do?
Get it evaluated: Have a doctor evaluate the problem and run some tests. ...Read more
Headache for: Three days, needs investigation---see pcp.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it safe to take an aspirin for headaches if I take daily perphenazine (trilafon) antiphycotic medicine?
Yes: There should be no issues.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can I take aspirin with Zoloft (sertraline)? I take 25mg of Zoloft (sertraline). Would aspirin for headache interact?
I get severe cramping pain during my time of the month how can I reduce this pain, sometimes with the headaches during this time aspirin won't work?
Took 650 aspirin for headache along with normal regimine of baby aspirin and 40 Prozac (fluoxetine)...is this to much?
If you take a regular dose of aspirin you do not need to take "baby aspirin" that day, however the two combined are still not too much. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Can you take an aspirin for headache and Mucinex (guaifenesin) for being stuffy and then later before bed take some nyquil to help sleep?
Yes, you may: It is safe to take them. Best wishes and hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more
Is it bad to take aspirin and nurofen together? I woke up with a terrible headache, and took an aspirin. Now I have some bad period pain : (
Ok if short-term use: Nurofen contains Ibuprofen (motrin or advil (ibuprofen) in the U.S.). Aspirin is a similar anti-pain, anti-inflammation drug, but Aspirin can cause more stomach upset. For typical, occasional headaches and/or menstrual pains, using normal doses of either or both on the same day is probably ok (for short-term use). A doctor should evaluate bad pains or prolonged symptoms to rule out more serious problems. ...Read more
I stopped taking aspirin for headaches everyday due to pregnancy. Could my blood clot now? I can't take Excedrin anymore. I'm a healthy 26 year old.
Daily aspirin?: If you were taking Aspirin daily for headaches then, you will not be any more libel to clot your blood off the medication compared to being on. It's not good to take daily Aspirin for headaches anyways. ...Read more
Took 1 painaid for headache. (110mg acetaminophen-162mg aspirin-33mg caffeine-152mg salicylamide). Had 6 cocktails after. Concerned about liver damage?
Cocktails: I'd be more worried about the 6 cocktails. .. Especially if that's a regular occurrence. If so, talk to a psychiatrist or psychologist about how you might cut down. 1 tablet would not cause irreversible damage. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Hve had a headache all day. Took aspirin, aleve (naproxen) and bc powder still hurts. Mainly on right front of head. Stabbing pains off and on? What is it?
A bad headache: That is not responding to home remedies needs professional physician evaluation. There are many things that may cause that kind of headache from sinus infections to things inside the skull like blood. Baropressure headaches from weather changes also play a role. Seek help from your physician ...Read more
Yesterday a bruise suddenly appeared under eye and spread a little today. Will it go away? Should I continue baby aspirin? Had headache a day before
Can high liver enzymes lead to pancreatic cancer? Can't take aspirin for headaches, take fiorcet, has acetaminophen take 6 times a day!
Aspirin: Aspirin is a great anti-inflammatory and is useful for some types of headache. The problem is that aspirin is a potent blood thinner and can irritate the stomach and cause kidney problems. Doctors often prefer ibuprofen since it has excellent anti-inflammatory effects with a much lower blood thinning effect. ...Read more
I sometimes get a headache on the left side... What could it be? Most importantly it doesn't go away untill I take an aspirin
Could be many things: Headaches can be tricky. While most are not serious, occasionally a headache can be a sign of a serious problem. Headaches that begin suddenly, are very different than any previous headache, are more severe than any previous headache, or are accompanied by other symptoms, should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
I checked my BP this a.m. it was 99 after I ate it was 110. I've had a headache since this morning, I took aspirin. What should I do?
Normal BP: Your BPs are normal for a 21 yo woman and require no attention. I know you wrote about headache yesterday. Is your headache primarily on 1 side?, pounding? Associated with nausea? Are you light sensitive? IF the answer to any is yes, ask your dr for migraine treatment. Meanwhile, try Acetaminophen 1, 000 mg with your aspirin. Next time, try Ibuprofen 400-600 mg with food with/without acetaminophen. ...Read more
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