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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?

Bad headache, aspirin isn't working, slight dizzyness. Pain shots from back of head, to the sides, to temples, back to the back?

See your PCP: Any headache always must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis to ensure that the correct treatment is given. See your doctor for consultation, tests and diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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 is the best/most effective otc med for tension headache? Aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve or Tylenol (acetaminophen)? Or do they all work equally well?

Experiences: Not sure one is better than another, as Tylenol (acetaminophen) seems to have fewer stomach issues, but Aleve may work well in patients who also have migraine. Try a couple and see which you tolerate better. ...Read more

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What kind of headaches does aspirin reduce? What is the recomended dosage? Is it advisable for migrain patient?

What kind of headaches does aspirin reduce? What is the recomended dosage? Is it advisable for migrain patient?

Tension: 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

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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?

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

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I took one Bayer (aspirin) headache relief and it made it worse.?

I took one Bayer (aspirin) headache relief and it made it worse.?

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

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How to get rid of headaches other than aspirin (which makes me puke)?

Ice cubes to rub st: Stretching the head and neck after rubbing with ice cubes is one of the best way to stop spasm induced head ache. If no help a couple of Ibuprofen a may help may have to see a doctor to evaluate and do studies. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take aspirin for headache after giving blood?

Is it ok to take aspirin for headache after giving blood?

Aspirin for headache: F of unknown age and medical history. Is it ok to take aspirin for headache after giving blood? ANS: mostly likely unless you are less that 12 years old or are allergic to aspirin. Good time for video consult to get more information and help. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of terrible headaches without always popping aspirin?

Reduce stress: Get more sleep. Try not to get annoyed about the little things... But if you have headaches over and over and no relief - see a doctor to make sure you don't have something underneath causing the headaches. ...Read more

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Took 650 aspirin for headache along with normal regimine of baby aspirin and 40 Prozac (fluoxetine)...is this to much?

Took 650 aspirin for headache along with normal regimine of baby aspirin and 40 Prozac (fluoxetine)...is this to much?

No: 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

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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 : (

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

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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.

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

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Took 1 painaid for headache. (110mg acetaminophen-162mg aspirin-33mg caffeine-152mg salicylamide). Had 6 cocktails after. Concerned about liver damage?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

Vague: Need a thorough history and exam. Has this bruise appeared before, cause, duration, severity, affecting the eye, etc.? Could be some sort of sinus infection if the headache is coming on. If this continues, I would see a dr. As a preventative action. ...Read more

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Can high liver enzymes lead to pancreatic cancer? Can't take aspirin for headaches, take fiorcet, has acetaminophen take 6 times a day!

Can high liver enzymes lead to pancreatic cancer? Can't take aspirin for headaches, take fiorcet, has acetaminophen take 6 times a day!

Elevated liver: Function tests do not cause cancer, but if pancreatic cancer or anything else causes obstruction of the bile duct, it can cause elevated blood tests. Acetaminophen intake in amounts that exceed recommended amount can cause liver damage. ...Read more

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Is aspirin good for headache?

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

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Can I use lose dose aspirin for a headache?

Can I use lose dose aspirin for a headache?

Maybe: If you have had ulcers, problems with Aspirin and other anti-inflammatory meds (ibuprofen, naproxen, others), you should not use aspirin. Otherwise you could try it. The low dose may not be as effective as 'normal' doses, but may be worth a try. ...Read more

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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

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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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