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Reduce the triggers: Chronic headaches usually have a tension component. Reducing stress, exercising, eating an appropriate diet, reduce caffeine intake, getting suficient sleep. Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective approach used by athletes, executives in stressive situations and many others. ...Read more
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
Grandpa?: Can please leave poor Grandpa out of it. ...Read more
Depends, types: Preventing a headache is often the best treatment. How to abort a headache without using medication depends on what might have contributed to the headache, whether it is migraine, or tension or another type. Massage, drinking water, cold compresses, and really good sleep are often helpful. In my clinic we use pemf and microcurrent for headaches. ...Read more
Dark quiet area: I'll start by saying that any new, changing, persistent or severe headaches should be evaluated by a doctor. But there are many things to do that are not "pain" meds. These include: meditation yoga tai chi deep breathing simplify your life manage your time wisely adjust your attitude take a break exercise regularly break bad habits (smoking...Etc) acupuncture biofeedback massage non "pain" med. ...Read more
I have answered it: See a neurologist asap>.Get a more detailed answer ›
I took 4 pills of ibrophen pm on accident thinking it was regular ibrophen for my headache. Will I be okay?
Yes: You will be fine. Just do not repeat. ...Read more
I have been getting a lot of headaches i get about 1or 2 everyday. What could it be? Could it be my medications?
Yes and no: First off, is your thyroid properly adjusted? If you are overusing klonipin or acetaminophen, both will result in medication overuse headaches. But as I have always said before, new and different headache symptoms from baseline should be investigated further. See your doctor. ...Read more
Although the pain medications help my headache, they haven't completely taken it away. I'm concerned that something more serious is wrong. ?
Be seen: Well, I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis about the specific cause of your headaches. At that point, things like prognosis and treatment options can be discussed. In most cases, neurologists are considered experts in diagnosing and treating headaches. Consider referral if you have not seen one. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Headache: Over the counter pain relief medications are extremely effective for the vast majority of headaches. These medicines can be bought at a pharmacy or a supermarket without a prescription. Examples are: - paracetamol (eg panadol brand) - ibuprofen (eg neurofen brand) - aspirin Don't forget to drink plenty of water and take some rest as well! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stress headaches: For "constant stress headaches, " please see your physician for evaluation & help with their cause. There are over the counter medicines like aleve, tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc that can be used; also some find peppermint herbal compresses on the forehead helpful. Ideally, explore & deal with your stress triggers with a therapist -- no meds needed, and what you learn serves you for a lifetime! be well. ...Read more
There aren't any: Medications that have no side effects usually have no effects either. A better question would be which headache medicines have the fewest and least serious side effects. And that depends on what is causing the headache. Tylenol (acetaminophen) rarely rots livers and kidneys, but it can if overused. I'd take 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) and call my doctor in the morning...Advil, aleve, can bother your stomach but are safe in moderat. ...Read more
See integrative Dr.:
Chronic headaches can have many causes. They can be related to stress, food sensitivities, heavy metal toxicity, chronic infections, structural imbalances etc. I advise seeing a good integrative Dr. to see if you can find the cause(s).
Alternative therapies like biofeedback, massage, osteopathy, acupuncture and homeopathy may prove beneficial. ...Read more