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What could be causing headaches and migraines almost everyday? I'm 27 years old and don't smoke, drink alcohol or drink coffee.

What could be causing headaches and migraines almost everyday? I'm 27 years old and don't smoke, drink alcohol or drink coffee.

Neurology Evaluation: There are many potential causes for the headache symptoms you are describing. Without a thorough examination and possibly other testing, the cause cannot be determined. The best specialist to evaluate this kind of symptom profile would be a neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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I've been waking up with really intense headaches/migraines every morning. I don't drink alcohol. This is really irritating, what could be going on?

I've been waking up with really intense headaches/migraines every morning. I don't drink alcohol. This is really irritating, what could be going on?

Chronic migraine: A migraine is not just simply a headache. Rather, it should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache. Accompanying symptoms are facial pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and blurred vision and sleep issues. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Why do I get a headache everytime i drink alcohol?

Type of alcohol?: Your headache could be due to hard liquor drinks such as mixed drinks (other compounds in the drinks can contribute to headaches), red wine can cause headaches due to nitrates, or you may just have a sensitivity to alcohol in general. Why drink alcoholic drinks if they cause headaches anyway? ...Read more

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Why am i getting instant headaches when i drink alcohol?

Headaches: Instant headaches are a bit unusual for anything, however you could be very sensitive to the toxins in the alcohol. You could also be getting dehydrated which can cause headaches. Water is probably your best bet and good for you as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long after finishing amoxicillin500 for a sinus infection can you drink alcohol?

How long after finishing amoxicillin500 for a sinus infection can you drink alcohol?

Drug interaction: No interactions were found btwn amoxicillin & alcohol on the Drugs.Com, drug interaction checker (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=187-0,1034-14582) ...Read more

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Can a person with a vp shunt drink alcohol? Would it cause major headaches or would it break?

Can a person with a vp shunt drink alcohol? Would it cause major headaches or would it break?

Comments: Yes, alcohol can be ingested if your state allows at your age. No, would not expect major headaches unless you drink to excess and get a hangover, and no, it will not cause your shunt to break. ...Read more

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Why am i waking up with a bad headache almost every day? i dont drink alcohol at all, i do drink coffee, it dies down after i eat or drink coffee.

Why am i waking up with a bad headache almost every day? i dont drink alcohol at all, i do drink coffee, it dies down after i eat or drink coffee.

Caffeine withdrawal : Coffee has caffeine and if you are a heavy coffee drinker headaches are a symptom of withdrawal. Drinking coffee will diminish headaches. Exceptin and other pain relievers also have caffeine because it helps with migraines and some other types of headaches. If headaches are persistent you may want to discuss this with your doctor ...Read more

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Most times when i nap or sleep too long i get a headache. Why does this happen? I don't drink alcohol. Caffeine in moderation.

Most times when i nap or sleep too long i get a headache. Why does this happen? I don't drink alcohol. Caffeine in moderation.

Check for OSA: Headache after sleep is a common question we ask when screening for sleep apnea. So talk to your doctor about that. Sometimes too much sleep can trigger migraines. This may be because there is a dramatic reduction of stress hormones with good sleep, which is good unless you are addicted to your own adrenalin. In that case you have withdrawal symptoms similar to caffeine withdrawal. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain is a symptom in which a person has pain in the sinus spaces of the face. The sinuses are hollow spaces in the facial bones, with the largest spaces in each cheekbone and in the forehead. Sinus infections can cause sinus pressure, sinus pain, headaches, fever, cloudy ...Read more