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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
Depends on cause: Need a diagnosis. There are so many causes & types of headaches that there is no 1 treatment for all. A good history & physical, incl hands-on diagnostic exam by your osteopathic physician along with any recommended testing should help define cause & thus treatment. For many causes, incl chronic pain, treatment may be meds, lifestyle changes or something as simple as in-office osteopathic manipulation. ...Read more
Yes, for some types: Some headaches respond to various massage and accu-pressure techniques. Accupuncture might help. Muscle tightness headaches and some sinus headaches are relieved with mentholated ice rub on the temples. I'm sure there are others and your obgyn may advise you of safe pills too. Good luck ; congratulations. ...Read more
They don't usually: Meningiomas are benign (not cancerous) slow growing tumors within the skull. They sometimes can get large enough to push aside normal structures. In those cases they are sometimes removed or treated with radiation. It's unlikely that the meningioma is the cause of the headache, however. You should see a doctor about the headaches. ...Read more
Why does propranolol cause headaches when it is leaving the system when it is supposed to treat headaches?
Sudden change: You can have many different symptoms upon discontinuation of many medication because you have "shocked" your system with a sudden change. Most if not all drugs you have taken for a sustained length of time (especially propranalol) should be weaned down over a couple of weeks. ...Read more
What is a way to reduce headaches without using OTC drugs? Allergic to nsaids. Looking for a natural/alternative way to treat headaches
What's the best way 2 treat headaches from cervical spondylosis, & dizziness? I was thinking maybe physio might help
Am having an allergic reaction to penicillin for around 4 days now. Itching, fever, headaches. How to treat this quickly?
Call your doctor: Allergic reactions like you're describing are treated by stopping the medications if possible then giving antihistamines and occasionally steroids if the reaction is sever enough. Let your doctor know what's going on first though. Taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help the symptoms but should not be the end of treatment. Again, any reaction to medicine should be relayed back to your doctor. ...Read more
I have an anxiety disorder and I keep having this. Eye pain and headache, how can treat this headache?
Yes: Aromatherapy has been studied extensively to treat headaches and many treatments are beneficial. ...Read more
See doctor: Your symptomscould be related to a serious medical issue. See a regular doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Chronic headache, frequent urination, daytime fatigue, trouble sleeping. Anxiety from trying to treat headaches. Thin 44 year old female.
Here are some...: No quick answer can be provided from anyone since it is unclear if you wish to hear what you like to hear or what you need to hear. To help decide what can be done, its first step is to realize, understand, & accept available facts & truth of life. To gain such ideas, go to the lists on Facts of Life-1, 2, &3 by clicking corresponding BUTTON on the left of HOME of www. ForMeFirst. Com. Best wish... ...Read more
Is ibuprofen (Advil/aleve) okay to take during stomach flu to treat headaches and cramps or will it lead to Reye's disease like aspirin?
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
What is causing it: Are you stressed out restless, sleepless, not eating right or just broke off from a relationship? Medical conditions can cause headaches too. So without any specific details, it is really difficult to recommend. Generally, tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, eating right and getting 8 hours of sleep every night should help with any headaches. This time of year, allergies are a big player! ...Read more
Best Headache Meds:
A 2014 study indicates that medication containing a combination of acetylsalicylic acid, (aspirin), acetaminophen (paracetamol), and caffeine is more effective than acetaminophen alone.
http://thejournalofheadacheandpain. Springeropen. Com/articles/10.1186/1129-2377-15-76 ...Read more
R/O TENSION HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus, migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. Muscle relaxant ie KLONOPIN/ FLEXERIL. Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH. Com You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more
Need effective meds: Sorry you have these most terrible headaches for which typical pain medication - even narcotics, are completely ineffective. Good news is the right medications (sumatriptan, oxygen, Lidocaine in the nose) rapidly turn a cluster headache off once it starts, and that many strategies for prevention of headaches are also successful. Key is accurate diagnosis + compassionate treatment by an expert md. ...Read more
Make sure of dx: If your headaches are truly cluster headaches, these can be very disabling and difficult to treat. You should see a headache neurologist, but the treatments include sumatriptan injection, oxygen, lithium. Many times reading online may suggest that a headache is cluster, but the most common headache cause is migraine. ...Read more
Non-standard answer: Cluster headaches are traditionally difficult to treat. Many of the migraine treatments are ineffective and opiates may be of only modest benefit. A less traditional treatment, neuroprolotherapy, has shown some promise. It appears to calm the nerves down & cut pain during episodes. Still, it doesn't prevent recurrences.Nutrition may be a factor. Naturopath may be helpful in decreasing recurrences. ...Read more