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What exactly is this chronic unusual headache/migraine i often have?

What exactly is this chronic unusual headache/migraine i often have?

Get checked out: A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary. Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


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How to know if my headache is more than just a simple headache/migraine?

How to know if my headache is more than just a simple headache/migraine?

Could be anything: Headaches could be due to simple migraines or major brain tumours. It is difficult to say without more information and examination. It could be a tension headache, a viral infection, due to poor eyesight, meningitis or a haemorrhage. In short you need to see a Dr who will take a history and perform an examination, if needed you will be referred for a CT scan as well. ...Read more

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Can "cyclobenzaprine" cure headache/migraine?

Can "cyclobenzaprine" cure headache/migraine?

No: Cyclo is a muscle relaxant, and unlikely to cure anything. Probably, not successful in migraine, but might help muscle tension ha's. Drugs to prevent migraines include topirimate, valproex, naproxen, butterbur, riboflavin. ...Read more

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Why do I always get a headache/migraine in the same spot?

Why do I always get a headache/migraine in the same spot?

Not unique: Migraines can cause hemicranial problems, that is one sided, and not unique for pattern to be repetitive, and chronic. Do not worry, unlikely to be focal tumor. On occasion triggering may occur focally, from jaw, dental issues, sinus problems, cervical discs, or thoracic outlet syndrome, so may be worthwhile to search for one of these. ...Read more

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I have this occasional deep headache/migraine like inside my head. What could be the cause?

I have this occasional deep headache/migraine like inside my head. What could be the cause?

Need evaluation: With more information I'd give you a better answer. If your headaches are new, severe, & you've never had anything like them in your life then, you need an emergency evaluation due to your age being outside the norm for simple migraine types. However, if you've had headaches for a long time & these are simply worse then, a less urgent workup can be done. Write me @: www.healhtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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What things could cause someone to wake up a few days in a row with a bad headache / migraine?

What things could cause someone to wake up a few days in a row with a bad headache / migraine?

Several things: Bruxism or tooth grinding can cause headaches. Obstructive sleep apnea or depressed oxygen levels during sleep can result in headaches. See your md and discuss your symptoms to access the correct treatment. ...Read more

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I have a headache (migraine) every day alternating between the two every day. I hope to help, thanks?

I have a headache (migraine) every day alternating between the two every day.
I hope to help, thanks?

?migraine: I'm not sure you're having true migraine headaches or muscle contraction tension headaches. You could consult a neurologist as they are trained to diagnose and treat headches. ...Read more

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What to do if I get headaches (migraines) a lot in the morning but mostly and Excedrin migraine for the head. does anyonewho specializes in headaches and fainting?

What to do if I get headaches (migraines) a lot in the morning but mostly and Excedrin migraine for the head. does anyonewho specializes in headaches and fainting?

Migraine: You may have rebound headache from taking excedrin more than several days a week or sleep disorder or complicated migraine resulting in passing out.You need to see a neurologist or headache specialist. ...Read more

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I don't know what they are if its cluster headache, migraine or an underlying issue. I've been getting these, want to say worst headaches of my life, ?

I don't know what they are if its cluster headache, migraine or an underlying issue. I've been getting these, want to say worst headaches of my life, ?

Tension: Most headaches are from muscle tension and not cluster or migraine. Vascular types of HA are more likely to be one sided, pounding, associated with nausea or vomiting and other symptoms. If you get HA almost everyday, then more likely to be tension or stress related HA. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you feel a headache/migraine, does that mean your blood pressure is high?

I wanted to know when you feel a headache/migraine, does that mean your blood pressure is high?

Not usually: Modest elevations of blood pressure do not provoke headaches, but very high levels can. If one does not have hypertension, migraine headaches should not significantly elevate bp. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective and best tablets like syndol and Excedrin to take for a painful tension headache / migraine?

Which is the most effective and best tablets like syndol and Excedrin to take for a painful tension headache / migraine?

Personal Choice: The pain relieving medications in excedrin are Aspirin and caffeine. Syndol has both of these plus Codeine and an anti-histamine for sedation. Therefor syndol is a stronger medication and should only be used for headaches that don't respond to excedrin. Neither medication should be taken more than 15 times/month, preferably less. If used more often than this, they can cause rebound headaches. ...Read more

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Why when laughing a lot & alot, i feel head pain? Also does soda & sun effect to have a headache/migraine?

Headaches: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, teeth grinding, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems among other things. See a doctor to get checked out so you can get som ehelp for your headaches. ...Read more

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Headaches/migraines x2wks. Taking excessive ibuprofen (2400mg/day). Migraine trigger usually light. Can't see dr for 2 months. Worth the wait or ?

Headaches/migraines x2wks.  Taking excessive ibuprofen (2400mg/day). Migraine trigger usually light.  Can't see dr for 2 months.  Worth the wait or ?

Migraine management: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management at your convenience. ...Read more

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Really bad headaches after a fall over a year ago, headaches since being 7yrs old, both parents have headaches migraine and sinus, is something wrong?

Really bad headaches after a fall over a year ago, headaches since being 7yrs old, both parents have headaches migraine and sinus, is something wrong?

New headache: Migraine appears to be an inherited condition so it is not unusual at all for the child of parents who have headaches, to have headaches as well. If a person expresses that their headaches have changed suddenly or they are getting worse than usual, it is prudent to be evaluated and get imaging studies to rule out other causes for the head pain. ...Read more

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I get headaches / migraines almost every day my doctor saying iron but after this it doesn't help i've also been on migraine tables only work sometime?

I get headaches / migraines almost every day my doctor saying iron but after this it doesn't help i've also been on migraine tables only work sometime?

Get checked out: A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary. Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really bad sinus headache/migraine took the sinus relief and didn't help much at all can I take diclofenac?

What to do if I have really bad sinus headache/migraine took the sinus relief and didn't help much at all can I take diclofenac?

ENT doctor: If the pain is refractory to the sinus medications which are designed to decrease the inflammation in the sinuses and thus the pressure, you may want to consult with an ENT doctor. Sometimes patients may need some "extra help" in clearing the sinuses and the ENT doctors may help by surgically removing collections. Also an MRI or ct scan may be done to make sure there isn't some other cause. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really bad sinus headache/migraine took the sinus relief and didn't help much at all can I take diclofenac?

What to do if I have really bad sinus headache/migraine took the sinus relief and didn't help much at all can I take diclofenac?

Better Dx needed: Headache pain in the sinus implies that toxins, pathogens or allergens are present in the frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction. The proteomic biomarker l-homocysteine can detect and quantify the presence of pathogens (usually a complex mixed infection with bacteria, virus, and yeast). The most common toxins are VOCs (remedy: ChemDetox) and mold (remedy: Cholestryamine). ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more