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My wife is 25 years of age, our babies are 2 years and the other is 11 months. My wife is having headache pains for the last week waking up in morning?

My wife is 25 years of age, our babies are 2 years and the other is 11 months. My wife is having headache pains for the last week waking up in morning?

Primary care...: The first stop would be to a primary care doctor; if there is a change in the type/frequency of the headache then he/she may want to have a neurologist take a look at her. Stress can be a big factor in headaches just fyi. Good luck! ...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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Stuffy nose, headache and rash on part of belly.Breastfeeding infant and he got a fever of 101 and today has a similar rash. Did he get it from my mik?

Stuffy nose, headache and rash on part of belly.Breastfeeding infant and he got a fever of 101 and today has a similar rash. Did he get it from my mik?

Fever: No, your child developed your symptoms through the respiratory infection that you have as seen with your runny nose and headache. Make sure you wash your hands before feeding the baby. Wearing a mask if you have respiratory symptoms might also help ...Read more

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I just had my baby monday and I'm still having a headache what can I take to relieve this?

I just had my baby monday and I'm still having a headache what can I take to relieve this?

Epidural?: If you had an epidural or a spinal this can be due to a CSF leak. Caffeine, fluids, and bedrest can help in that case. Sometimes it takes a blood patch to get rid of a spinal headache. There is also a possibility of high blood pressure causing the head ache. You can develop pre-eclampsia post-partum even when you did not have it before delivery. Check with your doctor for help. ...Read more

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I had my baby five weeks ago, Wednesday night I started with a headache which hasn't gone away. What is causing it and what can I do ?

I had my baby five weeks ago, Wednesday night I started with a headache which hasn't gone away. What is causing it and what can I  do ?

Blood Pressure: Check your blood pressure. Are there any other symptoms? Swelling weakness numbness clumsiness? It may be related to sleeplessness or all the changes in your household but check your blood pressure and see MD if it persists worsens or you have other symptoms. ...Read more

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Could you die from having a spinal headaches from having a baby?

Could you die from having a spinal headaches from having a baby?

Not unless infection: Except if meninges are infected the death from spinal headache has not been reported. ...Read more

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Cough headaches, 8/10 pain, had them before, neuro knows. Can these be dangerous? They hurt

Cough headaches, 8/10 pain, had them before, neuro knows. Can these be dangerous? They hurt

Why cough?: Cough is abnormal. There are many possibilities. Check with a lung doc to get it fixed. No need for headaches, let the doc fix it. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieg my headache? I had my baby few weeks ago and I read its caused by the epidural. Is this true ?

What can I do to relieg my headache? I had my baby few weeks ago and I read its caused by the epidural. Is this true ?

Maybe: You can get a headache from the epidural, but doesn't necessarily mean it is from the epidural. Is your headache postural - meaning worse if you sit up and better if lying down? Is it severe? If you answered yes to these questions, you can go back to them and they can perform a blood patch to help with your headache. If you answered no, then probably just a headache that you can try Tylenol (acetaminophen) for. ...Read more

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Iv been getting headaches since Thursday just gone and it doesn't seem to go, I also recently had a baby on the 31st could it be serious?

Iv been getting headaches since Thursday just gone and it doesn't seem to go, I also recently had a baby on the 31st could it be serious?

Evaluation-now: Never ignore a persistent ongoing headache. Certainly try Advil or Aleve (naproxen) ; however, if associated with nausea, vomiting, neck pain or stiffness, double or blurred vision: go directly to the ER. ...Read more

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I suffer badly of cluster headaches....It occurs at the most unfortunate of times...Nobody understands....Just wanna die...Nothing beats it...Help?

I suffer badly of cluster headaches....It occurs at the most unfortunate of times...Nobody understands....Just wanna die...Nothing beats it...Help?

Prevention: True cluster headaches are miserable, and classically can awaken in midst of night for days on end. There are solutions, including breathing 100% oxygen at time of headache, but prevention much better: consider topirimate, depakote, beta-blockers, or even otc butterbur, riboflavin, co-q-10, magnesium, feverfew. See a headache expert and get controlled. ...Read more

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