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How Often Can I Take Pain Medicine For Headache
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
What pain relievers can a pregnant woman take because I have been getting headaches and my back has been hurting a lot?
Pregnant & Pain: Pregnancy is the curveball. If no allergy to Tylenol (acetaminophen) less than 3000mg/day, then it is probably the one oral med your OB/GYN is going to recommend that you take. Talk with them about whether or not you can try topical compounds for your back symptoms (Flector patches, lidocaine patches, etc.). They might okay OTC things like Biofreeze, Aspercreme, etc. ...Read more
Is there a way to tell a rebound headache from a normal headache? Not suppose to take short term pain relievers but prescribed oxy for back pain.
Rebound headaches: Rebound headaches are headaches that increase when you stop taking some medication. Overuse headache (medication causing headaches to increase) occur when taking medications two or more times/week on regular basis. Your type of headache increases. The oxy can cause that , but shouldn't if taken for a short course. Back exercises are imperative. Get into a good yoga class and be good to your body. ...Read more
I'm having surgery (tonsillectomy) in 7 days and today I have a really bad headache. What pain relievers are safe to take?
Have 5 yr old girl complained of earache, gave her 2 equate childrens pain relievers, had cough and stuffiness gave her 1/2 oz triaminic nightime cough and cold, now has headache on crown of head and says head feels funny, should I take to hospital?
What can I do for headaches, because OTC pain relievers normally don't work? My headaches vary where they occur often.
Usually yes: But you need to know what the cause of you pain is rather that just taking pain meds for no reason. Get rid of the cause and stop the need to treat the pain, . ...Read more
I have headaches alot. It gets worse when i sleep and a lot of times it gets worse after taking pain relievers. I almost always wake up with one?
Rule out...: This is far from a complete answer to your question, but if you're sleeping at home and the headaches are worst in the morning before you leave your house, i hope you're not being exposed to carbon monoxide. Call me a focused pathologist if you like -- please do get your home checked, and if everything's okay, get with a good neurologist for further workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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