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How to get rid of this throbbing headache?

How to get rid of this throbbing headache?

One or many?: Most throbbing headaches are benign, i.e. Do not imply serious underlying disease. A single "worst headache of my life" event should provoke medical investigation. Recurrent throbbing headaches are usually migrainous and respond to specific treatment if diagnosis is confirmed. 3 or more migraine headaches monthly may profitably be treated preventively. ...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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Why do I get throbbing headache when i laugh too much?

Why do I get throbbing headache when i laugh too much?

Common problem: Headaches are a common problem and often no direct cause is identified. Many of these patients suffer from migraine. Increased physical stress, as from straining as you might do when you laugh a lot or lift a heavy object can also trigger a headache. ...Read more

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Nearly every morning between 4&5 am I get a throbbing headache, left side. Worse lying down. Drinking coffee helps. What is causing this?

Nearly every morning between 4&5 am I get a throbbing headache, left side. Worse lying down. Drinking coffee helps. What is causing this?

Hard to know: If you drink a lot of coffee during the day, then rebound headache is a possibility. Rebound is also possible with other headache meds. Other than that, more information would be helpful and it is important to know that "red flag" headache symptoms that should prompt urgent evaluation include headaches that wake you from sleep or any sudden change to chronic headaches. ...Read more

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Years ago I used to get a mild throbbing headache when I ran. That hasn't happened in years but does anyone have an idea what could have caused that?

Exertional: Headaches from exertion are present in a small % of people. These are often self-limiting and come on for no apparent reason and some weeks later depart the same way. Despite research, neuroscientists are still uncertain of the cause(s). Migraine and muscle tension or even temporo-mandibular joint troubles are possibilities too. Glad they've resolved. Hope you're still exercising ...Read more

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Sometimes when i stand up i get a throbbing headache. Normal?

Sometimes when i stand up i get a throbbing headache. Normal?

Normal=Common: No: While not normal, it is behavior, not optimal, not extremely rare, yet not necessarily serious, at least in the short term, also clearly not healthy. Symptoms c/w vascular/migraine ha, especially if pulse in sync with the ha throb. There are several ways to improve, though would avoid most meds, a few might help a little. Best seek: mechanism of ha, address your internal controls & excellent help. ...Read more

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Lately every time I stand up I get a throbbing headache. Is this normal?

Lately every time I stand up I get a throbbing headache. Is this normal?

Throbbing headaches: Of course it is not normal. have your primary care physician do orthostatic blood pressure measurement. Physical exam focused on carotid ascultation and nervous system will be helpful. Further a carotid doppler or CT Angiography of the head and neck possible might answer some questions. ...Read more

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Throbbing headache where head meets neck will get better when relaxing then come back when walking around. Ice helps some. How to help? cause?

Throbbing headache where head meets neck will get better when relaxing then come back when walking around. Ice helps some. How to help? cause?

Tension migraine: Tension migraine is a type of headache caused by contraction of the muscles that attach to the skull. The headaches often worsen as the day progresses. Treatment includes massage, physical therapy, biofeedback and meditation to reduce stress and anxiety. Botox injections in the scalp muscles and a variety of medications may reduce the headaches. See a neurologist who specializes in headaches. ...Read more

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How do you prevent throbbing headaches during your menses. I get them on the first day and the last couple days. H/As under control except that time.

How do you prevent throbbing headaches during your menses. I get them on the first day and the last couple days. H/As under control except that time.

Water and minerals: Make sure that you are staying well hydrated, mainly with water. Drink 1 1/2 to 2 qts water daily, especially during your period. Eat several servings of fruits and vegetables to increase your mineral and vitamin intake. Get a magnesium/calcium supplement and take a dose three times per day. If diarrhea develops, cut out the middle dose or take a half dose three time a day . ...Read more

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I have been having a numbness on the R side of my face with a headache & throbbing...and the skin and right ear get very hot to the touch. ?

I have been having a numbness on the R side of my face with a headache & throbbing...and the skin and right ear get very hot to the touch. ?

Complicated migraine: this is most likely a complicated migraine based on throbbing pain and skin sensitivity vs less likely brain lesion affecting the cranial nerve 5 or autonomic trigeminal cephalgia. you need to see a neurologist for this issue and get MRI brain to rule out demyelinating or space occupying lesions, but again highest suspicion is for migraine ...Read more

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I have a pounding throbbing headache which pulses at the bottom of my head, I also get sore eyes when looking at light why is this?

I have a pounding throbbing headache which pulses at the bottom of my head, I also get sore eyes when looking at light why is this?

Viral meningitis?: If this is a new symptom, these symptoms could mean meningitis, especially if you also have fever. That's not necessarily as alarming as it sounds: most meningitis is caused by viruses and not especially dangerous. But play it safe and see a doctor immediately -- go to an urgent care center or emergency department if your personal physician is not immediately available. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can i get rid of headache?

How can i get rid of headache?

Fluids and Sleep: Ensure you're taking enough fluids. Try getting a good nights sleep. Stay away from bright lights and loud noises. If these don't cure the headache ,try taking some Tylenol or Anti inflammatories. If none of these help then you need to see a Dr to investigate the cause of the headache ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a headache?

How do I get rid of a headache?

Many options.: Headaches can be caused by many different causes - eye strain, dehydration, neck tension, or be migraine-type. If you get a mild headache only occasionally, i suggest trying to drink a glass or two of water, take some tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, get off the screen if you have been keyboarding or texting, and ask a friend to massage your neck and shoulders for a few minutes. If it persists, see the doc. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a headache?

How can I get rid of a headache?

Cause of headache: Many possibilities. Help for you depends on what is causing the headaches. Please give much more information so we can help you. ...Read more

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What to use to get rid of headaches?

What to use to get rid of headaches?

Chronic daily HA's: You need to break up pattern with preventative measures, and many choices: otc includes riboflavin, butterbur, co-q10, feverfew, magnesium. Rx such as divalproex sodium, topirimate, beta-blockers, naproxen. Botox, newer dental devices, occipital nerve blocks. Really best to see neurologist who specializes in headaches. ...Read more

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How to get rid of headache immediately?

How to get rid of headache immediately?

First...: Drink plenty of water and eat something. Try pinching your adductor pollicis (locating in the webbing/area between your index finger and thumb, it feels like a tight ball) make clockwise circles while pinching this spot, this should help with the headache but it is really only temporary. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixh20u56i8g. ...Read more