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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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