Top
10
Doctor insights on: I Have A Really Bad Headache

Share
1

1
What to do if I have a really bad headache. Help?

What to do if I have a really bad headache. Help?

Vague: Without a history and exam, hard to tell how to treat. There are many types of headaches and triggers- muscular, sinus, infections, trauma, tmj/tmd, etc. Otc meds can help, but are treating the symptom not the cause. See a dr. Asap. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
4,158 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
I have a really bad headache. What can I do about it?

I have a really bad headache. What can I do about it?

Possibly!!: There can be several reasons for a bad headache. If this is the first time that you have suffered from a headache, call your primary physician asap. If you have suffered from similar headaches or milder ones, you could try relaxation techniques like warm bath, deep breathing, green tea and massages. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Hi I have a really bad headache its very painful I taken today of work what shall I do next ?

Hi I have a really bad headache its very painful I taken today of work what shall I do next ?

TRY THE FOLLOWING: Apply ICE packs to the BACK OF YOUR NECK alternating with (WET Heat is best but a heating pad will do) There are OTC packs that can go in MICROWAVE OR FREEZER these wrapped in kitchen towels are best. Stay in a dark room if possible and listen to MUSIC do not use your eyes (TV) This combination of "treatments" help 85% of headaches ranging from migraine to simple "tension" headaches TRY IT! Z ...Read more

5

5
I just got back from Maine and I have a really bad headache. What should I do to make this go away? It hurts and sucks really bad

I just got back from Maine and I have a really bad headache. What should I do to make this go away? It hurts and sucks really bad

Not good publicity: Don't let the people from ME hear your complaint...on the other hand, maybe they'll pay you to keep quiet! Fully paid trip to Vermont! Just don't tell 'em you got a HA in ME! HA! So, is this a first time bad headache or do you get these a lot? Could it have come on from the plane ride? Sometimes changes in barometric pressure or elevational changes from ME to FL can trigger horrible HA's. ...Read more

6

6
I have a really bad headache (8/10) on the very top of my head, it's not on either side and it's been there for 2 1/2 hours. What could be the cause?

I have a really bad headache (8/10) on the very top of my head, it's not on either side and it's been there for 2 1/2 hours. What could be the cause?

Tension headache: If you are not allergic to Aspirin, take and NSAID. If that does not help and you have ANY other symptoms for longer, consult your PCP or go the the ED. ...Read more

7

7
I have a really bad headache, i get them from 2 pm till i go to sleep. Its been getting way worst lately,?

I have a really bad headache, i get them from 2 pm till i go to sleep. Its been getting way worst lately,?

Chronicity: Headaches that long that are worsening should be seen by a doctor. Avoid triggers like excessive caffeine intake, smoking, excess stress, etc. Many things can cause headaches, so get eval and then treatment will follow once properly diagnosed. best wishes. ...Read more

8

8
I have a really bad headache panadol (acetaminophen) isnt helpingbpls tell me what I should do?

Headache: Sorry to hear you are in pain. Definitely need to keep talking to your doctor about this. In addition to medications, hands on therapy like cranio-sacral massage can help. Also, please keep a headache diary so you can track the triggers. Stress can play a big role in headaches. Get your vision checked out as well. Good luck. ...Read more

9

9
I went to the pool 8 hrs ago. I haven't went swimming many months ago. I have a really bad headache. Could it be the chlorine or something else?

I went to the pool 8 hrs ago. I haven't went swimming many months ago. I have a really bad headache. Could it be the chlorine or something else?

Could be the trigger: Chlorine and other chemicals used for cleaning/maitaining the pool can trigger a migraine headache etc...Excessive chlorinated water up in the nose during the swim probably was the culprit, or it could just be coincidence. If you never had headache before, and if this does not get better, consult doc... Oct excedrine etc.. May help... Good luck.. ...Read more

10

10
I have difficulty stop blinking, in the morning it's ok my eyes don't hurt, then the blinking starts and by 6.30 pm I have a really bad headache?

I have difficulty stop blinking, in the morning it's ok my eyes don't hurt, then the blinking starts and by 6.30 pm I have a really bad headache?

Eye drops, Botox: One possibility is that you have dry eyes, which is more common in the winter with dry air, in which case eye drops will help. The second, more likely possibility is blepharospasm (look it up), which is treated with botox, usually by a neurologist. Botox will also help your headaches. ...Read more