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I have been getting a bad headache for a week?

I have been getting a bad headache for a week?

Anything: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, eye strain, teeth grinding, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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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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I have a bad headache. I get them atleast once or twice per week. They sometimes make me feel a little drousy and nauseous but I am never really sick?

Probably migraines: The most common cause for frequent headache in an otherwise healthy individual is migraine. Oftentimes these can cause nausea, light sensitivity, and fatigue. Although you might think that you are too young to get migraines, many patients have had them even younger than you. There are good treatments available; a neurologist should be able to help you. ...Read more

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I take 40 mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 5 days a week and get a bad headache in the evening on the 1st day. Is low dose codeine once a week okay? I have uc- no nsaids.

No: I want you to have a great result on vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Love it as a medication and Codeine is a downer. Take care of yourself. You're special . I can tell by the great question you asked. ...Read more

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Why do I get bad headache frequently?

Why do I get bad headache frequently?

That is a good: Question. Glasses wrong prescription or brain tumor? Extreme? They are treated very differently, so i hope you take more time then just asking to find out the real cause, then i could stop worrying about you. ...Read more

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How can I get of a really bad headache?

How can I get of a really bad headache?

Migraine: There are several reasons for bad headaches such as migraines, meningitis which is brain infection, brain tumor, or bleeding strokes. You need to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I get a bad headache everyday around 4-5pm, why is that?

Headaches: Headaches could be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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Why do I get bad headache a few hours before a rain moves in?

Why do I get bad headache a few hours before a rain moves in?

Barometric headaches: There is an type of headache known as the barometric headache. These are described by patients as severe headaches which mimic migraines and can last days. We believe that people with such headaches are triggered by air pressure changes which occur when weather systems move in and out. The more sudden and intense the changes are, the more severe the headaches. A good specialist can help. ...Read more

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I get stressed a lot but always get a bad headache when i'm stressed. How can I stop this happening?

I get stressed a lot but always get a bad headache when i'm stressed. How can I stop this happening?

Trigger: Well, you know the trigger, so that's a start. One would say, get rid of the stress, but not always practical (e.g. If stress is work, school, etc). See is any psychologists in your area that are experienced with biofeedback and relaxation. They can show you some very helpful tips to reduce symptoms whenever stressed. ...Read more

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Why do I get a bad headache everytime I wake up from a nap? Is it best for me to eliminate naps or will it get better?

Why do I get a bad headache everytime I wake up from a nap? Is it best for me to eliminate naps or will it get better?

Hello Young Lady: I've missed you stopping by to let me know how things've been going. Wanna go over your headache diary some time? I believe I sent you one, no? Hope you're not working in those hot places anymore. Headaches get significantly worse for every 7 degrees F elevation in temperature. Headaches upon awakening can point to something called hypnopompic type and that could point to something important. ...Read more

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I have had a really bad headache everyday since last monday i can't get it to go away what do I do? I've taken everything!

I have had a really bad headache everyday since last monday i can't get it to go away what do I do? I've taken everything!

Headaches daily: Your need to see a doctor to find out the cause.It could be migraine. But we need detailed history 1 how often you get the headaches2if it is one sided or both3if bright loght makes it worse and you feel better in dark4 how long it lasts and what relieves it 5 if you had you eyes checked and you wear glasses or contac lens.If you have sinus problems 6 if you get enough sleep and under stress. ...Read more

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I keep getting lots of flashing particals in my vision sometimes theres not many sometimes theres loads and other times its like shooting stars 50% of the after these random burts I get a really bad headache others a hot flushes and bad dizzyness with ri

I keep getting lots of flashing particals in my vision sometimes theres not many sometimes theres loads and other times its like shooting stars 50% of the after these random burts I get a really bad  headache others a hot flushes and bad dizzyness with ri

Migraine headache: Your description sounds like migraine headaches but you need to have a complete eye exam to make sure everything with eye is ok. Flashing lights can be a sign of retinal disease so a dilated exam is needed as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a bad headache?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a bad headache?

One option: Auricular acupuncture and chinese scalp acpuncture can both be very effective for alleviating headaches (including migraines). ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bad headache, what are ways to get rid of it?

ONE HEADACHE?: One headache will go away. Many headaches suggest a problem. Problems may be physical or psychological. If there are many, ask your dr to sort it out. Many people would wait untill headaches really got bad, but if there are several check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I always get a bad headache on the right side of my head? How to treat this?

Why do I always get a bad headache on the right side of my head? How to treat this?

Depends: If the headache throbs , it is likely a migraine, if it is persistent, it may be from grinding your teeth or even a sinus infection. If this is a long term issue, only a doctor can help you pinpoint the cause. ...Read more

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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

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Whenever I get a bad headache I go into a dead stare. It happens when I'm driving too. Can someone tell me what this is from?

Whenever I get a bad headache I go into a dead stare. It happens when I'm driving too. Can someone tell me what this is from?

Seizure: I would be concerned that you are having seizures that cause your headaches. Going into a "dead stare" while driving is dangerous to you and those around you. Please do not drive until you have seen a neurologist to be evaluated and these episodes have resolved. ...Read more

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I normally get a pretty bad headache right after having sex. Why is this and should i be worried?

 I normally get a pretty bad headache right after having sex. Why is this and should i be worried?

This could be...: Could be what are known as "sex headaches--" brought on by sexual activity--especially an orgasm. Can feel like a dull ache in the head that worsens as sexual excitement increases. Most sex headaches are nothing to worry about, but some can indicate serious problems, such as problems with the blood vessels that supply your brain. An evaluation by your physician, and possible imaging is in order. ...Read more

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