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I have had a headache for 5 days and no matter what I do or take it wont go away?

I have had a headache for 5 days and no matter what I do or take it wont go away?

Seek care: See a physician for this. There are a number of different causes of a long headache like yours, including serious diagnoses. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) (not ibuprofen) and call for an appointment. Best of luck. ...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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Pounding headache for 6 days won't go away with anything I do or take what should I do? Could it be serious?

Pounding headache for 6 days won't go away with anything I do or take what should I do? Could it be serious?

See doctor: There are many causes of a pounding headache, however- if it has persisted this long- it deserves a full history and physical from your doctor. He needs to know all medications, dietary foods, caffeine products you are taking etc. Best of luck to you ...Read more

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I've been sick for 2 days now woth fever and headaches that wont go away. What should I take?

I've been sick for 2 days now woth fever and headaches that wont go away. What should I take?

Fever & headache: As long as the fever is not high (persistently > 102), and if it has only been 2 days, i would just take Ibuprofen (otc), 3 tabs 3 times a day as this is probably a viral process that will go away by itself. I would wait up to a week for low-grade fever and mild to moderate headache to go away on its own. If the fever is high, or if the headache is unusually severe, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a headache that won't go away it's in the back of my neck I've had it for a few days now nothing works for it who do i do? What do i take?

I have a headache that won't go away it's in the back of my neck I've had it for a few days now nothing works for it who do i do? What do i take?

Cervical based: headaches are very common and are usually due to SPASM of the neck muscles (In fact BOTOX has been used to treat the worse cases!!) Try alternating ICE and HEAT on the back of your neck/head. See which helps the most and stick with that modality! See your PCP for exact diagnosis and possible referral to a Headache Specialist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Sometimes I get headaches everyday and no matter what I take they wont go away?

Sometimes I get headaches everyday and no matter what I take they wont go away?

Have this checked: Please have this checked. Persistent headaches could be as "simple" as a migraine or something more serious. It's imperative that you be checked for uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure), more seriously, a persistent headache could be a tumor... You should at least have a ct of the head with contrast. ...Read more

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I have a headache and it wont go away I have tried resting and taking lots of water im 14 w pregnant is it safe to take cocodamol?

I have a headache and it wont go away I have tried resting  and taking lots of water im 14 w pregnant is it safe to take cocodamol?

Headaches: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, teeth grinding, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems among other things. See a doctor to get checked out so you can get som ehelp for your headaches. ...Read more

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Everyday headaches when I wake up, and won't go away when I take advil (ibuprofen)?

Everyday headaches when I wake up, and won't go away when I take advil (ibuprofen)?

Need much: more information to give you any ideas about these headaches. Suggest you be evaluated by your doctor and consider sleep disorders such as sleep apnea as a cause. ...Read more

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I get vertigo when i wake in the morning and it takes hours to go away. It is sometimes followed by a headache that lasts for days.

I get vertigo when i wake in the morning and it takes hours to go away. It is sometimes followed by a headache that lasts for days.

Vertigo: This doesn't sound good do u know difference between vertigo- drunk sensation and light headed. You need medical checkup on blood pressure and cardiovascular risk. Vertigo can be central nervous system represent pre stroke , inner ear, or problem in brain. Peripheral has numerous causes, including cardiac arrhythmia. So is it cardiovascular, metabolic, or balance system. See a doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more

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