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I've had a headache for two days straight, I've taken headache meds. But they aren't helping, what can I do?

I've had a headache for two days straight, I've taken headache meds. But they aren't helping, what can I do?

Headaches: If this is the worst headache that you have experienced . Then you may need to see your doctor. Otherwise, most headaches are either tension type headaches or migraine headaches. If they fluctuate with your period then it may be hormonally related. If there are other symptoms like dizziness, visual problems. Weakness, speech issues, then you probably should seek out your doctor. ...Read more

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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've had a headache for two days straight. Hurts on the sides and front. Also, can't sleep. Any causes?

I've had a headache for two days straight. Hurts on the sides and front. Also, can't sleep. Any causes?

A multiplicity of: Potential causes. If the pain is so bad it is preventing you from sleeping, and especially if you rarely get headaches, I suggest you have this evaluated right away (meaning in urgent care or an emergency room.) If you have a regular doctor who can see you today I would call and go there right away. This can be a serious problem or it may be something minor, better to err on the side of caution. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for two days straight and have taken pain killers but the headache remains, could it be from the weather?

I've had a headache for two days straight and have taken pain killers but the headache remains, could it be from the weather?

Possibly: Have you reacted to weather in your past? If so — sure! If not, still perhaps if there have been unusual conditions or if you are changing in some way. Don't overuse the pin killers if they aren't working. Try environmental impacts — change heat level, dryness level, drink water, sinus drainage efforts — positional, steam, etc. Neck massage may help. Call doctor if it goes into week. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for two days, after eating raw red onions?

I've had a headache for two days, after eating raw red onions?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for 2 days straight can I be pregnant?

I've had a headache for 2 days straight can I be pregnant?

MANY POSSIBILITIES: You should have an idea if you could be pregnant. Headaches alone? Doubt it. Missed periods, nausea anything else? When in doubt pregnancy test ...Read more

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I'm having these really bad headaches and asprin is not helping what should I do? I've had these headaches for 2 days.It's a throbbing pain. I took tyenol, advil, (ibuprofen) and bc headache powder. The pain is not as bad but never goes away?

I'm having these really bad headaches and asprin is not helping what should I do? I've had these headaches for 2 days.It's a throbbing pain. I took tyenol, advil, (ibuprofen) and bc headache powder. The pain is not as bad but never goes away?

Pounding headache: If you have diagnoses of migraine, they can last up to 72 hours. If longer please see urgent care. Make sure to hydrate, eat three meals a day, exercise, and decrease stress, sleep regular hours, avoid caffeine. These tips will help to avoid future headaches. ...Read more

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Back of my neck on my right side really hurts and I've had a bad headache for 2 days, is this a migraine?

Back of my neck on my right side really hurts and I've had a bad headache for 2 days, is this a migraine?

Could be...: Migraine usually have nausea & light sensitivity with them. A cervicogenic headache can occur when the muscles in the back of your neck are tight and pull on the membrane & muscles surrounding your skull. There are other types & causes of headaches that can be concerning too. For a bad headache lasting this long, you should definitely see a doctor. ...Read more

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I've had headache for 2 days with neck pain. Worse when I sleep or lie down.Also, worse when I move my eyes. No fever and had slight chills yesterday.

Tough to tell: Fever? Distribution of pain. Suggest you seek counsel from your pcp asap. Sounds like a viral illness, but positional change issues could be deeper into the inner ear. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for about 2 days now and all of a sudden yesterday I could taste blood in my mouth and throat is there a reason why?!

I've had a headache for about 2 days now and all of a sudden yesterday I could taste blood in my mouth and throat is there a reason why?!

Headache: It is important that you see a doctor or a dentist depending on where the blood is coming for. This needs to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Just noticed a sm bump on scalp with a bald patch. Area is tender. Spot is purplish & doc thinks it's a mole. Derm appt in 3+ wks. I've had headache for 2+ days. I also hit head hard there 4 months ago.

Just noticed a sm bump on scalp with a bald patch. Area is tender. Spot is purplish & doc thinks it's a mole. Derm appt in 3+ wks. I've had headache for 2+ days. I also hit head hard there 4 months ago.

Headaches: As physicians, we try to put all the symptoms and aspects of the history to come together to diagnose a one single condition. However, it is possible that in your case, you are dealing with three different unrelated problems. I am glad you have the appointment scheduled to check the scalp. That is a start. ...Read more

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Started taking fluoxetine 7 days ago and I've had some nasty headaches for 2 days now will they go away mainly at night before sleeping then occur?

Started taking fluoxetine 7 days ago and I've had some nasty headaches for 2 days now will they go away mainly at night before sleeping then occur?

SSRI's: SSRIs like Prozac are effective in some patients but not in general. There are other antidepressants with much greater effectiveness and fewer Headaches...ask your doctor for Brintillex or Remeron (mirtazapine) or a herbalist for an alternative. ...Read more

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I need to go to urgent care because I've had a really awful headache for two days. What 2 say 2 get point across that I'm in a lot of pain? Worried

I need to go to urgent care because I've had a really awful headache for two days. What 2 say 2 get point across that I'm in a lot of pain? Worried

Visit ER: Many clinicians consider parenteral administration of DHE 45, (dihydroergotamine) ketamine, lidocaine, other agents to be a very safe and reasonable treatment for intractable migraine. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had constant headaches for the past two days and each day I've woken up with a burst blood vessel in the same eye. Is this normal?

I've had constant headaches for the past two days and each day I've woken up with a burst blood vessel in the same eye. Is this normal?

NO: Lease get checked at your local ER. Apparently there is some pressure inside your eye causing broken blood vessels and the headache suggests the need for an examination-ASAP! ...Read more

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I've had a headache and tiredness for 2 days, what do I have?

I've had a headache and tiredness for 2 days, what do I have?

Symptoms: You may have symptoms of a viral illness, migraine, or possibly depression. In other wordsthere are many causes for your symptoms. If symptoms persist see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for the past 2 days. It started of as a small headache yesterday morning, but by 5pm, it got the worse and I threw up plus my body was cold. I felt better today but I've had a mild headache all day. Should I go to the er for this?

I've had a headache for the past 2 days. It started of as a small headache yesterday morning, but by 5pm, it got the worse and I threw up plus my body was cold. I felt better today but I've had a mild headache all day. Should I go to the er for this?

Depends: If your headache does not go away with tylenol (acetaminophen) (no ibuprofen if you have nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or don't eat with it), consider going to an UC or seeing your doc. If the headache is severe and you have never had one like it before, go to the ER by all means, or if you have numbness, tingling, weakness, or other abnormal symptoms. It may just be a virus and tylenol (acetaminophen) will help. ...Read more

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“im 39 weeks pregnant dilated to a 1cm and 60 effaced I've had a headache slight fizzy for 2 days now what can it be?”

Preeclampsia: Any headache in the third trimester should be investigated and preeclampsia should be ruled out. See your OB and check your blood pressure and urine for protein to start. ...Read more

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“im 39 weeks pregnant dilated to a 1cm and 60 effaced I've had a headache, slight dizziness for 2 days now what can it be?”

“im 39 weeks pregnant dilated to a 1cm and 60 effaced I've had a headache, slight dizziness for 2 days now what can it be?”

Observe: As long as your blood pressure is normal and your urine specimen does not show protein, it probably is just late pregnancy fatigue. Rest, hydrate, and tylenol (acetaminophen) es could be helpful. Sometimes a cup of coffee or tea may help as well. ...Read more

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I've had low BP and headaches for 2 days, my normal BP is around 104/80. Yesterday it was 88/54 and today 88/46 with a bad headache what is it?

I've had low BP and headaches for 2 days, my normal BP is around 104/80. Yesterday it was 88/54 and today 88/46 with a bad headache what is it?

Hypotension: I would be concerned you are sick. Headache and hypotension could be signs of infection, even serious infection. Other possibilites could be dehydration- vomiting or diarrhea? Endocrine problem too. Get checked. ...Read more

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Can coughing really hard cause a brain aneurysm or other serious problem? I've had a headache since I coughed hard 2 days ago. Tylenol (acetaminophen) isn't helping.

Can coughing really hard cause a brain aneurysm or other serious problem? I've had a headache since I coughed hard 2 days ago. Tylenol (acetaminophen) isn't helping.

It cannot: Coughing hard cannot cause a brain aneurysm. Headache from aneurysmal rupture will be the worst headache of your life. Violent coughing can cause arterial dissection of the carotid or vertebral arteries that can cause headache or neck pain. If you have a primary care physician, get checked up because you need to be worked up and on medications such as blood thinners if you have this. ...Read more

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I've had a bad headache for the past 2 days now & nothing seems to help it what are some reasons I could be getting these?

I've had a bad headache for the past 2 days now & nothing seems to help it what are some reasons I could be getting these?

Many possibilities: The differential diagnosis for headaches is very extensive! They can come from, stress, dehydration, vascular spasm, migraines, brain tumors, low blood sugar, excessive medication intake or withdrawal, aneurysm. In other words you need evaluation! ...Read more

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For the last two days I've had a headache and pain behind my eyes. My eyes feel as though there's fluid or pressure behind them. Is this a migraine?

For the last two days I've had a headache and pain behind my eyes. My eyes feel as though there's fluid or pressure behind them. Is this a migraine?

Sinus infection: Sinus infection can cause frontal headaches, pressure behind eyes, nasal congestion and post nasal drip. Migraine can cause similar symptoms but usually have associated nause, photophobia, throbbing pain. ...Read more

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I've been gettin headaches for a couple of years now! They sometimes last for two or three days! I'm a primary sch teacher. Advice greatly appreciate?

I've been gettin headaches for a couple of years now! They sometimes last for two or three days! I'm a primary sch teacher. Advice greatly appreciate?

More information: This is a difficult question to answer as the type of headache, frequency, and associated symptoms are very important. I would recommend that you see your primary care physician or a neurologist. ...Read more