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Went to ER have bronchitis. Can not get scripts until tomorrow pharm closed. How to stop coughing tonight, so I can get sleep and rid headache?
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
Fluids and Sleep:
Ensure you're taking enough fluids. Try getting a good nights sleep. Stay away from bright lights and loud noises. If these don't cure the headache, try taking some Tylenol or Anti inflammatories.
If none of these help then you need to see a Dr to investigate the cause of the headache ...Read more
Chronic daily HA's:
You need to break up pattern with preventative measures, and many choices: otc includes riboflavin, butterbur, co-q10, feverfew, magnesium. Rx such as divalproex sodium, topirimate, beta-blockers, naproxen.
Botox, newer dental devices, occipital nerve blocks. Really best to see neurologist who specializes in headaches. ...Read more
Drink plenty of water and eat something. Try pinching your adductor pollicis (locating in the webbing/area between your index finger and thumb, it feels like a tight ball) make clockwise circles while pinching this spot, this should help with the headache but it is really only temporary.
http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=ixh20u56i8g. ...Read more
Headache can have multiple causes. It can be migraine (very common) or can be from a brain tumor or bleeding in the brain. If this the first time you have had a headache then you need to see a physician and will need neuroimaging.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/headache/my00407. ...Read more
See your doctor: Headaches can be tricky. I think a headache journal is an excellent idea. Most of the meds we think are good for headache are not good for headache, even the triptans, designed for migriane can excerbate migriane. The best thing to do is see a doctor who specalizes in headaches. ...Read more
Headaches: Treating headaches is not always simple. Naturally, you want to avoid having a headache if possible when you know the triggers such as stress, alcohol/coffee/certain food/substances, over working, lack of sleep. If you already have a headache, it can be hard to get rid of. Try to relax, get some sleep, drink more fluid, turn off TV/phone... to see if it helps. ...Read more
Neurologist + meds: The most common chronic headache is migraine. If you have ha at least 3 days/week, you first need to get on a preventative agent. This will reduce the frequency & intensity of the pain. You also need a med. To take for the acute ha. This is usually a triptan (ie imitrex). You want to get off of any medicine that might be causing rebound/medicine overuse ha (ie excedrin). A neurologist can help. ...Read more
Take a nap can help!: For the "worst headache in the world" see someone right away as that could be a serious problem. And lots of headaches or really bad ones need some evaluation. Otherwise here are some suggestions: allowing yourself to close your eyes in a quiet space can help; a botanical called feverfew has a role for migraines although evidence is less now;acupuncture;neck traction or massage;manual medicine/omt. ...Read more
My BP is 110/57. I feel light headache but not all the time. That light headache comes and goes away periodically. How should I get rid of headache?
Stress control, etc: General helpful measures: 1. Avoid bright light and loud noise 2. If before 2 pm try a caffeinated beverage 3. If before 2 pm try moderate exercise like a 4-6 block walk 4. Anti-inflammatories prescribed by your doctor (e.g. Ketaprofen) or otc (e.g. Ibuprofen) 5. Butterbur root extract (petadolex) 6. Make sure you get 8 hrs of restful uninterrupted sleep. ...Read more
Just rest: And a good nights sleep can help. Some people use herbal remedies. Some of this is placebo effect. Sometimes just having your friends over and feeling happy can reduce headaches. But headaches if they persist or combined with other neurological symptoms need to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Headaches - if it is a habitual headache, try Acetaminophen or ibuprofen, cool compress to the head. If chronic or worsening, see doc.
Masturbation - that's a debatable question. I would not recommend it to anyone. There's no definition of excessive masturbation as far as the # of times in an individual, but excessive masturbation can be a problem. ...Read more
Daily Headaches: Usually are from tension/stress or related to migraine or allergy. If you are having daily headaches you need to talk to your md to figure out the cause to find the best way to treat them. The headaches are more likely a symptom of something else that leads to the headache. ...Read more
Headache: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more
Tips: You reduce nausea with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organ ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: sweet orange (citrus sinensis), peitigrain (citrus reticulata), mandarin (citrus reticulata) can decrease nausea. Hydrate well & Acetaminophen for headache. ...Read more
GUA SHA: You have already been provided with good ideas. Gua shat is super for tight/ tense neck, head, shoulder muscles. Gua _sha > scraping with a buffalo horn is the best pain you have ever felt. It is practiced by many acupuncturists. My patient's swear by it. However, don't be surprised if you get bruised. It is well worth it. This is a recommendation for tension headaches (not migraines). ...Read more
Cannot get rid of headaches. Am on a bete blocker, eletriptan, and morphine shots when pain will not go away. Advice?
You need careful evaluation of cause of the headaches.
1. Careful BP studies and taken in both arms.
2. If BP high has K ever been low? If so need evaluation for Conn's syndrome. ...Read more
Pain Pathway: Aspirin and most other analgesics work through stopping the chemicals that are mediators of pain pathways. In other words, for one to experience pain, the signal has to be carried out through nerves and chemicals have to mediate. Aspirin and a lot of other analgesics work by stopping the production of the chemicals. ...Read more
Glasses or rest: The most common cause is tension headaches. This can be due to straining to read without proper glasses, staring at a book or computer for hours on end, or even dry eyes. If Ibuprofen or Aspirin do not relieve the symptoms, they persist despite medication, or there is an associated vision change, you will need to see your eye doctor. Headaches that don't go away always need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Menstrual headaches: There are many women who get severe headaches during their menstrual cycle due to the fluctuations in the hormone levels. The trick is to prevent these hormonal changes. Birth control can be used continuously to avoid the drop in hormone levels that trigger the headaches. Any Obgyn should be able to help you with this problem ...Read more