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Ways To Get Rid Of Dizziness
Headache: 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
Insomnia: There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months please identify the stressor that caused this, it could be move to a different time zone, financial, relation stress etc. Google sleep hygiene you may need short term meds like ambien cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia works best according to studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Fainting spells: First try to find out the cause of the spells, and when do they occur. This may help with the cause. People can faint due to cardiac or neurological causes, so if you determine that you are not having seizures then we look to see if your heart is structurally normal. If it is normal then we look for causes or associations. ...Read more
Complicated Q, but..: There r many types of migraine, and many rx's. If you've never had work-up for cause, c ur gp or a neurologist for evaluation. Ur description, blood tests, an MRI may be important. For now, try drinking a lot of water/fruit juice, rest in dark room, take two advil (ibuprofen) or alleve with a bit of food, avoid cheeses & wines, drink 2 cups of caffeinated coffee, and do some deep relaxation breathing. Smile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constant headaches: It helps to know what kind of headaches you have first. Tension headache? Migraine? Paroxysmal hemicrania? Something else. We cannot expect you to make the diagnosis. It would help for you to work with a medical provider who knows about headaches, so they can guide you through this. ...Read more
Menstrual cramps?: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more
Psychotherapy: Anxiety is the symptom of something being wrong. But it is something that you are not conscious of. If the anxiety is causing difficulties in life, an evaluation by a mental health professional would be the first step. It might be that psychotherapy would find the underlying fears and resolve the anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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