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What could this pain in my head be? Is tylenol (acetaminophen) just as good as excedrin?

What could this pain in my head be? Is tylenol (acetaminophen) just as good as excedrin?

More Info Needed: You should provide description of pain, location, duration, etc. To be able to answer. This may indicate a serious medical issue and should be evaluated by a physician. Both tylenol (acetaminophen) and Excedrin are mild-mod pain relievers, but Aspirin products do have effects on coagulation. You need to get a medical consult to determine type and cause of pain in your head. ...Read more

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I have a persistent headache, primarily in the back of my head. Get some relief from excedrin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc. Do you have any recommendations?

I have a persistent headache, primarily in the back of my head. Get some relief from excedrin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc. Do you have any recommendations?

Call Doctor ASAP!: If this is the first time you have had this symptom, it could be something serious. Call your doctor ASAP or go to Emergency room. Otherwise Try meditation, relaxation, warm compresses at the back of the neck and temples for 10-12 minutes about 3 times daily. ...Read more

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Headache x5days Motrin,Tylenol, Excedrin not helping Right back of head sharp pain/pressure Feels like I was hit in the head, dizziness on and off?

Headache x5days Motrin,Tylenol, Excedrin not helping Right back of head sharp pain/pressure Feels like I was hit in the head, dizziness on and off?

New headache: This sounds new. Any new headache refractory to pain medication and with associated symptoms such as fever, confusion, muscle weakness, dizziness, or vision change needs evaluation. Although still more likely to be transient/treatable, I would recommend seeing your physician or heading to the ED if the pain is unremitting. ...Read more

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I've had a stabbing pain on the left side of my head for a week now, I've taken Aleve, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Excedrin migraine and ibuprofen nothing relieves it?

I've had a stabbing pain on the left side of my head for a week now, I've taken Aleve, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Excedrin migraine and ibuprofen nothing relieves it?

See your PCP: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for headache evaluation, tests and treatment options. ...Read more

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If I took two Tylenol (acetaminophen) 2 hrs ago for a headache (migraine) can I take Excedrin migraine?

If I took two Tylenol (acetaminophen) 2 hrs ago for a headache (migraine) can I take Excedrin migraine?

Migraine: Suggest u keep the amount of acetaminophen below 4000mg. However there are better therapies for migraine and using Otc Meds can lead to rebound headaches and convert episodic migraine to chronic daily headache ...Read more

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Which is better and the most effective tylenol (acetaminophen) or Excedrin for tension headache / migraine?

Which is better and the most effective tylenol (acetaminophen) or Excedrin for tension headache / migraine?

Depends: Excedrin contains tylenol (or acetaminophen)/caffeine/aspirin. For some people, tylenol alone can help with their headache. For more severe headache/migraine, excedrin might help better since it has caffeine which helps to constrict your blood vessels. In both cases, it will not treat/cure your headache, but it will help with the pain. ...Read more

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I had a very bad headache today. I took tylenol (acetaminophen) but it wouldn't go away. I ate lunch but still had until Excedrin's migraine and tooth hurts as well.

I had a very bad headache today. I took tylenol (acetaminophen) but it wouldn't go away. I ate lunch but still had until Excedrin's migraine and tooth hurts as well.

Sorry to hear that: I recommend you see a dentist to diagnose and resolve any dental issues and a physician to evaluate you medically and discuss your migraines and any other medical issues. I hope you don't think we can diagnose and treat you over the internet. ...Read more

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Headache x3 days. Woke me up last night around 2am. Tried Excedrin, Motrin, and Tylenol (acetaminophen) nothing helps. Vomiting everything I eat/drink no fever.

Headache x3 days. Woke me up last night around 2am. Tried Excedrin, Motrin, and Tylenol (acetaminophen) nothing helps. Vomiting everything I eat/drink no fever.

Headache: This headache sounds pretty severe. It appears you have a history of migraine. Is this one similar or much worse? Migraines shouldn't last more than 3 days. If this headache is not improving and/or very different from your typical migraines, please see a doctor right away. Your doctor if possible today, ER if your doc is unavailable. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 excedrine migraine for a headache 5 hours after I took 2 Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and flu pills?

Can I take 2 excedrine migraine for a headache 5 hours after I took 2 Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and flu pills?

You should not: You should not take these medication so close or in combination. Excedrin has Caffeine, and Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold has decongestants, you are already taking propanolol which is a beta blocker (for some reason) The whole thing could result in tachycardia and anxiety at the least. ...Read more

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I'm on Buspar (buspirone) and Celexa. What painkillers (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Excedrine, etc) are safe to take with these medications to combat a headache?

I'm on Buspar (buspirone) and Celexa. What painkillers (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Excedrine, etc) are safe to take with these medications to combat a headache?

Headache: I understand your distress, Buspar (buspirone) is a medication for Anxiety; Celexa is for Depression. Both Buspar (buspirone) and Celexa can cause headache. See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, gradual decrease and then discontinuing these medication; Therapy for stress in your life to cope with unpleasant feelings and symptoms, Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation ...Read more

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