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When should I seek help for headache symptoms?

When should I seek help for headache symptoms?

Symptoms interfere: If you answer yes to the below questions - you should seek help. Are you having 3->4 headaches/week? Are your headaches keeping from going to work multiple days/month? Are your headahes one-sided associated with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea? Have you ever had transient visual loss, motor weakness or slurred speech? Are your headaches associated with your periods, or with certain foods /red wine? ...Read more

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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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Please suggest the best OTC medicine(s) for sinus symptoms management(esp. the headache) and can be used regularly.

Please suggest the best OTC medicine(s) for sinus symptoms management(esp. the headache) and can be used regularly.

OTC meds for Sunuses: Pseduephedrine (Sudafed) is the main decongestant sold OTC, but due to its potential for abuse, it is now stored behind the shelf and u need to ask for it. It can cause increased heart rate and insomnia. u can use nasal sprays to decongest while avoiding the insomnia caused by oral decongestants. Anti allergy meds can be used if they are adding to the congestion otherwise u can skip these ...Read more

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What is a headache a symptom of mainly?

What is a headache a symptom of mainly?

Headache: Your headaches coudl be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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Is a headache a common symptom of colds?

Is a headache a common symptom of colds?

Colds cause headache: Colds frequently cause headaches due to a viral infection in your sinuses. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for the different types of headaches?

What are the symptoms for the different types of headaches?

Migraine vs tension: There are too many different types of headaches to discuss here so i will discuss only the two mentioned above. Tension headaches are a deep aching or squeezing sensation on both sides of the head. They originate in the back of head or forehead. Migraines are usually one side only, and are associated with nausea, vomiting, increased pain induced by light or sound. ...Read more

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Headaches for about the past 2 weeks but no other notable symptoms?

Headaches for about the past 2 weeks but no other notable symptoms?

Analgesic headache: Daily headache still could be primary from tension headache, or secondary like systemic causes, drug induced headache-- but additional hx like previous headache, sensitivity to light, location, sleep history can help us classify headache better. ...Read more

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I have G A D.I suffer from nagging headaches.Is this a symptom of G A D. Thanks?

I have G A D.I suffer from nagging headaches.Is this a symptom of G A D. Thanks?

Headaches and GAD: The anxiety can result in muscular tension in the head and neck region which could result in headaches. Many medications, and one must assume supplements, too, can cause headaches. Pain medication taken regularly can cause chronic daily headaches. Might be best to increase the lexapro (escitalopram) dose and decrease the diazepam. SSRI meds have helped migraine-type HA's. Benzo's now may be assoc with dementia. ...Read more

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One of my relative has permanent headaches. .Could it be a symptom of anything else?

One of my relative has permanent headaches. .Could it be a symptom of anything else?

Headache: There are many types of headaches. Some headaches are primary and some are secondary- meaning caused by something else. Severe or recurrent headaches are often investigated with a ct scan to rule out brain tumor or other abnormality. ...Read more

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