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When Should I Seek Help For My Headaches
Depends: Many people have occassonal headaches that respond to over-the-counter meds and relaxation. However, if the headaches are occurring often or don't respond to those meds, you need an evaluation. Also, for any neurological signs (vision changes, numbness/tingling, confusion, etc) do not wait...See a dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had headache behind eyes approx 7 hrs 4/10, big sudden surge of pain 8/10 and then headache basically 1/10 after. Cluster ache or should I seek help?
Tension vs Migraine: I need more data but this might be a migraine. I would be suspect of a migraine if you have family history of migraines, headaches are cyclical, they last a 6-48 hours, you have nausea and vomiting. They get better if you are in a dark room without a lot of noise. Or this is just a simple tension headache which occurs maybe 1-2 times a month? Try Tylenol (acetaminophen) if not better or cyclical see doctor. ...Read more
Headache diary: The best all-around tip for headaches is a headache diary. This includes the timing and severity of your headaches, what you were doing prior to, etc. Also important is what you do for them and whether it works. Here's a helpful link to get you started. http://www.headaches.org/for_professionals/headache_diary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs attention: Headaches are a common but often benign problem. However, persistant symptoms do require evaluation. This is especially so when the problem is of recent onset, represents a change from a usual pattern or is associated with other symptoms like blurred vision or disruption of sleep. You should discuss the problem and its history with your doctor to determine what tests and treatment are needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Since 8.12.14 ive been getting headaches that no med or amount seems to help. Dr.s don't know. I wake up with them being the worst. Suggestions?
Many possibilities: Hard to say without knowing more. Some of the following are important to know: are you otherwise sick (could be just a virus), do you have any chronic illnesses (an exacerbation of any chronic illness could cause a headache), where is the pain in the head, what is the quality of the pain, do you have nausea, does light bother you (maybe it's a migraine) are you stressed? Sleep an issue? Eating? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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