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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
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
Headaches: 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
I've been suffering with bad headaches for a while now. So bad if i attempted to stand up i would lose my balance. I have been to see my gp. ?
If I would soon get acupuncture for my nose problems, can I still go to school during them? I am in the ninth grade and I do need to learn.
Agree w Dr. Baker: You can be fully functioning after acupuncture treatments. Auricular (ear) acupuncture done with semi-permanent needles can remain in place for 1 to 7 days with continual treatment. However you wouldn't be so likely to have regular needles in place during classes. I usually tell my patients not to exercise for at least 4 hours before or after a treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a diabetic when I start walking I am getting pain in my left knee can you please help for medication?
When to see a doctor: A headache can be a symptom of a serious condition, such as a stroke, meningitis or encephalitis. Go to a hospital emergency room or call 911 or your local emergency number if you're experiencing the worst headache of your life, a sudden, severe headache or a headache accompanied by: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/headache/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050800 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I am having tension headaches everyday and ibuprofen isn't helping, what will? Or should I see a doctor?
See the doctor: You need to find the culprit of the headaches. If it is truly tension headaches you need to definitely find a stress outlet. Whether it is alone time, friends, family, reading, tv, exercise, etc...I suggest exercise personally but with all those headaches you need to ssee your doc to make sure it isn't anything else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Motion sensitive: you may be motion sensitive - have excessive response to vestibular input. ...Read more
Go to ob: Im not touching this one! go to your ob/gyn. ...Read more
Can I go to my doctor for anger management help? I have no idea who to go to, but I know I need help.
Ask around: Your doc may refer to someone he/she or their nurse, your minister etc--find out who others know & think is good ...Read more
Non-Steroidals: Headache after your inhaler can be from vascular dilation and blood flow changes in the central nervous system. Non-steroidals like over the counter Ibuprofen and naprosyn (naproxen) can be helpful for this. They might also reduce your need for asthma inhalers. Be mindful that their principal side effect is stomach acidity so you might need an antiacid type medication simultaneously. ...Read more
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