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When should I seek help for my headaches?

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 more

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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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When should I seek help for my panic attacks?

When should I seek help for my panic attacks?

Panic: If attacks interfere with your daily functioning or cause significant distress, it is time. ...Read more

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I have a terrible headache, and I am pregnant 8 months. What can I do to help my headache?

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

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I have a headache what should I do to stop the pain?

I have a headache what should I do to stop the pain?

"take 2 aspirin &..": "common" headaches, which are usually stress or infection (URI) induced respond nicely to otc meds, such as aspirin. There are at least 500 causes of headache. Without a much better history, no rational answer is possible. ...Read more

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Whom must I see for help for my headaches?

Whom must I see for help for my headaches?

See your doctor 1st.: I'd suggest starting out by seeing your regular doctor, who can diagnose and treat most of the common headache causes. If your doctor is unable to find the cause, or if it's a cause best treated by a neurologist, your doctor can refer you to one. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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I've been nausea and headache for 4 days should I see a dr or what can I do to make it better?

I've been nausea and headache for 4 days should I see a dr or what can I do to make it better?

Yes: At your age, any new onset headache that has lasted this long should be evaluated by a physician and sooner than later. A proper diagnosis will also give you peace of mind and ensure proper treatment ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ears have been ringing for a week! please help!?

What do you suggest if my ears have been ringing for a week! please help!?

Consider evaluation: Recommend you see your primary care doctor or an ENT specialist for examination and evaluation. There can been many causes of tinnitus of the ear ranging from infection, loud noise exposure, or inner ear abnormalities. ...Read more

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I have a headache and an eye pain and i want to vomit, what do i have?

I have a headache and an eye pain and i want to vomit, what do i have?

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 more

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I always have a headache everyday and my body ache how do I go about treating this?

I always have a headache everyday and my body ache how do I go about treating this?

Seek medical help: If ypu are having headache everyday and associated with other symptoms you need to see your doctor to find out the cause and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had really bad knee pains for 2 weeks! should I go and see a doctor?

What to do if I have had really bad knee pains for 2 weeks! should I go and see a doctor?

Yes: This needs evaluation as there are numerous causes for the sudden onset and knee pain and/or swelling. See your family doctor or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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If I am having tension headaches everyday and ibuprofen isn't helping, what will? Or should I see a doctor?

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 more

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Could use expert help with why i get a headache after i sit on the swing?

Motion sensitive: you may be motion sensitive - have excessive response to vestibular input. ...Read more

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Can I go to my doctor for anger management help? I have no idea who to go to, but I know I need help.

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

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What. Can. I take. For. My. Bad. Headaches. I. Get. Them. After. Using. My. Inhalers?

What. Can. I take. For. My. Bad. Headaches. I. Get. Them. After. Using. My. Inhalers?

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