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Excruciatingly painful headaches for weeks. Feel pressure in head. Neuro said sumatriptan bt didnt get it yet. Advil, Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesnt work. Temp solutions?

Further evaluation. Sumatriptan won't be helpful for continuous headaches. Over the counter meds can exacerbate headaches and make them chronic. More information is necessary for further recommendations. Any other symptoms? Have you received an MRI? Anything concerning on exam? If otherwise normal, a daily preventative migraine med may be necessary. . Read more...

Hi there, I had two glasses of champagne around 8PM. Is it safe to take Advil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) 8 hours later for a headache? I'm a fairly casual drinker.

Yes. Advil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are accepted drugs for treatment of mild headache. It is possible the headache may be related to the champagne 8 hrs. ago, but may have another cause. If headaches are frequent, see your provider for possible further study. Some folks get "hangover" symptoms from more alcohol use which may be due to dehydration, so we advise water, or not drinking so much. Read more...

My 8 yr old has a headache for 2 days now with cold symtoms. Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) are not helping him feel better. Should I take him to the doctors?

Headache. The list of causes of headache is very long. In the presence of cold symptoms, the most common diagnosis is a simple virus. However, lack of response to tylenol/motrin, and the persistence of the headache warrants a visit to the doctor. It's probably still a harmless virus. But your doctor can either confirm this and provide reassurance, or discover something more serious and ttreat appropriately. Read more...

I am allergic to motrin. I have a really severe headache and tylenol (acetaminophen) is not helping. Is there anything else I can take that will help?

Yes, but... It's best to see your doctor to figure why you're getting such bad headaches. Things like stress, certain medications, and particular foods can trigger migraines. There are prescription meds to help knock out migraines and daily meds if needed to prevent them. Meds like tramadol are non-nsaids (no motrin) stronger than tylenol (acetaminophen) and non narcotics available by prescription. Read more...