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What can I do to fix my headaches?
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Headache
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.

In brief: Headache
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.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Identify triggers
There are certain foods and aspects of lifestyle that can trigger or worsen headaches and migraines.
The best way to identify triggers is to maintain a headache diary and keep a list of foods eaten before your migraine. Common triggers include chocolate, caffeine, cheese, msg, processed meats, alcohol, smoking/being around smoke, stress, skipping meals, lack of sleep or too much sleep.

In brief: Identify triggers
There are certain foods and aspects of lifestyle that can trigger or worsen headaches and migraines.
The best way to identify triggers is to maintain a headache diary and keep a list of foods eaten before your migraine. Common triggers include chocolate, caffeine, cheese, msg, processed meats, alcohol, smoking/being around smoke, stress, skipping meals, lack of sleep or too much sleep.
Dr. Osman Farooq
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Treatments from Dr.
A doctor can evaluate headaches and start treatment.
Some medicines are "preventive", and others stop pain after a headache starts. Headaches are very common, and have many causes. Some are migraines and others are tension headaches. Emergencies include having a "worst headache ever", a headache that gets worse and worse as the day goes on, a headache accompanied by other major symptoms, etc...

In brief: Treatments from Dr.
A doctor can evaluate headaches and start treatment.
Some medicines are "preventive", and others stop pain after a headache starts. Headaches are very common, and have many causes. Some are migraines and others are tension headaches. Emergencies include having a "worst headache ever", a headache that gets worse and worse as the day goes on, a headache accompanied by other major symptoms, etc...
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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