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My girlfriend has been having a migraine for a week now. It's gotten more painful today. Does she need to see a doctor or just take a medicine? 26yo
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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine
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In brief: See a doctor
If someone has the worst headache of one's life (something on the order of a 10 out 10 on a pain scale), then that person should seek immediate attention.
Sometimes what one thinks is a migraine may not be one. However if the pain is moderate (5/10 on pain scale), one may try to take advil (ibuprofen) or excedrin. If the pain persists as it has for a wk, then it is best to call one's doctor for evaluatn.

In brief: See a doctor
If someone has the worst headache of one's life (something on the order of a 10 out 10 on a pain scale), then that person should seek immediate attention.
Sometimes what one thinks is a migraine may not be one. However if the pain is moderate (5/10 on pain scale), one may try to take advil (ibuprofen) or excedrin. If the pain persists as it has for a wk, then it is best to call one's doctor for evaluatn.
Dr. Ester Kwok
Dr. Ester Kwok
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In brief: See doctor
If the diagnosis is correct go to see your doctor or E.R.

In brief: See doctor
If the diagnosis is correct go to see your doctor or E.R.
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
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