I get sinus headaches mid-afternoon. What can I do, or use To eliminate this problem? Gerry.
Unless you have a sinus infection, it's highly unlikely that these are sinus headaches. Studies have shown that the vast majority of what people think are sinus headaches are really Migraine attacks. You can find more information about this in Sinuses Giving You a Headache? It’s Probably a Migraine .
Are you taking a pain reliever or something else for these afternoon headaches? If you are, there's a significant chance that what you're taking could be perpetuating the headaches. Taking any kind of pain medication, over-the-counter or prescription, more than two or three days a week can make matters worse by causing medication overuse headache (MOH), aka rebound. See Medication Overuse Headache - When the Remedy Backfires for more information on this.
I have a totally occluded mid cranial artery. I have been suffering from headaches now for close to a year, which my doctor feels are more than likely migraines. He has tried Topamax and Norpramin (Despiramine), and neither helps. I am trying to find a medication that can be taken daily to prevent these migraine type headaches. I need the medication not to cause drowsiness or weight gain. I am very sensitive to the sedative effect of any medication. If it has the potential of causing drowsiness I will be tired. Thank you for your time, E. Mitchell.
Dear E. Mitchell;
I’m a little confused by your description of which artery is occluded. Do you mean middle cerebral artery? Of course, you don’t describe the number of headaches per month, but you are seeking a daily medication, which might suggest more than 2 per week. There are many new prophylaxis (preventive) medications that do not cause drowsiness, as desipramine...
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