I've had bad headaches for several years and OTC meds don't seem to help. Sometimes I can't sleep them off, either. Occasionally I have one that lasts for a whole week. I am under a lot of stress, but I don't know if that could be causing such long-lasting headaches. If you have any advice I'd appreciate it!
Headaches can have many causes. You might have sinus issues which cause headaches you could have high blood pressure that causes the headaches. The best thing is to speak to your doctor and rule out any serious causes before you can outline a treatment plan. Especially since aspirin is not helping. You can read an overview of what a headache is and the different types here. It helps to read over these overviews and gather the information you need to ask all the right questions of your doctor. While online information is a valuable resource, it can not take the place of your doctor's sound medical advice.
You can read about chronic headaches here at www.mymigraineconnection.com. You can also read about migraines, causes and triggers here. There is also a good section here about conditions that can be related to migraines.
I hope you find something helpful here. Please stay in touch and let us know how you are doing!Vicki M