9/3/07 #9 - Suggestions for headaches near eyes?

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    My daughter constantly gets headaches near her eyes. She has has her eyes tested but they seem fine. She gets these headaches at anytime of the day and at any time of the month. Taking headache tablets do little to help. Any suggestions? Thanks, Pauline.

     

     

    Answer:

     

    Dear Pauline;

     

    Have you had your daughter to her doctor about these headaches yet? If he has no answers, move on to a neurologist at least, a headache specialist at best.

     

    In the meantime, if she's taking "headache tablets" more than a couple of days a week, it would be a good idea to cut back on or discontinue those as they may be exacerbating her problem by causing medication overuse headaches, aka rebound headaches. See Medication Overuse Headache: When the Remedy Backfires for more information on this.

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Published On: September 03, 2007