22-day headache following period. Medication not helping. Scared?

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    im 32 i been headache right side after my period 22days ago to now i went to the doctor she gave me the medication i still have it all the day i feel that litlle im scared. marguelle.
             

     

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    Dear marguelle;

     

    It's time to see your doctor again. Migraines and headaches shouldn't last that long, and when they do, you need to see your doctor.

     

    You didn't say what kind of medication she gave you, but 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.

     

    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

     

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Published On: January 22, 2013