Headaches several times a week - can they go away somehow?

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    I seem to get a headache several times a week. They usually start around the mid afternoon yet there have been times I have woke up with one. Sometimes they get so bad...my head throbs and I get sick. Nothing seems to help except sleep (if I can get to bed) there are also times I feel them on the back of the lower part of my head. What can you tell me about all this? I need to know if it can go away somehow. Janelle.


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    Dear Janelle;


    Until you see a doctor and get these headaches diagnosed, there's no way to tell if they can "go away somehow" without the aid of a crystal ball. Nobody can give you a diagnosis without reviewing your medical history and your family's medical history, discussing your symptoms and lifestyle with you, and examining you - all in person.

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    You need to see your doctor about these headaches. Make some notes about when they happened, how severe they were, what they prevented you from doing, any medications you may have taken for them, and what you were doing each day before they started. These notes will be helpful to you and your doctor.


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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert




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Published On: March 24, 2014