1/21/08 #8 - Daily headaches at 11 a.m.?

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    Hi. I've been having headaches everyday for the past 3 weeks now. They start at around 11am , no matter where i am (e.g. in air conditioning, outside in the sun). They last till the night time and sometimes I fall asleep with them. I recently began taking panadol for them , but that doesn't seem to help. Vandi.
     

     

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    Dear Vandi;

     

    You need to consult your doctor about these headaches. Nobody can diagnose you via the Internet.

     

    Try keeping a headache diary to see if you can find what may be triggering these headaches -- lighting conditions, fragrances or fumes from cleaning products, specific foods. The diary may help you and your doctor diagnose these headaches.

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    Be wary of taking panadol (acetaminophen) too frequently. Taking it more than two or three days a week can make matters worse by causing other headaches called medication overuse headaches or rebound. See Medication Overuse Headache: When the Remedy Backfires for more information.

     

    Please do see your doctor as soon as possible.

     

    Good-luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

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    Last updated January 21, 2008.

Published On: January 21, 2008