I have been getting headaches every day and all day long for many years. They never go away. There has never been a week in my life where I don't have a headache, and they are getting worse as I get older , and I am only 17 years old. Is this something I should be very concerned about? Chelsea.
Have you seen a doctor for your headaches? If not, why not? Unexplained headaches should always be checked out by a doctor. There's no way for anyone to say if you should be concerned until you find out what type of headaches these are and what's causing them.
Are you taking pain relievers for these headaches? If so, they could be making matters worse by causing headaches called medication overuse headaches or rebound headaches. See Medication Overuse Headache: When the Remedy Backfires for more information.
Please see your doctor.
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Last updated February 15, 2008.
Published On: February 15, 2008