I have been having headaches for several years now. I am now 34 and a wife and mother of one. I get them at all different times and sometimes more severe than other times. I have been told they are probably tension type headaches but I do not know? I, like your other letters, have no energy and feel tired all the time. I sometimes go to be with a terrible headache or will wake up with one or develop one after a few hours. I cannot take it so I usually take 2 Advil just to function during the day. I have told my doctor but he does not seem to take my complaints seriously. What do you think it is? What should I do to get some help with this? I am so tired of having these headaches....I can't deal with it. I usually have to go lay down, however they are not as bad as a migraine....Thank you , Amber.
Plainly put, if your doctor doesn’t take your complaints seriously, it’s time to move on to another doctor. You need and deserve a definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment. I would suggest two things to you. First, seek care for your headaches from a qualified headache specialist. Second, seek a new primary doctor who listens to and addresses any medical problem you have. Remember Teri's now infamous comment -- "If your doctor's not listening, fire his sorry butt!"
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