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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.
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.
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 hav...
There are times when a Migraine gets to the point where we should seek emergency care. This can be a tricky topic to discuss, but it's important. Just as we don't want to instill panic when we discuss having Migraine disease increasing the risks of cardiovascular disease and events , this discussion should add to our knowledge, but not cause panic. There is information that we, our families, and others in our lives should know. Knowing when we need to see our doctor or go to the emergency room should be basic information that every Migraineur knows. You can find more information on that in our article When to See a Doctor for a Migraine or Headache . When a Migraine becomes an emergency: There are circumstances under which we need to see our doctor or go to the emergency room as soon as possible: When vomiting continues with no relief. This can lead to dehydration. When diarrhea continues with no relief. This too can lead to dehydration. When the Migraine is th...
Full Question: 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. Answer: Dear 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 di...
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