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Q: I have had 4 headaches in one week. The pain is on one side of my head usually behind my eye. What?

I have had four headaches in one week. The pain is on one side of my head usually behind my eye. I went to the doctor about my headaches and was giving Midrin for migranes. I get at least 3-4 headaches a week. Is this normal? The pain is so bad I get nauseated and have to lie down. It is usually on the right side behind my eye and temple area. I'm really starting to get scared and it's depressing me because I have a husband and two kids to worry about, and the headaches really interrupt my time with them and work. What could these be?

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Eileen Gray, Health Guide
7/20/08 8:36pm

Hi Danafella!

Migraine is a genetic neurological disease, for which there is no cure.

 If you are experiencing 2-3 Migraines a month, then you would be a candidate for preventive treatment.

See - Migraine Preventive Medications: Too Many to Give Up!

Also, you may want to ask your doctor about Triptans, also known as abortives, which are used to abort the migraine process.

See - Preventive, Abortive and Rescue Medications, What's the Difference? 

Here are some other links that might be useful to you:

What You Didn’t Know About Pain Meds

Give Your Medicine Chest a Check-Up

Common Prescription Drugs with Generic Alternatives


Good Luck!

 

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By Danafella, Community Member— Last Modified: 08/02/14, First Published: 07/17/08