Why Do I Get Headaches All The Time?

Question

Asked by charlotte clarke

Why Do I Get Headaches All The Time?

Why do I get headaches all the time? I get them literally all of the time. I wake up with them and go to bed with them, but then I can go a day or two with not having one, which is a relief. I can not think of a trigger like being tired or bright lights, but they just appear and cripple my head. I have been given amitriptyline to take the night of a headache but it does not really work and neither does paracetomol. How can I treat them?

Answer

Charlotte,

Welcome to MyMigraineConnection!

There are many, many causes for headaches and possible triggers for Migraines. Without knowing your diagnosis, it's difficult to know what type of information to give you. Amitriptyline is usually prescribed to take daily to prevent Migraines and headaches, so it doesn't give me much of a clue that you're to taken it "the night of a headache."

If these are Migraines, you can find information on possible triggers in Common Migraine Triggers.

Something to watch is how frequently you use paracetamol. If you use it more than two or three days a week, it can make matters worse by causing other headaches called medication overuse headaches. You can find information on this in Medication Overuse Headache - When the Remedy Backfires.

This would be a good question to follow up on with your doctor too. He or she should be able to help you determine the cause or triggers of your headaches or Migraines. Once you've determined that, maybe you'll find that some of them are avoidable.

Welcome again,

Teri

Answered by Teri Robert