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Cause of headache on left side after taking alcohol - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   i have a headache since 1 week
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   just on the left side top
Doctor :   please describe the headache in detail
User :   its not there all the time ,,,but keeps comming back during the day
Doctor :   ok
User :   i never had this problem
Doctor :   does the pain involve the entire head?
Doctor :   do you have nausea or photosensitivity?
User :   only last week i had too much to drink...AND HAD HANGOVER so took couple of saridon
User :   no
User :   when i bend my neck up and down i can feel the pricking pain on top left side of my head
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, location, marital status, height, weight, details of past medical illness if any.
User :   32 M bangalore married 56kg 170 cm
User :   no medical illness till date
Doctor :   did this start only after you consumed alcohol?
User :   yes
User :   its not exacly head ache..but pricking pain when i move my neck
Doctor :   are you able to touch your chin to your chest without any discomfort (in lying down position)?
User :   yes
User :   \
Doctor :   was there any njury to neck? was there any muscle pull or sprain associated?
User :   when i shake my head i can feel some discmport/prickin pain on the left side top of my head
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you taken any medication for this apart from Saridon?
User :   i dont want to take saridon again....
User :   no i have not taken any thing
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   take Tab DOLO 650 mg, 2 times a day after food. do warm compression for neck.
Doctor :   drink lime juice for the hangover relief. avoid taking alcohol
User :   ok
User :   how many days i need to take this
Doctor :   if in 3 days you do not feel relief, then you will need further examination and investigations.
User :   ok
Doctor :   that wil involve an x-ray skull and EEG.
User :   ok
User :   dolo is a pain killer?
Doctor :   ye st is a pain killer with anti inflammatory properties
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no thnk you very much
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   bye
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