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Frequent throbbing head aches - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Average Posted in: Headache and Migraines
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help yo
User :   hi
User :   I am getting frequent head aches these days
Doctor :   ok
User :   you there?
Doctor :   Please tell me in detail
User :   Ok, I get headaches mostly in the evening after I come back from office
User :   I ride a bike to office and my office is about 1hr drive away
Doctor :   Which side you get frequently
User :   My work is mostly sedantary and involves sitting in front of the computer most of the time
User :   forehead
Doctor :   How is the pain throbbing/piercing
Doctor :   tightening
User :   throbbing
Doctor :   Do you have vomiting sensation at that time
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have red eyes then. tearign
Doctor :   tears
User :   by the way, I think that the pain is more like tightening and not throbbing
User :   No
Doctor :   sensitive to touch on face
Doctor :   sensitivity to light?
User :   It is not sensitive to light
Doctor :   pain in the back or nect
Doctor :   neck
User :   no pain in the neck...some pain in the lower back but it does not coincide with the headache
Doctor :   How many times you get a headache say in a month
User :   it hasnt beena month since it started ..but in the last 2 weeks every day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   To get a more complete picture I need this information Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   Ae : 25; Occupation: Business consultant; Location :Bangalore; Married
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke/drink alcohol/Any other habits? If yes how much/how often?
User :   Yes, I smoke when I drink...and I drink once a week
Doctor :   Are you on any medication
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I strongly feel you have episodic tension type headache
User :   ok....what does that mean and what should I do?
Doctor :   The triggers could be like Stress
Depression and anxiety
Lack of sleep or changes in sleep routine
Skipping meals
Poor posture
Working in awkward positions or holding one position for a long time
Lack of physical activity
Occasionally, hormonal changes related to menstruation, pregnancy, menopause or hormone use
Doctor :   I noticed these kind of factors in my daily practice
Doctor :   At present you can stick to over the counter medications
User :   Like?
Doctor :   You can take Combiflam
Doctor :   MOL plus
Doctor :   etc
User :   how many times and how often?
Doctor :   dont take it as a prescription
Doctor :   you can carry some 4 or 5 in your bag
Doctor :   and pop them if you have headache
Doctor :   But my issue is to address the factors causing the problem
Doctor :   Just figure what is causing your problem from the list i mentioned
Doctor :   try to locate it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   You can try with minor exercises
Doctor :   and yoga
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   which help you a lot in preventing the attacks
Doctor :   ok
User :   Ok
User :   Bye
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