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Headache radiating towards the eyes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Headache and Migraines
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr. XXX
User :   Hello doctor
Doctor :   Please post your query
Doctor :   Hello
User :   I am having head ace problem
User :   it genrally starts from one side of the head and then moves towards the eyes
Doctor :   Do you have rhinitis and cough?
Doctor :   Since when you have this?
User :   rhinitis ??
Doctor :   Are you using spectacles?
User :   Last 7 to 8 years
Doctor :   rhinitis=running nose
User :   no spects and no running nose
Doctor :   Do you get your eyes checked?
User :   yes no eye problem
Doctor :   Do you feel nausea and vomiting with it?
Doctor :   Do you have heaviness in head?
User :   not at all
Doctor :   Is it more in the morning?
User :   but if i shake a bit it pains a lot
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I s it a throbbing pain?
User :   i have observe that if i am late and even i skip a meal it starts
Doctor :   Do you have any neck or ear problems?
Doctor :   Do you work for long hours before computer?
User :   nop
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any history of sinusitis?
User :   no ear prob. also
Doctor :   do you have any history of migraine?
User :   i do not know about migraine, but friends say it could be
Doctor :   ok
User :   is there any test for migraine
Doctor :   no only clinical diagnosis
Doctor :   the other problem can be tension headache
User :   i would be honest i do not know what is migraine
Doctor :   do you feel tightness over your head when you have headache
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   A migraine headache is a form of vascular headache. Migraine headache is caused by vasodilatation (enlargement of blood vessels) that causes the release of chemicals from nerve fibers that coil around the large arteries of the brain
Doctor :   Tension headaches are the most common type of primary headache; as many as 90% of adults have had or will have tension headaches.
Doctor :   Primary headaches include migraine, tension, and cluster headaches
User :   see the pain starts normally from left side of the head and moves from there to my eyes,
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Migraine headaches usually are described as an intense, throbbing or pounding pain that involves one temple.
User :   if i sheak a bit it pains more
Doctor :   The pain usually is unilateral (on one side of the head), although about a third of the time the pain is bilatera
Doctor :   bilateral
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok How long your pain lasts?
User :   about 20 to 24 hours
User :   some time I have taken combiflam to stop it
Doctor :   is your pain preceded with flashing, brightly colored lights in a zigzag pattern
Doctor :   ok
User :   no no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   activity increases pain usually in migraine
Doctor :   and migraine lasts longer
User :   ok
Doctor :   tension headache is usually bilateral
User :   ok
Doctor :   A family history usually is present, suggesting a genetic predisposition in migraine sufferers.
User :   have noticed that it increase if i late my meal or skip it
Doctor :   Migraine headaches are usually diagnosed when the symptoms described previously are present. Migraine generally begins in childhood to early adulthood.
Doctor :   ok
User :   ya i have notic it when i was in class 10
User :   oh iam 30 now
Doctor :   migraine sufferers usually prefer to lie in a quiet, dark room during an attack. A typical attack lasts between 4 and 72 hours.
Doctor :   Are you taking any medicines now other than combiflam
Doctor :   Using ice, biofeedback, and relaxation techniques may be helpful in stopping an attack once it has started.
Doctor :   sleep may be the other good remedy
User :   never taken any for it
Doctor :   Preventing migraine takes motivation for the patient to make some life changes. Patients are educated as to triggering factors that can be avoided
Doctor :   like smoking
Doctor :   avoiding certain foods especially those high in tyramine such as sharp cheeses or those containing sulphites (wines) or nitrates (nuts, pressed meats).
Doctor :   caeffine etc
Doctor :   Generally, leading a healthy life-style with good nutrition, an adequate intake of fluids, sufficient sleep and exercise may be useful
Doctor :   OTC analgesics have been shown to be safe and effective for short-term relief of headache
Doctor :   Migraine-specific abortive medications usually are necessary for moderate to severe migraine headaches
Doctor :   Examples of migraine-specific abortive medications are the triptans and ergot preparations.
Doctor :   did you understand?
User :   ya some some
Doctor :   There are two ways to prevent migraine headaches: Doctor :   1) by avoiding factors ("triggers") that cause the headaches
Doctor :   2) by preventing headaches with medications (prophylactic medications).
Doctor :   you might need prophylactic medicines for like1-2 months taken in the night
Doctor :   for that you need to get examined by a physician
Doctor :   stress sleep loss
Doctor :   hormones etc are triggers for migraine
Doctor :   Migraine headaches maybe caused by low blood sugar, allergy infection, excessive intake of certain drugs, nutritional deficiency, consistent overwork, improper sleep and rest, excessive smoking, drinking,and sexual indulgence.
Doctor :   so once your blood sugar level falls during nit taking food
Doctor :   you might get it
Doctor :   grind fresh grapes are useful to prevent migraine
Doctor :   niacin has been proved useful in migraine
Doctor :   sources of niacin are yeast ,whole leaves green leafy vegetables etc
Doctor :   cabbage leaves compresses can help relieve migraine in some
User :   ok
Doctor :   Lemon crusts can cure migraine. Grind lemon crust and apply as a paste on the forehead. Migraine cures using this remedy has been found very effective and long lasting by many.
Doctor :   Drink water regularly and in good quantity. Eat frequent smaller meals than lesser large meals. This help your digestion process.
Doctor :   To prevent migraine avoid or reduce white flour products, sugar, confectionery, rich cakes, pastries, sweets, refined cereals, greasy foods, tinned or preserved foods, pickles, condiments and sauces.
Doctor :   Did you understand?
Doctor :   Try these also
Doctor :   it might be useful\
Doctor :   I f you have regular pain
User :   ok
Doctor :   get an examination from a physician and may start on prophylaxis
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you wioth now/
Doctor :   with now?
User :   no thanks a lot
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting....
Doctor :   Bye for now....
Doctor :   Take care.....
User :   bye
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