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Suffering from headache due to Hypertension - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have a very strange pulsing headache in the top rigth rear section of the head. The area pulses about every ten seconds and it's quite painful, The headached had lasted over ten hours and the area is painful to the touch. I did not hit my head.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   just wanted to know whether my strange headache was anything to worry about?
Doctor :   Please give me a few moments to go through your query.
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   May I ask you a few more questions pertaining to your problem.
User :   sure
Doctor :   May I know your age please ?
User :   45
Doctor :   Are you on any medications for Hypertension.
User :   no
User :   the only medicine that i take regularly is eltroxin
Doctor :   How about Diabetes ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have a family history of Hypertension ?
User :   not that i'm aware of
Doctor :   Your father and mother ?
Doctor :   When did you last get your Blood Pressure checked ?
User :   no they do not have hypertension
User :   i had a full physical a few months ago that included a blood pressure check and there were no issues
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you feel any kind of stress in work or at home or any insomnia or any other thing that causes worry ?
User :   stress yes, no insomnia, I have a very stressful job, single mom and four hockey playing boys, so yes i have a fair amount of stress
Doctor :   How was your time schedule in the last one-two weeks , Lack of sleep ? Or lack of apetite or very tiresome ?
User :   I never get much more than 6 hours of sleep but that's been going on for years, no lack of apetite and did not feel any more tired than usual
Doctor :   I can undrestand that your family and work time keeps you very busy and and there is a stress to keep things going smoothly.
Doctor :   I would suggest the following recommendations for you : Doctor :   1. Please get your Blood Pressure checked once again as it might be one month back that you were last checked.
Doctor :   2. Please take a Tab.Advil thrice a day for 2 days for immediate pain relief.
Doctor :   3. Need to start taking an anxiolytic for one or two weeks if your Blood pressure is above 130/90.
Doctor :   4.Please try to take time to meditate or practise some breathing exercises to make you more healthy and keep your Sympathetic nervous system good.
Doctor :   Hope you have followed.
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Please take care, bye for now.
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