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Heaviness in head, swelling in eyelids, neck pain. What are causing this?

Feeling of heaviness and liquid in the head which developed in the last month. Swelling of upper eyelids and brows area in the morning. Feeling like foggy - not clear thinking. Feeling liquid when bending head forward. Tightness in the back of the neck , no pain or headache . Chiropractic manipulations usually give relief to the symptoms, but temporarily. Used to attend gym 4 times per week, now have to give it up, for almost a month. Try only light exercises. stretching and breath exercises. Irene, 55 years old.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Hi, Thanks for your query pain killers or analgesics such as aspirin and paracetamol (eg Panadol)
pain killers or analgesics combined with codeine (eg Panadeine)
pain killers or analgesics combined with a sedative (eg Mersyndol, Fiorinal)
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (eg Nurofen).

These products are effective and safe when taken according to the directions. Always check with your doctor or pharmacist, as some products are not recommended with certain health conditions or for children. Mild tension-type headaches usually respond readily. For severe headaches that do not respond, if medication is required several times a week, or for problems in taking medication, a doctor should be consulted.

Prescription medications taken to treat more severe headaches include

Stronger NSAIDs
Analgesics containing stronger narcotic-type analgesics
Ergots such as ergotamine (eg Cafergot) that have a specific action against migraine
Triptans such as sumatriptan (eg Imigran), naratriptan (eg Naramig), zolmitriptan (eg Zomig) that have a specific action against migraine
Anti-nausea drugs such as metoclopramide (Maxolon), prochlorperazine (Stemetil) and domperidone (Motilium). Regards, Dr.Sharmila
Answered: Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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