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Sever headache and migraine, took acetaminophen, aspirin etc. Experiencing burning sensation in hands. Recommendations?

I've had a headache that has lasted almost a week and has been unresponsive to a variety of meds, including acetaminophen, sinus headache medication, aspirin, and maxalt for migraines. I have had headaches off and on all my life. I started having more intense migraines in adulthood, which have seemed in the past few years to be more like migraines. I have sensitivity to light and sound, but rarely have nausea or vomiting. I've tried hydrating really well with water for several days in a row. I've cut way back on my alcohol intake as this seems to exacerbate my headaches. I have in the past few months also started to get a strange, intense burning sensation in my hands when I have a headache and I put my hands in warm water. I also get painful sensations in the back of my cheeks as if I were drinking something really tart, even when I have not. I can also get incredibly sensitive to the smell of things and more often than not, I smell unpleasant things that others do not notice. I haven't been sleeping well because of my headaches and I can't get much work done at night after I come home from work. The headache is starting to drive me nuts.
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, I would suggest you that you should get yourself examined by a Neurophysician and get a CT/MRI of head and neck done.

Migraine is a single sided headache, which can be triggered by some factors like :-
1. Lack of sleep.
2. Missed meal.
3. Excess of cigarette/alcohol.
4. Emotional/physical stress.
5. Dairy products.
6. Excessive tea/coffee/chocolates.
7. Menstruation periods in females.

Medical management can be planned according to the clinical findings and the reports of the investigations.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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