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Severe pain in the left side of my head

Dear Doctor, I am 25 yrs old men and working on computer from last 6 yrs, I am having severe pain in my left side of head from last 2 years. This occurs very rarely, but sometimes the pain so much that i cant control myself. I have never consult this to any of the doctor. Can you please suggest me why it is happening and whom should i consult for better treatment or give me some tips if its normal. Thanks and regards, Rafaqat
Asked On : Mon, 6 Jun 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello rafaqat;
welcome to HealthcareMagic
The type of headache you are describing if it is occassional then it could be migraine or in simple language it is tension induced headache.This type of headache is related to stress of work;mental stress;and even it can be due to over use of eyes as you are working on computer.Presently you can just control by taking short breaks during working on computer;get examined your eyes to rule out any refractive error;eat healthy diet and take enough sleep and rest.If it is repeated please consult a doctor for help and treatment.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mohammed Tauseef's  Response
Hi Rafaqat, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
Your History suggests you have Migraine. Do you have any Vision or sound sensitivity? Kindly get yourself examined by a neurologist so that he can examine you thoroughly and prescribe medications. Stick to your treatment plan and go for regular follow up. Avoid stress and long working hours in front of the computer. Schedule regular breaks every 20 minutes while you are working and exercise regularly. Eat healthy nutritious balanced diet which should include fresh fruits and Green leafy veggies and maintain a healthy weight. If you smoke and drink, QUIT. Apply heat pads regularly where the pain is severe and maintain a headache diary to know which factor precipitate and relive your Headache. Sleep for 8 hours daily and practice relaxation techniques like Yoga and meditation.

Wish you Good Health, Take Care.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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Are you sensitive to loud sounds and bright light. Does the headache increase during evening. It can be a Tension headache or a Migraine commonly. Do not take much stress. Learn to relax by deep breathing exercises and meditation/yoga. You may also have trouble sleeping. Mild massage of the left side of your heeadache can relieve the headache to some extent if it is a tension headache. Also get your eyes checked as you may be having refractive error and may need glasses. Do you have high BP. You may try taking T.Diclofenac 75mg after a meal with plenty of water when you get the headache but not more than 2 tablets a day. Consult your Neurologist/Psychiatrist for best advice and management.
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