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Pain management for throbbing pain in head with history of migranes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I've been having this throbbing pain behind my head the size of a dime for two days now. It's very painful and would come and go. The throbbing occurs only once at a time and last about 5 seconds. No other symptoms with that. What should I do. It's not a migrane or headache. It's just pain.
Doctor :   Did you try any medicines?
User :   yes, tylenold, motrin and a migrane med of topamax
Doctor :  
User :   it does not work
Doctor :  
Did they bring you relief?
User :   No
Doctor :  
What time?
User :   the pain or meds?
Doctor :  
Do you have tearing of eyes / flashes of light / rining of years
User :   no
Doctor :  
Do you have nausea / vomiting?
Doctor :  
What is yoru age?
User :   25
Doctor :  
How many times did you have this kind of pain yet?
User :   no nausea or vomiting
User :   this is the first time ever
Doctor :  
What is the frequency?
Doctor :  
User :   it depends, it comes and go
Doctor :  
Why do you worry about migraine if it is for the first time
User :   I could be sitting still and I get it
User :   combing my hair starts it
User :   after the pain if I got o feel the spot it's gone
Doctor :  
But you said it is the first time
User :   I had migrane problems and it's not that
Doctor :  
and how long this episode started?
User :   first time for this kind of pain but has last about 48 hrs now
Doctor :  
Did you take Motrin DS

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