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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Headache and Migraines
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User :   hi, im a 20 year old female and i get alot of headaches, both my mother and father get constant headaches everyday aswell. I get alot of dizziness and lightheadness when i get up. please help. i also have a 4 month old baby if that helps with anything.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi, how are u
Doctor :   I am fine
Doctor :   Thank you for asking
User :   thats ok, can u help me with my question above
Doctor :   SO how long u have the headaches
User :   for as long as i can remember, for atlest 5 years
Doctor :   Do u have history of Migraine?
Doctor :   Are u under lot of stress
User :   nope, dont think its migraine because the light doesnt affect me and neither does sound when i have these headaches, both my mother and father get headaches all day everyday both take alot of nurofen and panodal to help which doesnt, i dont take anything for my headaches because i dont like to pop pills.
User :   yea i suppose u can say im a pretty stressed out kind of person, i just let the little things stress me out too much.
Doctor :   Because of nursing, parental and family responsibilities u might be under stress
Doctor :   And the headaches i called Tension Headaches
User :   ok, but ive had this since i was about 13
User :   i suppose thats when alot of my family breakdowns started too.
Doctor :   Are you living with ur husband
User :   ive noticed i also get headaches when i excersie or when i strain to much walking up a big hill or something
User :   boyfriend yes, not a good relationship though
Doctor :   Exactly that is called Tension Hedaches
User :   ok so wat can i do about it except popping a pill
Doctor :   1. You need to reduce stress. Do breathing exercies. Do Yoga. Do walking. Listen to soft music. Learn stress coping skills
User :   haha yea easy said than done doc, yoga would be good though,
Doctor :   2. You can use Paracetamol 650-1000mg thee times day for pain
User :   another thing is i dont eat properly, can that effect my headaches.
Doctor :   U can also use Ibuprofen 600-00 mg evry 6-8 hrs for pain
Doctor :   Yea diet is very im
User :   some days i dont eat at all, i guess u could call it a eating problem or something
Doctor :   when do u not eat, body goes into stress
Doctor :   Stress cause headaches
Doctor :   You can also get anxiolytics/sedatives for stress
User :   ok, you have helped me with this topic, saved me from going to the clinic , thanks doc.
Doctor :   Of course it is not good idea
Doctor :   Alright
Doctor :   Have a good day
User :   yes not when i have a baby to look after
Doctor :   Take care
User :   yes thanks doc
Doctor :   Bye
User :   have a nice day. bye
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