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Severe chronic headaches along with nausea - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   As I said I get regular headaches, some times very severe
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
Doctor :   Since when are you witnessing these headaches?
User :   56 female
User :   since when Iwas 16
Doctor :   Can you describe these headaches?
Doctor :   - which side of the head pains?
Doctor :   - the nature of the pain?
User :   the pain some times on right side and some time left and some times it's very throbbing
Doctor :   For how long do these headaches last?
User :   throughout the day, if i don't take tablet. It starts after 4 hours from waking up
Doctor :   Do you notice any other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, blurring of vision, congestion of the nose, redness of the eyes during the headaches?
User :   when headache very sever i get nausea. no other symptoms like what you said
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes/hypertension?
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor in the past for this condition/have you been treated for it?
User :   Yes doctor. no diabetes. I take a BP tablet; but bp is normal; the tablet I take is losaking ( potassium tablet I think. I habeen taking medicine for depression for many years now. Right now I am being given nexito and prothieden for depession
User :   I smoke doctor
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor in the past for this condition/have you been treated for it?
User :   yes for depression and headache I saw docs. For headcahe they are giving me dichronate ans sibilium. but its of no use
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   let me brief you.
User :   I take proxyvon when headache is severe, it somewhat works. but people say that it isaddictive
Doctor :   Based on the description of your symptoms, the chronic headaches are probably due to vascular headaches(migraine).
Doctor :   This is a condition in which the cause is unknown.
Doctor :   Various factors are known to precipitate/aggravate this condition.
Doctor :   Since the cause is unknown, the treatment here is in preventing the attacks.
Doctor :   Let me put it in simple terms.
Doctor :   The best way of treating this problems is applying the following measures.
Doctor :   1. Medical drugs, both prothiaden and sibelium are known to prevent these headaches, hence if you feel that the headaches are persistent inspite of these medications, you can consider altering the dose of the medications following a consultation from your treating doctor.
Doctor :   2. Of all the factors that precipitates these attacks reduced sleep, improper dietary habits, increased stress are few of the commonest ones.
Doctor :   Hence regular sleeping habits, regular meals, avoiding fasting all can help you in getting this headache under control.
Doctor :   3. There are few factors such as strong odour which can trigger such headaches.
Doctor :   So keep away from perfumes, strong deodarants and so on.
Doctor :   And proxyvon in not addictive.
Doctor :   4. In case of severe headaches, simple analgesics such as proxyvon, ibuprofen can be taken.
Doctor :   So you can safely take proxyvon during time of severe headaches.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Using the analgesics early before you feel the headaches are going to become severe or before you feel that you are going to have this headaches work better than waiting for some time.
Doctor :   Hence pop these analgesics as soon as you feel that the headaches start.
User :   ok
Doctor :   5. Be regular with your medications, irregular medications or skipping medications is one of the factors which causes ineffectivity of these pills.
Doctor :   Though these are not painkillers, they play a major role in preventing these headaches.
Doctor :   6. Controlling your stress factors also help, hence you need adequate and regular sleep.
Doctor :   Avoid staying awake at night and be regular with sleep.
Doctor :   7. Lastly other stress busters such as breathing exercises, yoga and meditation also play a major role in preventing these headaches.
Doctor :   Finally since this condition can only be prevented and not completely treated, you would need to follow these measures as strictly as possible.
Doctor :   You will be relieved of these headaches.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   I followed. But I don't get natural sleep. I fidget quite alot and had to take a tablet like still noct to sleep
Doctor :   You can consider altering your bed and sleeping style to help you sleep well.
Doctor :   Medications are the last resort to help you sleep.
Doctor :   However, if you are having problems inspite of alterations, then you can consider consulting your doctor.
Doctor :   Have you followed>
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
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