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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, I am a 32 year old female with no history of headaches. But five days ago I was awaken by the worst headache I have ever had, I have been taking tylenol and Ib but none of that is helping at all. I have a constant throbbing in my head and my vision is really blurry , i also have tingling down the whole right side of my body. I have tried laying in a dark room and that does not help at all. It does get much worse when I stand up though or cough. What else can I try I cant take the pain anymore.
Doctor :   let me read ur query
Doctor :   how long have you had this issues ?
User :   im on day 5
Doctor :   have you ever been diagnosed with migraine ?
User :   no i have not, i have never really had headaches before
Doctor :   are u able to sleep properly ?
Doctor :   can u tell me your occupation ?
User :   no i have hardly slept at all, i am a stay at home mom with 3 kids
Doctor :   any nausea, vomitting ?
User :   no i dont
Doctor :   do u feel stressed most of the time ?
User :   no not really at all, from time to time
Doctor :   in that case, this seems to be due to stress or tension headache
User :   what do i do for it
Doctor :   you need some rest and ..
Doctor :   and anxiolytics for reducing tension
User :   ok
Doctor :   you need to take better analgesics like advil for pain relief
Doctor :   in addition, a few blood tests , CBC, sed rate IS NEEDED
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   yes i am here...i cant take aspirin i have an allergy to it
Doctor :   advil is not aspirin
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   advil is ibuprofen
User :   i have been taking that
Doctor :   I WOULD advice you to get the tests done as i have adviced above
Doctor :   this will help to rule out other conditions like temporal arteritis
Doctor :   which can cause blurred vision
Doctor :   I hope i have cleared your doubts
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   bye for now
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