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How to get relief from headache?

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How do I reduce these attacks and whats suggested to avoid these ....
Anything other than pills that would help me ?
Posted Mon, 5 Nov 2012 in Headache and Migraines
Answered by Dr. Akhilesh Dubey 55 minutes later
Thanks for asking a query here
Headache is common problem but we must know the type of headache and cause if there is any. Sometimes a simple refractive error may be the cause of headache.
what is the location of pain that is in forehead, back of head or on top of head, is it one side or on both side, how long it last sand is it associated with some nausea and vomiting.
This is seen in migraine there are many types. There are cluster headache occur once a day to 7 -8 times a day and unilateral and pain near eye and eye congestion and lacrimation and tension headache due to spasm in muscle near head and neck, once we know type of headache measures to prevent may be advised.
Sometimes a CT scan of head to rule out any serious abnormality may be advised.
Stress and Tension of any type may cause frequency of headache to increase. Recent studies suggest to supplement diagnosed patients with Magnesium , Riboflavin. Mind - Body therapies work better including medication biofeedback.
Depending on your reply, I will be able to advise you in details.
In the mean time if headache is there you may continue to take paracetamol on as and when required basis.
I will be available to answer your follow up queries

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Follow-up: How to get relief from headache? 13 hours later
Thanks for your reply.
Headache that i usually get is on the right side head, ear & eye.
I do have the problem of palpitation, nausea and continuos vomiting.
Answered by Dr. Akhilesh Dubey 3 hours later
Thanks for giving information.
You have most likely a type of vascular headache as there is nausea and vomiting and it is unilateral. Migraine is a likely possibility.
Right approach would be to consult a Neurologist and get detail neurological examination and if appropriate tests like CT Scan/MRI brain to rule out any secondary cause if everything is OK.
Then avoidance of trigger factors like sleep deprivation, Fasting and stress is key. Certain food like chocolate, cheese, Banana if associated with headache can be avoided.
De stressing exercises like pranayama, meditation and yoga will also help considerably.
Suitable preventive therapy may be given to prevent acute headache. But this would involve medication as well
In case you get headache, you can continue taking Paracetamol. For the nausea and vomiting, you can take metoclopromide. However, this is a prescription drug and you will need to see your physician for the same.
You will be better with treatment.
I hope I have answered your query.
Please keep me informed about your progress.
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