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Took medicine for headache and metallic taste in mouth. Easy way to get cure?

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Posted on Mon, 11 Feb 2013 in Headache and Migraines
Question: Hi, I am a 30 y/o Asian Female with a headache that is on the right center hemisphere of my head. I have had it on and off going for up to three years. There are times when it is worse than others and right now its pretty bad. It some times travels to my eye and I also have a metallic taste in my mouth. I have tried allergy medication and OTC analgesic none of these help. The only thing that seems to help is the consumption of alcohol which seems to alleviate the pressure but of course I can't be drinking during the work day. Please let me know what it is or what I should do. It is very annoy and very hard to concentrate when I need to.
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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

Based on the description, the most likely cause of your headaches are migraines.

Since you have frequent headaches, you should start preventive medications (to prevent repeat headaches). Good drugs for this purpose include beta blockers, Topiramate and divalproex sodium.

In addition, for pain relief, effective drugs are rizatriptan, sumatriptan or vasograin. You can use them as and when you have headaches.

Adequate sleep at night (7-8 hours) and taking food on time are also useful.

I hope it helps. Please get back if you have any more queries.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
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