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What causes headache originating from back of head to front?

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Posted on Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Question: Two weeks ago I got a hair folicle infection in my eyebrow for which I was prescribed pain killer and antibiotics.The boil has subsided however I have now been suffering from random headaches in past two weeks. They usualy occur after 4 pm the pain comes and goes and is usually originating from back of my head to front. There has been a lot of work happening at office. I have developed a constipation problem and low back pain. I apply aurvedic oil to my head and get a good sleep. However the problem persists the next day evening.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Symptoms suggest muscle tension headache.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mr XXXXXXX

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms. These are most likely suggestive of muscle tension headaches. Flunarizine is a good drug for treating migraine, however, your symptoms do not suggest migraine.

For muscle tension headache, you may start dothiepin tablets.

You should get better in 2-3 weeks. Only if you do not improve, you may go for a brain scan.

I hope my reply has helped you.

I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
     
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX
For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (2 hours later)
Doctor,

Thank you for your reply. request you to clarify what doseage should the drug dothiepin tablets be taken.
Is dothiepin name of the tablet or content? How many days should I take it?
Regards,

XXXXXXXX

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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
The details are below.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

Dothiepin is usually sold in the name of Prothiaden tablets, made by Abott company.

If you were my patient, I would usually start a dose of 25 mg at night, and review back after one month.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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What causes headache originating from back of head to front?

Brief Answer: Symptoms suggest muscle tension headache. Detailed Answer: Hi Mr XXXXXXX Thank you for posting your query. I have noted your symptoms. These are most likely suggestive of muscle tension headaches. Flunarizine is a good drug for treating migraine, however, your symptoms do not suggest migraine. For muscle tension headache, you may start dothiepin tablets. You should get better in 2-3 weeks. Only if you do not improve, you may go for a brain scan. I hope my reply has helped you. I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My blog: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.com/