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What is causing throbbing pain on one side of head?

Nov 2013
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Recently I am experiencing throbbing pain on my right side of head at night time. Not sure what is wrong. Are you able to give any about it.
Posted Wed, 27 Mar 2013 in Headache and Migraines
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 15 minutes later

Thank you for posting your query.

The most common cause for throbbing pain on one side of head is migraine.

As of now, you may use rizatriptan or sumatriptan tablets for pain relief.

If the headaches are frequent, you may start preventive medications to prevent recurrent headaches. Medicines useful for this purpose include beta blockers, topiramate, divalproaex, etc.

As of now, there is no need to worry.

If headaches do not get better, you may consult a neurologist later.

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