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Having severe headache. PNS x-ray done. Reports normal. Given calpol tablets. What to do?

i have got severe headache ..i had gone to physician,also done the PNS xray as per her advice... she said me that report is quiet normal and i dont have any sinusitis ..she has given me tb. calpol and tb.ebast as treatment...pain gets reduced after taking tb.calpol but there is no much improvement still... please guide me what to do?
Asked On : Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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Thanks for the query

Let me tell you that the causes of headache are many and this can be due to sinusitis, migraine, tension headache, cluster headache, brain tumor/infection, problem in the blood vessels and so on. Further, the presence of associated complaints like vomiting, nausea, any proceeding signs before headache and weakness of legs/hands etc will help us clarify the diagnosis.

With the limited information, i feel that you may be having tension headache and/or migraine. Note that these are the diagnoses of exclusion.

I advise you to meet a neurologist and get examined to secure the diagnosis so that treatment becomes easy.

Mostly you will benefit with rest, relaxation, regular food and sleep habit along with a short course of medicines like Amitriptiline, Topiramate, valproate, propranolol etc. Long term use of analgesics are not good for health.

Please don't worry much

Your neurologist will help

Best wishes
Answered: Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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