Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
162 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Suggest treatment for severe headache.

hello
I have been getting really bad headaches for a long time now but for the past couple months they seem to have become worst i get one everyday the pain is on my forehead and behind my eyes also on the back of my neck i get a pain upper neck closer to my hair line when i put a little of pressure on it i get a sharp pain up the back of my head
Wed, 21 Jun 2017
Report Abuse
Neurologist 's  Response
Hello:

Your complaints can be caused by Tensional Headache. It is charachertized by opressing pain, sometimes as a headband, other times in the whole head. It affects pericraneal muscles, and can have photofobia or noise intolerance, nausea (but no vomiting), and can last up a week. Try to get good sleep, do some excercise, eat healthy, be well hydrated, and (if possible) try to handle stressful situations. When I see patients with this kind of pain, I usually start acetaminophen, Ibuprofen or naproxen for the acute pain; also a prophylactic drug as topiramate or propranolol. If you are having trouble sleeping or anxiety, maybe amitryptiline would be a good choice for you. Look for a neurologist to confirm the diagnosis and start the right medication.

If you have any doubt before your appointment, please let me know.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Suggest treatment for severe headache.

Hello: Your complaints can be caused by Tensional Headache. It is charachertized by opressing pain, sometimes as a headband, other times in the whole head. It affects pericraneal muscles, and can have photofobia or noise intolerance, nausea (but no vomiting), and can last up a week. Try to get good sleep, do some excercise, eat healthy, be well hydrated, and (if possible) try to handle stressful situations. When I see patients with this kind of pain, I usually start acetaminophen, Ibuprofen or naproxen for the acute pain; also a prophylactic drug as topiramate or propranolol. If you are having trouble sleeping or anxiety, maybe amitryptiline would be a good choice for you. Look for a neurologist to confirm the diagnosis and start the right medication. If you have any doubt before your appointment, please let me know.