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Throbbing headache on left side of head, confusion, vein popped under eye on sneezing. Treatment?

I ve a had a head throbbing headache on the left side of my head for about 4 days now & in the morning when I would wake up I would feel sorta of hazey and confused and my body would feel heavy. It would take a few minutes for my body and mind to come back to normal and now this morning after I sneezed, it felt that a vien or something popped up from under my eye.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Thanks for the query

Please note that the causes of headache are many. This can be due to viral infection of brain/tumor, problem in the blood vessel of brain, migraine, tension headache, clueter headache and so on.

With the limited information you have provided, i feel that you have migraine headache. Please note that this a diagnosis of exclusion and a clinical and neurological assessment is reuired.

if it turns out to migrqine after evaluation, you will benefit with

1. acute attack: analgesics, sumatriptan nasal spray. Learn to avoid stress, tension, otherv precipitaing factor for acute attack

2. the medicines that will help for daily use for 3-6 months are topiramate, valproate, propranolol etc

Some times heavy cough, sneeze can lead to eye problem the way you have described. When you see your physician, he will have a chance to examine you and he will help you

Hope this helps

Best wishes

Dr Gopal K Dash

Consultant Neurologist

Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Bangalore, India


Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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