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What causes severe headache and pain in the back?

Hi I have sever thribing headache on the Left side starting from the temporal to the back of my neck it comes and goes 2 my lips are turning white 3 I m very weak and tired 4 my body I s so locked and awoken when I wake up from a nap or from sleeping all night **I don t have a fever not any cold I haven t been sick in the past 3 months
Mon, 31 Jul 2017
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Hello and welcome to HCM.
One sided throbbing headache that comes and goes leaving you tired can be migraine.
If I were your treating doctor,I recommend,
-Tablet ibuprofen when you have headache.
-Tablet sumatriptan/rizatriptan as maientance dose for minimum 3 months(after ruling out cardiovascular risk factors and under physician's supervision).
-Avoid mental stress.Avoid triggers that start the episode of headache.Try to rest in dark and quiet room when you feel you will get the headache.
If required,certain investigations like CT scan head,MRI scan,blood tests will be necessary.
Thanks.
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