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loopyloo87 Thu 26-Jan-17 10:52:18

Hi, I'm 50 & for the past couple of years I've been getting headaches every 3 months the pain used to be at the back of my head but travels all around the sides , It starts during the day goes away with Nurofen then usually returns during the night . I started to keep a diary of times of day and where the headache was and this seems to be the pattern
Any one else suffer from headaches?

Cedilla Thu 26-Jan-17 11:09:36

Hormonal causes maybe?

Do you take Nurofen every day, OP? It could be rebound pain if so - it's a common pattern for the pain to return in the night/early morning. I've heard that in the long run it can be worth cutting out all painkillers for a while (though that's a bummer in the short term) to break the cycle. Sorry sad

FWIW I was about to start a thread along very similar lines although my persistent headaches are modified migraines I think (lifelong sufferer here).

mumznet Thu 26-Jan-17 11:39:41

eyetest ?

mumznet Thu 26-Jan-17 11:40:00

can also be because of a bad pillow

loopyloo87 Thu 26-Jan-17 12:22:22

Thankyou for your replies , I don't take Nurofen regularly and the headaches are every three months sad I just spoke to a GP on the phone & she thinks it could be tension but advised me to book an appointment for blood pressure and blood tests... I tried to book it but there's no appointments until the 6th Feb shock ...

mumznet Thu 26-Jan-17 14:41:00

must be everyone going in at GP with colds and flu these days....thats another concern everyone has some sort of cold in this weather....

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