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Severe headache for 5 days

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Januarybaby5 Tue 24-Sep-19 07:26:53

I've had the most intense headache for 5 days now. I am not usually a person who gets headaches at all.

It started last week with feeling weak and generally shitty, then pain behind my eyes and feeling a bit "not all there" I could barely concentrate on walking the dog. Since then it's predominantly a headache but also bouts of feeling intensely hot and tender, sensitive eyes. I also feel weak and walking up the stairs makes my muscles feel fatigued.

Last night I woke up in the middle of the night because the headache was so intense.

Does this warrant and emergency Dr appointment?

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Zofloraqueen27 Tue 24-Sep-19 07:39:18

Make an appointment today with your GP.. Five days is a long time for a bad headache with other symptoms. If you can’t get an appointment today - (you should be able to if you tell them it is “urgent”) ask for a call back from a doctor and explain your symptoms to them.

You are clearly not feeling well - please speak to a doctor and get some help.

Oldmum55 Tue 24-Sep-19 09:32:50

Definitely doctors today even if they'll say it's a virus! Let us know.

yellowallpaper Tue 24-Sep-19 09:51:56

I'd see a gp. If you've been hot and feverish/shivery it's probably a virus.

NigesFakeWalkingStick Tue 24-Sep-19 09:55:17

Definitely warrants an emergency appointment, failing that, walk in centre or urgent care. If you're not prone to regular headaches or migraines and this isn't abating with medication (which I presume you've taken) further questions need to be asked.

Januarybaby5 Tue 24-Sep-19 11:05:55

Thanks everyone, just got back from the GP. She is puzzled.
I also have a temperature of 38, so my home thermometer is going in the bin.
I've been prescribed naproxen and had a blood test and she's asked me to come back in tomorrow to discuss results.

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