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Constant headaches...has anyone seen a doctor for it?

(9 Posts)
notsohappycherry Tue 12-Aug-08 11:26:37

Having 4 or 5 or 6 headaches a week, all different, some at the front of my head, some all over, some over one eye, some when I wake up, some come on later in the day. Canot find a pattern.
Is there any point going to a dr?
I drink lots of water. Have tried paracetemol / cocodomol/ ibrbuprofen, none work..... do take syndol but only at bedtime as it knocks me out.
Advice pls.

sneekpeeks Tue 12-Aug-08 13:57:59

Are you on the pill ??

I had very similar HAs. Most of the time I would end up having to go to bed.
Stopped taking the pill 3 months ago and havent had a HA since smile

Panadol extra are good. High in caffine, so go steady on the tea and coffee drinking if taken !!

sneekpeeks Tue 12-Aug-08 13:58:56

I didnt visit the dr - assumed would only accuse the pill anyway !!

shanks313 Tue 12-Aug-08 14:07:27

I have been getting headaches for the last 3 months,usually around the back of the head but occasionally goes ro the top of my head.
After several trips to GP and him saying it was a tension headache I was admitted to hospital.
They did a CT scan and neck x ray.The scan was fine and they think its the muscles in my neck.
Like you I was takimg painkillers and they werent helping,I now have paracetamol 500 and dicloflex(I think thats how its spelt)That one works.

notsohappycherry Tue 12-Aug-08 14:09:00

No not on the pill.
Even considered it was my eye sight but there seems no problem with it.

notsohappycherry Tue 12-Aug-08 14:12:05

S313 have you tried cranial therapy? Might give that a go. Glad your scan was clear. Its so hard to plod on with a banging head all the time isn't it? But I think I will be wasting GP time if I turn up there.

notsohappycherry Tue 12-Aug-08 21:02:47


notsohappycherry Tue 12-Aug-08 21:02:47


Boco Tue 12-Aug-08 21:06:35

My friend went to the dr with constant headaches and he told her to sleep with only one pillow, and not two. She was furious as she thought it was a stupid suggestion and clearly it wasn't that. But she tried it and her headaches disappeared overnight.

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