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Learn More About Headaches Induced by Alcohol
An article that explains causes of alcohol-induced headaches.
Headache and Fever: Is This a Sign of Infection?
Learn what types of infections may cause a headache and fever and how a doctor diagnoses them.
How a Pinched Nerve in Your Neck May Be Causing...
Learn how a pinched nerve in your neck may cause a headache and other bothersome symptoms, and how it's diagnosed and treated.
How a Headache May Come From Your Neck
Learn about cervicogenic headache, a hard-to-diagnose disorder in which your headache is referred from the neck.
Is Your Computer Causing Your Headaches?
An article that outlines some of the issues surrounding computer use and headache
Why Do I Have a Headache After Childbirth?
Read about the potential causes of a postpartum headache. While most are benign, some indicate a more serious medical condition.
6 Things Your Doctor Considers When Diagnosing...
Diagnosing headaches does not need to be a complicated matter. In order for your physician to properly diagnose your headache and prescribe an adequate treatment, it is important to relay symptoms in an orderly and logical format.
Retinal (Ocular) Migraines
Sometimes migraine headaches can affect the eyes, causing pain and visual changes.
How To Ease Throbbing Sinuses
Learn how what causes your sinuses to throb and how you can obtain relief.
Should You Use Ibuprofen to Treat Headaches?
Ibuprofen is one of the Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) available today, and physicians have been using ibuprofen to treat headaches for years. It can be purchased over the counter, but larger doses are available by prescription. It is used to control pain and inflammation found in a variety of conditions, including migraines and headaches, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and muscle aches. Ibuprofen can also be used to reduce fever.
Sinus Headaches
Many people have what they call “sinus headaches,” but it turns out the majority of them may actually have migraine headaches instead. True sinus headaches are more uncommon, and result from an underlying condition such as sinusitis or allergies. The lining of the sinuses get inflamed and painful, and eventually they may become clogged. This blockage adds to the pressure and pain felt in the sinus.
Top 10 Things To Stop Doing If You Suffer From...
A comprehensive list of strategies to avoid migraine triggers.
Can an Orgasm Stop a Headache?
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Dehydration and Headaches: Does Dehydration...
The main cause of dehydration is not drinking enough water to maintain healthy levels A variety of unpleasant symptoms occur when this happens, including headaches. Severe dehydration is serious and potentially life threatening.
Is Your Headache Caused by Dehydration?
Ana article that addresses the common causes and prevention methods for dehydration headaches
The Phases of a Migraine
There are four main phases of a migraine headache, and knowing these phases can help you begin treatment early - before the really bad symptoms starts.
All About Ice Pick Headaches
Ice pick headaches create a sharp, jabbing sensation, often around the eyes or in the temple area
What Type of Headache Are You Experiencing?
Since headaches come in a variety of types, classifying headaches according to their various symptoms can be quite helpful. Organizing these signs and symptoms can help classify your headache and properly treat it.
Coping with Nausea From A Migraine
Outlines coping strategies for dealing with nausea symptoms induced by migraine.
Pounding in Your Head? What Exactly Is a...
All headaches are not created equal, and understanding signs and symptoms of the various types of headaches will increase your ability to treat and cope with your particular condition.
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How to Prevent Migraines Before They Happen
Migraine headaches can hit at any time, and treating them may not always be convenient. If you suffer from regular migraines, your health care provider may recommend preventative treatments rather than simple abortive therapies.
Are Your Headaches Due to Low Sunlight?
Learn how vitamin D deficiency may play a role in headaches
Coping with Migraine Auras
Some migraine sufferers experience migraine aura, a brain dysfunction that can result in strange sensations all over the body. Auras are generally viewed as a warning that a migraine is coming
What Are Ice Pick Headaches?
Ice pick headaches are stabbing, extremely intense headaches that can be absolutely terrifying. They generally only last between five and 30 seconds. However, they come out of nowhere, can strike anywhere on the head, literally feel as if an ice pick is being stuck into your head, then disappear before you can even figure out what's happening.
Will Massaging My Temple Ease My Headache?
Read about self-soothing headache maneuvers, like temple massage and compression, and whether they are actually effective.
All About Hemiplegic Migraine Headaches
If the symptoms preceding a migraine resemble those of stroke, such as dizziness, loss of motor control and one-sided paralysis, it's probably a a hemiplegic headache.
What is a Silent Migraine?
Learn about silent migraines
Is Temporal Arteritis Common in Headaches?
Temporal arteritis and headaches go together quite commonly, but the two conditions are also very different. While headache can be a symptom of temporal arteritis, being able to distinguish between the two is very important in finding the most appropriate and effective treatments.
All About Sinus Headaches
In addition to the pain and pressure experienced in or around the forehead, cheeks and nose, sinus headaches may be accompanied by congestion, cough, runny nose, sore throat, fatigue, fever or sneezing.
Feels Like a Coin Being Pressed on My Head
Learn more about nummular headache including its diagnosis, symptoms, cause, and treatment.
Thyroid Disease Can Be Linked To Headaches and...
Comorbid conditions can have significant impact on effective treatment of the individual disorders. Thyroid diseases, including hypothyroidism, are among the conditions now known to often be comorbid with headaches and migraines.
What is Trigeminal Neuralgia?
Learn the basics of a facial pain disorder called trigeminal neuralgia, which causes severe, stabbing-like pain on one side of your face.
Should Headache Sufferers Avoid Alcohol?
Read about whether alcohol truly is a headache trigger and determine if this affects your own alcohol consumption.
Should I Take Tylenol or Advil for My Headache?
Learn which over-the-counter medication is best for treating a tension headache: Tylenol or Advil
7 Visual Changes That Occur in a Migraine Aura
Many time migraine headaches are preceded by some sort of visual disturbance known as migraine auras. They usually occur anywhere from 20 minutes to 24 hours before the pain of a migraine starts. These symptoms typically last for anywhere from 10 to 25 minutes. There are times when the aura occurs without actual pain, and in these cases it is known as a migraine equivalent.
How Almonds May Help Prevent Your Migraines
Read how foods rich in riboflavin, like almonds, may help prevent your migraines based on the theory that migraines are linked to a mitochondrial defect.
Hypoglycemia and Headaches
An article dealing with the onset of headache caused by hypoglycemia
Hemicrania Continua Headaches
Hemicrania continua is a type of severe headache that occurs on one side of the head
Headache Symptoms
Headaches symptoms can vary greatly, being as unique as the headache sufferer. There are a number of very common symptoms, though that can help you determine which type of headache you are experiencing.
Is There a Link Between Migraines and H. Pylori?
Learn about the association between H. pylori and migraine and whether eradication of this bacteria can help manage your migraines.
New Daily Persistent Headaches
New daily persistent headaches may not be the most painful type of chronic daily headache.
What Causes Menstrual Migraines?
Learn about the hormone changes that cause menstrual migraines and how you can prevent and treat these headaches.
How a Pituitary Tumor Causes a Severe Headache
Learn about a rare headache that occurs when a tumor in the pituitary gland starts bleeding.
Coughing may trigger head pain in this rare...
Learn more about what a primary cough headache is and how it is different from a migraine or tension headache.
Recognizing and Reacting to Cerebral Aneurysms
A cerebral aneurysm is a “weak spot” in an artery in the brain. This weakness allows the vessel to balloon outward and fill with blood, possibly leading to pressure on a nerve or brain tissue near the aneurysm. Aneurysms can also leak or rupture, causing blood to spill into the surrounding tissue (hemorrhage). What causes them and how do they relate to headaches? c
All About Tension Headaches
Tension headaches are common and have many different causes, and treatments. Learn more.
Headache From Swimming, Headache From Wearing...
Learn about headaches associated with swimming and wearing goggles and how you can prevent or treat them.
Migraine Triggers
Certain things can trigger migraine headaches. Knowing your migraine triggers can help you possibly prevent or lessen the severity of a migraine.
How Does My Doctor Diagnose My Headache?
Learn about the POUND mnemonic and ID migraine questionnaire. These are simple tests used by doctors to help distinguish migraine from other headaches
Exploding Eye: Cluster Headaches
They've caused their victims to pace the floor in agony, unable to lie down; literally bang their heads against a wall; even, on rare occasions, to commit suicide to escape the pain. They're cluster headaches -- shorter than Migraine, but often even more painful and debilitating. It's truth, not myth, that some sufferers have committed suicide to escape the pain.
Headache and Migraine Glossary: Intractable...
Headache and Migraine Glossary: Intractable Migraine
Sinuses Giving You a Headache? It's Probably a...
If you've tried various over-the-counter sinus medications to relieve your sinus headaches to no avail, there may be a good reason: chances are you don't have a sinus headache at all. Nearly 9 in 10 people with sinus headache symptoms likely are suffering from Migraines.
Common Causes of Frontal Headache
Learn about the common causes of forehead pain and how they are diagnosed.
Headache Warning Signs
The American Headache Society has a handy mnemonic device for remembering headache warning signs—reasons to call your doctor right away. All you have to do is remember to “SNOOP.”
What a Migraine with Aura Feels Like and How...
Learn about the characteristics of a migraine with aura and how it's diagnosed by your doctor.
Celebrex: Headache and Migraine Drug Profiles.
Celebrex® (celecoxib): Profile of medications used today to treat Migraine disease and headaches. Potential medication interactions, potential side effects, precautions, brand names, other information.
How Sex May Relieve Migraine Pain
Headache-prone individuals may not not only have stronger libidos, but orgasm is a very effective pain reliever.
Summary of Medications You Can Take for Your...
There are lots of good migraine treatments out there and often the combination of medication and behavioral changes allows you to gain some control over migraine attacks
What is a Migraine Aura?
Learn about what a migraine aura is and the symptoms associated with it, especially visual, language, and sensory manifestations.
Your Rights To Your Medical Records Under HIPAA
Our medical records are the method by which our current doctors follow our health and our health care. They're also important to provide background if you need to see a specialist and to bring new doctors up-to-speed. Our medical records are the records of the people with whom we literally entrust our lives. Let's explore some of the issues regarding medical records.
The Science-Backed Way to Treat a Hangover...
Headache is a common symptom of hangovers. Learn more about the delayed alcohol-induced headache or hangover headache and what you can do to treat it.
Amitriptyline: Headache and Migraine Drug...
Amitriptyline: Profile of medications used today to treat Migraine disease and headaches. Potential medication interactions, potential side effects, precautions, brand names, other information.
What Is Pseudotumor Cerebri, aka Idiopathic...
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Do Storms Trigger Your Headaches?
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I Have a Headache Everyday, Chronic Headache
Learn the basics on chronic daily headaches including what they are, how your doctor diagnoses them, and how to treat them.
SSDI or SSI? What are the differences and basics?
The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. There is often confusion about which of these programs is most appropriate for an individual. Let's take a look at the basics about both programs.
What Is Hemiplegic Migraine?
To understand Hemiplegic Migraine, we have to understand that Migraine attacks are episodic manifestations of a genetic neurological disease. Migraine can present in a variety of ways. Hemiplegic Migraine is a rare form of Migraine, made more confusing by there being two variations: Familial Hemiplegic Migraine (FHM) and Sporadic Hemiplegic Migraine (SHM).
How is a Pinched Nerve Treated?
Learn how you can treat headaches that are caused by a pinched nerve in your neck.
5 Warning Signs That Your Headache May Be...
Learn what headache warning signs should alert you to seek immediate medical attention.
Prescription Migraine Treatments
Most migraine sufferers will try an over-the-counter medication first, but often they may need some sort of prescription migraine treatment as well.
When Kids Have Headaches
Kids can get headaches quite often, and usually they are harmless. Sometimes, though, a headache can signal something more serious.
The Agony of Cluster Headaches
Cluster headaches cause potent pain and can last weeks or months, often striking with such regularity that they can be predicted with pinpoint accuracy by those who endure them.
All About Abdominal Migraines
Abdominal migraines, or migraines in the stomach area, can cause abdominal distress, nausea and vomiting.
Dietary Supplements and Botanicals for Migraine...
In recent years, various alternative therapies have been touted for their ability to prevent or treat migraine headaches.
Did You Know . . . s.o.s. is actually an...
Did You Know . . . s.o.s. is actually an abbreviation used by doctors when writing prescriptions?
what should I drink for my headache
Learn what drinks may help or worsen your headache pain.
Teenager Dies from Acetaminophen Overdose
On June 24, 2003, 17-year-old Kellie Lynn McWilliams was suffering with pain from a Migraine attack and turned to Tylenol for pain relief. In pain and probably tired and groggy, Kellie took approximately 20 of the 500 mg acetaminophen capsules. That translates to ingesting 10 grams of acetaminophen; tha maximum recommended within 24 hours is four grams. This led to her death.
Experiencing migraine symptoms along with...
Learn about a type of migraine that is associated with vertigo.
Headaches and Strokes
The relationship between headaches and strokes is a fairly complex one, but a connection that is worth exploring. Experiencing “the worst headache of your life” is one reason a patient should call his or her physician right away. Why can a severe headache be dangerous? What does it signify? To answer some of these questions it may be useful to learn briefly about strokes themselves.
Migraine Drinks To Soothe Your Head Pain
Enjoy two drink recipes, one containing ginger that may help soothe a migraine, and one containing refreshing foods to prevent a migraine.
10 Facts About Cluster Headaches
Learn ten fascinating facts about cluster headaches, one of the most debilitating and painful types of headaches.
4 Ways to Safely Treat Your Headache
There are many, many headache treatment, as evidenced by the abundance of advertisements on radio and television, in magazines, and on the internet. What works well for one person may or may not work well for another, so it is a good thing there are so many choices. Here is an overview of some of the treatments being used for headaches.
Let's Study Kids' Head Pain: Symptoms,...
Let's Study Children's Head Pain: Diagnosing Children's Head Pain. Headaches may be symptoms of other physical conditions. For that reason, it is VITAL that they be properly diagnosed promptly and correctly so that they can be treated appropriately. Children's symptoms may be different than adults'. It can be especially difficult to diagnose children because they are often unable to communicate their symptoms and needs as well as adults.
How Ginger May Relieve Your Migraines
Learn about ginger as a potential therapy for migraines and whether scientific data supports its use.
Status Migrainosus
The problem with status migrainosus is that it is one of the most painful and troublesome complications of migraine headaches. Status Migrainosus is a fancy way to say
Types of Headaches - A Visual Description
There are four main types of headaches: migraine, cluster, sinus, and tension. Understanding the typical distribution of pain for each type can help determine what types of headaches you are experiencing. As always, discuss your symptoms with a health care professional to receive proper care and treatment. Page 2.
Stress, Overworked Muscles, Tension Headache!
Headache is the pain most common to humans. Of the different forms of headache, tension headache is the most common. The symptoms, causes, treatments, and how to prevent tension headaches.
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Over-the-Counter Headache Treatments
While migraines are annoying and at times disabling, treatment choices don’t have to be confusing. There are a number of treatments that are available over-the-counter (OTC). As with all headache treatments, be sure to discuss your intentions and concerns with your health care practitioner.
Anatomy of a Migraine
When many people think “migraine” they think only of the pain of migraine. In reality, a migraine episode consists of far more. The typical migraine episode actually consists of four parts, referred to as phases or components.
Treating Migraines in Teens
Migraines can affect people of all ages, from child to adult, but treating migraines in teens can require a different approach. After age 15, as many as 20 percent or more of teens will experience migraines. During adolescence girls are more commonly affected than boys.
Coenzyme Q10 As a Migraine Preventive
Migraineurs are always looking for methods to help prevent Migraine attacks. We would like to avoid medications as much as possible, and we're always concerned about the possible side effects. In a trial of coenzyme Q10, 61.3% of the patients treated had a greater than 50% reduction in number of days with Migraine. Less than 1% reported any side effects.
Sinus Headaches - Description
Sinus headaches occur when the sinuses become inflamed or congested. Many people believe they are suffering from sinus headaches when they are in fact experiencing migraine headaches. Sinus headaches are often accompanied by symptoms such as nasal drainage, fever, congestion, or facial pain. Page 3.
Fiorinal, Fioricet, and other Butalbital...
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The Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS)...
Developed to measure the effect migraine headaches have on your daily function. MIDAS takes into account the past three months when asking the questions.
What are Tension Headaches?
Gain insight into tension headaches so you can prevent and treat these nagging headaches.
Caffeine and Headaches
Caffeine and headaches have long gone hand-in-hand, but it is not always clear how the two relate. On the one hand, caffeine withdrawal is a source of headache, among other symptoms; and on the other hand, it is also found in many headache relievers. So how do the two relate, and should you be using caffeine or cutting it out of your life?
Does My Headache Signal Something Else?
Learn about headaches caused by a problem in our brain, spinal cord, or nerves.
How Shingles May Cause a Headache
Learn how shingles can affect a nerve in your face and cause a rash and head or facial pain.
Is It Migraine? Tension? What?
Over 90% of us will experience headache of some kind at some time in our lives. It is estimated that, in the United States, there are 100 million people who are afflicted with a chronic head pain disorder. There are over 32 million Migraineurs alone. There are different kinds of head pain, requiring differing treatments. Proper diagnosis is essential to our overall health and to obtain the best possible treatment for our head pain, whatever type it is. Page 2.
Triptan Medications
The selective serotonin receptor agonists, or “triptans,” are a class of medications that the FDA first approved in late 1992. These medications were considered “miracle” drugs for migraine sufferers as they had the purported ability to abort, or stop, a migraine headache at its earliest signs.
Vestibular Migraine Headaches
Migraine headaches that are associated with episodes of vertigo are known as vestibular migraine headaches. These are relatively uncommon, but very debilitating headaches.
Aromatherapy As a Complementary Therapy for...
Aromatherapy As a Complementary Therapy for Headaches and Migraine
What is Serotonin Syndrome?
Learn about serotonin syndrome, and whether you could be at risk of developing this potential life-threatening illness.
Do I Have a Sinus Infection or a Migraine?
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What Causes an Alarm Clock Headache?
Learn how cluster headaches could originate from the hypothalamus, a brain structure that serves as our biological clock.
Is Sex Causing My Headaches?
Have you ever wondered if there's really a relationship between headaches and sex?
What Is Basilar-Type Migraine?
If you've heard of this form of Migraine before, you've probably heard or seen it called Basilar Artery Migraine (BAM). A Basilar-Type Migraine is a Migraine that has aura symptoms originating from the brainstem and/or affecting both hemispheres of the brain at the same time, but with no motor weakness. It's frightening, and caution is needed in diagnosis and medications, but it's not as dangerous as it is frightening.
Headache Humor
A headache is no laughing matter, but being able to laugh at a situation can sometimes make all the difference. Here are some headache-related jokes and humorous quotes to lighten your day. There are literally hundreds of variations on some of these jokes, but I tried to pick out the most appropriate to share here on About.com. Remember, the ability to laugh at one’s self can go a long way in promoting a healthy outlook on life.
What is a Primary Thunderclap Headache?
Learn about primary thunderclap headache, a rare headache causes the same type of pain that accompanies various life-threatening brain disorders.
What are Common Food Triggers in Migraines?
Learn the potential foods that could be triggering and irritating your migraine attacks and how elimination may lower your headache threshold and give you the relief you deserve.
Headache During Pregnancy
Headache is a common pregnancy symptoms. Let's take a closer look at both common and uncommon headaches one can develop during pregnancy.
What is My Headache?
Read about the questions your doctor may ask you when diagnosing your headache.
What Medication Will Prevent My Migraines?
Learn about medications to prevent migraines.
Retinal Migraines
It is important to understand all about retinal migraines since the symptoms can be quite worrisome. In the past, some people have called them “ocular migraines,” but this is not an official headache type according to the International Headache Society. If you seem to develop visual problems with your migraines, be sure to discuss your symptoms with your health care provider to ensure you receive the help that you need.
Migraines Often Triggered By Change In the...
Migraineurs may be able to avoid triggering the excruciating attacks by avoiding some triggers, but there's little they can do about one of the most common Migraine triggers: the weather. Half of Migraineurs were sensitive to weather variables, but most were wrong in their prediction of which climate variable was the culprit, according to findings of a recent study.
Ten Common Headache Triggers
Read about the ten most common headache triggers and little tidbits about each one.
Head Pain at Work? Check the Lighting.
If you find that you have more headaches and Migraines while at work, it may be the office lighting. Traditional office lighting generally presents two potential headache and Migraine triggers: glare from overhead incandescent lighting and flicker from fluorescent lighting tubes.
Do I Have a Sinus Infection?
Learn about the basics on rhinosinusitis, a common cause of facial pain and a medical condition that can commonly be mistaken for a migraine.
Preventing Headaches
Headaches can be triggered by a number of things, such as stress, diet or smoking. Here are more things to look out for when treating a headache.
Can Washing Your Hair Cause a Headache?
Learn how hair washing may cause headaches and what you can do to prevent this unique headache.
What is a Triptan?
Read about triptans, a common drug used to treat acute migraines—how it works, the different types, and potential side effects.
Primary Headaches
Primary headaches are those that exist independent from any other medical condition. This is in contrast to secondary headaches that are a result of an underlying medical issue or condition. The International Headache Society has classified over 150 different types of headaches, both primary and secondary. Here is a list of some of the more common primary headaches.
Is My Headache From a Brain Tumor?
Learn what a headache from a brain tumor feels like.
I Smell a Migraine
Learn how odor and smell can trigger a migraine or be a symptom of a migraine attack.
How Do You Treat Dangerous Headaches During...
While you don’t need to worry much about many headaches, there is such a thing as dangerous headaches in pregnancy. Migraines won’t necessarily get worse during pregnancy, and they can be treated fairly easily, but occasionally a headache can be a warning sign of more serious problems.
The Family and Medical Leave Act: What Is a...
The Family and Medical Leave Act: What Is a Serious Health Condition?
What is a Migraine Seizure?
A migraine seizure is an epileptic seizure that follows a migraine with aura. Learn more about migraine seizures.
What is a Concussion Headache?
Learn more about what a concussion is and the headache and associated symptoms that may occur as a result.
Concussions and Headaches
Concussions occur when there is minor injury to the brain. It is a short loss of brain function, usually following some sort of injury. Concussions are common in sports such as football, in which players are likely to be struck in the head. Headache is a common early symptom of a concussion, and should be considered along with other symptoms to determine the nature of an accident or trauma.
Acetaminophen and Oxycodone: Headache and...
Acetaminophen and Oxycodone: Profile of medications used today to treat Migraine disease and headaches. Potential medication interactions, potential side effects, precautions, brand names, other information.
What is a Migraine Attack?
Educate yourself on the basics on what a migraine without aura is and how you can prevent and treat these debilitating attacks.
All About Menstrual Migraines
Many women suffer from migraine headaches during menstruation.
Over-the-Counter Drugs and Head Pain
Headaches and Migraines can be so intolerable that it's easy to think that only prescription medications will work to relieve the pain, but over-the-counter (OTC) medications are often very helpful, and may be all you need for many episodes. Especially when taken early, these medications can be quite effective. Information and buying tips about OTC medications. Page 2.
Migraines at School
Migraine symptoms can be especially unsettling when they occur away from home. Children may find it embarrassing to ask the teacher for help and may worry that classroom peers will make fun of them
Treating Migraines in Children
With all of the choices available, finding the best option for treating migraines in children can be a daunting task. The old adage “children are not just little adults” is quite appropriate, and it is important to exercise caution when treating children. There are some guidelines available to health care providers when it comes to treating children with migraines.
Medication Overuse Headache: When Meds Cause...
Unfortunately, it seems that any medication we take for headache or Migraine relief has the potential to cause medication overuse headache if used more than two or three days a week. We need to learn as much about it as possible. Let’s take a look at what causes it, how to avoid it, and other important issues.
What is Photophobia and Why Does It Occur in...
Learn about what photophobia is and how it relates to migraines.
Persistent Aura without Infarction
There are a number of rare complications of migraines, and Persistent Aura without Infarction (PAWI) is one of them. As the name suggests, migraine aura is a necessary feature of PAWI. Not a lot is known about PAWI, but there are a few treatments that can be used.
Tylenol Use in Headaches
Acetaminophen is likely the most commonly used pain reliever today. It has long been touted as a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of pain, including headaches, whether you have migraines, tension headaches, or cluster headaches. Acetaminophen use comes with some risk, however, so understanding proper dosing and potential hazards is important. As always, discuss any medication uses or changes with your health care provider.
Compazine: Headache and Migraine Drug Profiles.
Compazine® (Prochlorperazine): Profile of medications used today to treat Migraine disease and headaches. Potential medication interactions, potential side effects, precautions, brand names, other information.
Cocktail Headache
Learn more about the cocktail headache, also known formally as an immediate alcohol-induced headache.
Using Birth Control Pills to Prevent Menstrual...
A comprehensive article on factors that contribute to birth control use and migraines
Migraine Headaches
Migraine headaches are common, affecting nearly 30 million people a year. According to some statistics, about 25 percent of women and almost 10 percent of men experience debilitating migraines. With so many people being affected by migraines it is worth the time to understand a little bit more about them.
I Have a Pain in My Temple
Learn about the basics of giant cell arteritis and whether your headache warrants an investigation into this diagnosis.
Is There a Link Between Sneezing and Migraines?
Learn about the potential link between migraines and rhinitis, a medical condition characterized by sneezing and a stuffy nose.
Learn about a Type of Meningitis that has a...
Learn about a couple potential diagnoses if you have both a headache and a rash.
Over-the-Counter Treatments for Headaches
Although some headaches may require the firepower of a prescription drug, others respond to basic over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications, which have the advantage of being readily available and relatively inexpensive. Their use — plus the use of other interventions, depending on the type of headache you have — may help ease your pain.
DHE-45 Migraine Abortive - Headache and...
DHE-45 (dihydroergotamine mesylate, USP) injectable is for the acute treatment of Migraine with or without aura. Ergotamine preparations are non-triptan Migraine abortives. Injectable medications bypass the gastrointestinal tract, making it appropriate for patients who suffer from nausea and vomiting as a result of migraine, and who may therefore have difficulty with oral treatments.

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