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Why do i get so many headaches?

By February 21, 2010 - 1:22pm
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I have been getting headaces anywhere between 3-5 times a day...they aren't always bad. But when they are bad they are terrible. I don't know what could be causing it or what i can do to get rid of them. Over the counter pain medicine (ex. tylenol, motrin, advil) doesn't work. I do drink a lot of caffiene, soda, energy drinks, coffee. I am also a smoker. Im not sure if that helps.
What do i do??? PLEASE HELP!!!

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I went to the doctor and he said I don't need glasses, so now I take tylenol and go to sleep to let it go away but it does not work. now I get headaches everyday. I don't know what to do i have a headache right now. HELP ME!!!!!!!!

July 3, 2012 - 7:44pm

There are many things you can do! Drinking an excess of caffeine and smoking can be triggers for headaches, but also cutting these out suddenly ("cold turkey") can also cause a headache ("withdrawal headache").

EmpowHER has great information about headaches, including causes, prevention and treatment options: EmpowHER: headaches.

To know more about your headaches, do you know what is triggering them? Do you notice any environmental factors, PMS, sleep patterns, excess stress or other lifestyle factors (before/after exercising, fluid-intake if you are dehydrated, looking at computer screen, etc)?

There are many types of headaches, including cluster, sinus, tension, migraine. Have you ever talked with your doctor about your specific symptoms, what triggers your headaches, the frequency, duration and severity of each one?

We can help talk you through some of the common symptoms, triggers and types of headaches, if you can provide some of the answers to the above questions. There is a great website that also discusses basic headache information: National Headache Foundation.

February 21, 2010 - 1:31pm
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