How long until you should see a doctor from a headache?
I have had a headache, or just some sharp shooting pains in one part of my head rather, and I was wondering: after how many days should you see a doctor? I’ve had it for 3 days now. Thank-you if you answer !
I dunno? GTood question. Read this:
It’s probably stress related.
Plagued with headaches from childhood to middle age I have had many different types: Migraines, Cluster, Allergic, Visual and mild. The following has helped me and others, I AM NOT A DOCTOR and I recommend that you make an appointment to see one and possibly consider counseling if these headaches are persistent.
This is not a substitute for seeing a Doctor or any health-care provider. However, if you read this and follow the recommendations at the END you may be headache free before the appointment date(s).
What your DDS, ER, MD, chiropractor, therapist or health-care provider may not tell you are; that most if not all headaches are STRESS related and they can be and usually are triggered by conditioning. If you can identify the conditioned triggers of your headaches you can break the cycle of stress aggravating a headache and the headache aggravating the stress. This fuels a very disabling negative feedback cycle. Break the cycle by:
Reducing headache symptoms such as, nausea, vomiting and vertigo.
Try inducing relaxation.
Teach your body to be more tolerant towards headache triggers.
Try improving blood-circulation to your brain.
Start a routine that controls or rids you of headaches (see my routine below).
Here are a few common types of headaches:
SUBDURAL Hematoma headaches are caused by trauma. If you have suffered a HEAD INJURY please stop reading this and go to the nearest hospital Emergency Room NOW.
MIGRAINE headaches are usually one sided, more common in females and characterized by at least one of the following; sensitivity to light, pain behind one eye, throbbing brought on by bright lights, chocolate, cheese, red wine or menstrual cycle. You can also have a visual aura around lights and things may taste odd.
HYPERTENSION headaches are at the top and back of your head and throb. You usually wake up with this headache and after about 3 to 4 hours it subsides and may be caused by high blood pressure. You may need medicines to reduce your high blood pressure.
CLUSTER headaches can be seen in an adolescent to adult, more common in males, one sided, usually over temple or eye area, may have a blood shot eye(s), and may wake you up at night, runny nose, sweating, tearing of the eyes, usually worse in Spring or Fall (allergy season) and lasts 15 min. to 12 hrs.
MUSCULAR TENSION headaches feels: band-like distribution around head – like wearing a very tight head band and is brought on by stress, tension, fatigue and work.
CERVICOGENIC (neck caused) headaches – characterized by possible sharp pain behind your ear at the base of the skull along with correlated shoulder pain which can last for days and weeks at a time until misalignment is corrected. Medications provide only short term relief when taken.
SINUS headaches are localized in nature; certain positions are worse like the nose area, steady throb, and worse in the morning and may be seasonal.
Rounding it out are Temporal, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Brain Tumor headaches.
With the exception of the last three types of headache and SUBDURAL Hematoma trauma headaches there are SIX home remedies that I use and that may work for you as they do/did for me. This is a routine;
(1) Drink 16 to 24 ounces of water as dehydration may cause headaches. Dehydration is stress. If you are fasting this can fill an empty stomach and allows you to continue your fast.
(2) Eat a banana! My MOST skeptical of friends was SO DESPERATE he eventually tried it and claims that it cures 40% of his headaches/migraines and gives some relief of the other 60%! Bananas are loaded with potassium which helps alleviate all headaches. In addition it is very filling and an empty stomach is stress.
(3) Take your chosen OTC meds, if any.
(4) Take a pleasant shower.
(5) De-stress by; turning off the phone, TV, the computer, the clock and don’t watch the news!
(6) Lay down for a nap. To unplug the brain you are only going to think about what else you can do to de-stress.
This is my routine I use to break the headache cycle. You could do the same or add other stress reducers, such as: cold compresses, ear plugs, sleep visors, herbal teas, etc. It’s important to have a routine so that you can get CONTROL of the headaches and not vice-a-versa.
Knowledge is power. Learn more about headaches and get more control and empowerment over them. Start at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headache Also try: http://www.headache-treatment-options.com/
Hope this helps!
How to get rid of headaches and nausea?
For the last week I’ve been getting random headaches accompanied by horrible nausea. Should I eat or not? I’ve been taking tylenol but it doesn’t always work. What should I do?
OK It really depends on the type of headache you have. So I will give you the major types of headaches and the symptoms. Sounds like a severe cervicogenic migraine. See a chiropractor who can do an occiput ( pronounced oxi-put) adjustment. That should really help you. However, take a look at all the descriptions here and follow the one that best describes your headache.
Migraine- One sided, more common in females, Sensitivity to light, pain behind one eye, throbbing, brought on by bright lights, chocolate, cheese, red wine or menstrual cycle.
Can also have an aura and have a funny taste.
Hypertension- At the top and back of your head. Throbbing. You usually wake up with this headache and after about 3 hours it subsides. Usually caused by High Blood pressure. Need medicines to reduce blood pressure.
Cluster Headache, adolescent to adult, more common in males, one sided, usually over temple or eye area, may have a blood shot eye, wakes you up at night, runny nose, sweating, tearing of the eyes, Worse in spring or fall, lasts 15min- 2hrs. relief for a little bit and then comes right back.
Muscular tension- A band-like distribution around head (like wearing a very tight head band). Brought on by stress, tension, fatigue, work.
Temporal Arteritis- Only over age 50. One sided over temple area, pain in jaw, burning, aching throbbing, sensitive scalp, fever. tender arteries. If visual symptoms- go to ER with this one.
Cervicogenic(neck caused)- Pain in upper neck and back of head. Pain when moving the head. daily, reduced movement in neck area. Brought on by stress, head movement and head alignment. Can mimic a migraine including nausea. If it is a head and neck related alignment you can have temporal headaches or headaches that arc from behind the ear forward. Possible sharp pain behind your ear at the base of the skull along with correlated shoulder pain. Can last for days and weeks at a time until misalignment is corrected. Very little or only short term relief when taking headache medications.
Sinus- Localized, certain positions are worse, steady throb, worse in the morning.
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage- abrupt onset, constant stiff neck, feels like someone hit you in the head, Caused by high blood pressure, stress or aneurysm. Life threatening.
Brain Tumor- Onset morning and evening, varies from mild to severe, may throb, wakes you up at night, symptoms getting worse, neck stiffness worse than ever.
Subdural Hematoma- caused by trauma. It is a slow bleed in the brain. Natasha Richardson died from something like this.
OK now that I have told you the types of headaches. Here is what you do for them.
Migraines, muscular tension, cervicogenic, and some sinus and cluster headaches can be helped by a chiropractor. If it is sinus, you need to ask the chiropractor if they have a sinus/cranial treatment (not all do).
For Hypertension, cluster, temporal arteritis (unless it has visual component) and brain tumor- go see your doctor
For Temporal arteritis with visual impairment, subarachnoid hemorrhage and subdural hematoma, go to the Emergency Room right away.
I hope this helps.
I wish you the best.
How long does a car accident compensation take?
I had a car accident on the 8th May, that was not our fault at all.We were travelling northbound on the a249 at 30mph, there was a white van about 50/60 yards ahead of us as we approached the roundabout. There was a line of traffic heading the other way, separated from us by a painted central reservation. The jag, which we estimate was doing 30mph or more, suddenly careened out of his own lane, hitting the van ahead of us, flipping it over. We saw him heading towards us and my father in law had just enough time to twitch the steering wheel away from him, however we had nowhere else to go. The car impacted us head on, catching mainly the drivers side of the bonnet. The car that hit us carried on travelling about 10 foot behind us. The impact bounced the back of our car upwards, landing us up over the pavement and onto the bank behind us. When the car hit us, the airbags deployed. There were no skid marks, so the driver who hit us was not braking. Other eyewitnesses said that from what they saw it appeared that nobody was driving the jaguar, so there is a possibility that the driver had his head down and was looking for something or was unconscious, either because he was asleep or due to a medical condition (known or unknown). When my father in law got out and asked if the other driver was okay he just said that “he had had a bad cold for the last couple of days”. He said to another eyewitness that “he may have dozed off”.
I sustained moderately bad whiplash, my first back tooth on the top has been knocked out, I have had a constant headache since it happened (doc says its an airbag injury), and I keep having flashbacks. I also have an anxiety disorder which has now got worse. I am finding it very difficult to leave the house, and am only getting in our courtesy car if I really have to (like going to the doctors). Also loud noises now make me very nervous. An empty wheelie bin was blown over in front of me the day after, and it gave me a full blown panic attack. The whiplash affected my neck, both shoulders, and my hips, because of where the seatbelt sits on me because I’m short. The tooth was completely broken off and is now unfixable, and I have to have the root removed.
Does anyone know how much I am likely to receive and how long it will take?
I have been diagnosed by a doctor, so I am not exaggerating my injuries. My doctor has examined me and can see the physical bruises caused by the seatbelt! So please, no stupid answers like the one on my previous question.
I’m in the UK and we were both fully insured if that helps.
“As stated previously, whiplash can effect the cervical spine (vertebrae) causing injury to the intervertebral discs which can cause radiating pain, tingling, numbness or pins and needles into the arm, hand or fingers, facet and uncinate joints causing local neck or shoulder pain, the muscles attaching to the neck and midback such as the: trapezius, scalenes, sternocleidomastoid, levator scapulae, interscapular, rhomboid or paravertebral causing trigger points or referred symptoms into the arms. Damage to the Scalene muscles, presence of a “first rib” in the cervical spine or irritation of the collar bone can cause a condition called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). Symptoms of TOS can be surprisingly similar to other conditions such as: cervical nerve irritation, cervical disc bulging or herniation. It is important to correctly diagnose the cause of the symptoms because the treatment options may be vastly different.
Other Whiplash Symptoms:
• Blurred vision
• Difficulty swallowing
• Pain between the shoulder blades
• Pain in the arms or legs, feet and hands
• Low back pain and/or stiffness
• Shoulder pain
• Ringing in the ears
• Numbness and tingling
• Pain in the jaw or face
Okay, since this was a pretty bad accident, expect to drag it out for a while. If you have constant issues with your injuries, seek legally advice and continued medical treatment, since this is a personal injury claim, it should be free( the legal advice). but the longer you need to be treated for accident related injuries the more the settlement will be with help of an attorney. Don’t be in a rush to get paid. They may offer you $10,000 to settle, but if you wait and have counsel, you may see another zero or more.
Have you suffered an ectopic pregnancy without knowing you were pregnant at first?
My hpt’s keep coming out negative, but the past week or so I’ve been feeling pain in my left side in my lower abdomen and more recently my shoulder and part of my neck and now I’m spotting. If I am pregnant, I would be 8 weeks along at this point. I feel very weak. Before the pain, I experienced many pregnancy symptoms, nausea, lack of appetite, craving, and fatigue. Does anybody have any ideas of what may be occurring?
i had an ectopic pregnancy when i was 17. I never tested myself but the hospital did. I still had my period for 2 months before i was taken to the hospital. Each time i got my period, i was screaming because of the pain i had. I knew something was wrong because i had never ever had so much pain before when getting my period. I mainly had stomach cramps on my right side and a touch of nausea from time to time. I just knew i was pregnant. Was taken to the hospital on may 28th at 8am because the pain had come back even though my period had already passed. they did all types of tests and thet nurse came back and said she’d done a pregnancy test and that it had come up positive. i got excited then because i really wanted my baby. then she said it sounds more like the pregnancy is ectopic due to the pain in my right side that i had been feeling. was taken for an ultra sound and my right falliopian tube was as big as a ballon. i also had a cyst on my ovary.
Sometimes shoulder pain can be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy and if you have such severe pain in your stomach or sides where your ovaries and fallopian tubes are, i suggest you get to the ER right away. DON’T WAIT! i almost lost half my reproductive system because i left it for so long. they said another week and i would have collapsed due to the internal bleeding i had.
Best of luck to you though. plz, don’t wait just go and get it checked out ASAP!!