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Frequent headaches

I have been getting headaches atlest once every 5 days. I also get migraines about 1 once every 3 months.  I have been haveing these headaches for 1.5-3 years. I have not gotten a MRI yet. I have been to to 2 doctors and the last one sent me to a neuroloist who was supposed to set me up for a MRI. I have tooken migraines preventives with no luck in getting lowering the amount of headaches I get. I do take regular meds like tylenol, advile and motrin. I can not link my headaches to any thing. I wanted to know what I should to prevent the headahes or if I should be worried that I get so many headaches
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1093617 tn?1279302002
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Hi, Thank you for the question. For persistent headaches, possibilities like migrainous, cluster, tension and refractive errors that need to be evaluated thoroughly with the help of a neurologist here. Migraine like headache can be throbbing, one sided of face & head and preceded by aura (starts with blurred vision). Cluster headache may appear as burning, explosive in nature and tear appears from eyes. Tension headache originates with stress and anxiety disorder. Please arrange an appointment with a neurologist right away who will evaluate the further underlying disorders by clinically examine you & ordering MRI or CT scan here that may be the main reasons of your headache attacks & other symptoms and can provide you an appropriate treatment. Hope this information proves helpful to you. Take Care & Regards!!!


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911669 tn?1294099188
Hello,

I hate to hear about the headaches you are having at such a young age.  Years ago, I started with headaches at the age of 9 and then into my teens.

If you have not yet seen a neurologist, I definitely would do so.  I hope that you are not having any other neurological symptoms aside from the headaches.

For my migraines, I use Imitrex.  I have heard that Topamax is another good medication for migraines.  Also another migraine medication is Relpax, in addition to others.

The physician above describes well the different types of migraines.

You might also have an underlying condition as well.  I would definitely talk with your parents about seeing a neurologist.

I hope you feel better soon!

terri
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