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I know this is predominantly a deals site but I was looking for some advice. I have been suffering from server headaches for the last 9 or so weeks. They come on all of a sudden and take over the left…
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2m, 2w agoPosted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I know this is predominantly a deals site but I was looking for some advice. I have been suffering from server headaches for the last 9 or so weeks. They come on all of a sudden and take over the left side of my head it starts off with a tension and within minuets its excruciating I'm constantly taking tablets ad having to take naps as I genuinely cannot bare the pain I can have up to 5 in one day lasting anything from 20minuets to 2 and a half hours - I have been to the doctors but they are not taking me seriously and just told me to keep a diary. I cannot seem to figure out any triggers and nothing helps.. Has anyone suffered anything similar or know of any treatments or medication I'm at breaking point :(

Thank you xx
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2m, 2w agoPosted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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funkyfoo
I swear by the migraine tablets from Asda, their own brand ones, £1.35 for 12, as long as they have Lysine in them, these are the ones:https://groceries.asda.com/product/ibuprofen/asda-migraine-relief-342g-tablets/910000264423

goswink
I have headaches every day, I'm in my early 20s. I went to my gp about it, he just said some people get them for no reason. Wish there was a magic cure :|
I'm 23 :( it's driving me crazy I had to turn half the lights off in my office at work today and wear sun glasses

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#1
call nhs 24 - they will likely have a better answer.
#2
Depending what age you are and if you're a lady then it could be peri menopause as I've just started that and headaches were one of my first symptoms, which then went on to aural migraines. Symptoms just went on from there.
#3
dannyeff
call nhs 24 - they will likely have a better answer.
Although I think it's a good idea to get a second opinion, NHS 24 aren't that great about things like this. I was very poorly at the weekend, called NHS 24, said they would send an emergency doctor out. I'm still waiting. They're only really good for minor things.
#4
I swear by the migraine tablets from Asda, their own brand ones, £1.35 for 12, as long as they have Lysine in them, these are the ones:
https://groceries.asda.com/product/ibuprofen/asda-migraine-relief-342g-tablets/910000264423
#5
Migraine, Flu, Virus are just some of the causes but as stated above NHS are better equipped to deal with you then people on HOTUK.
#6
funkyfoo
I swear by the migraine tablets from Asda, their own brand ones, £1.35 for 12, as long as they have Lysine in them, these are the ones:https://groceries.asda.com/product/ibuprofen/asda-migraine-relief-342g-tablets/910000264423
I think these are the same as a well known brand and are superb. My aural migraines took about 20 mins to subside with those.
#7
You can buy a migraine tablet from the pharmacy called imigran. If it relieves your headache, then it's a migraine. Though you could also look up cluster headaches, sounds similar to me
#8
I have headaches every day, I'm in my early 20s. I went to my gp about it, he just said some people get them for no reason. Wish there was a magic cure :|
#9
I suffer from a condition called cluster headaches, and this sounds similar to that. I suggest you check this out online. if it is then you will need some pretty serious medication to even touch it, including ecg's and probably a mri scan. hope you find some relief.
banned#10
I usually take some paracetamol and it works for me but since you've been having for so long you should see a doctor.
#11
Hello, so sorry to hear of your distress. Just to clarify I am not medically trained but I would advise you to go to your A and E department at your nearest hospital. Tell them you are at breaking point and need help There could be all sorts of reasons why you are experiencing such pain ie. Cluster headaches, migraine etc. But if you are at breaking point you need to see someone who can help you now. I wish you all the very best.
#12
I have similiar headaches but last only seconds but more often, I went to the doctors after 3/4 weeks and he told me it was trapped nerve believe it or not. Not long after they went and now I only get them occasionally. I would keep going to the doctors if they are getting bad. Keep going until you see someone that will help. Good luck.
#13
i suffer similar symptoms and only thing that works for me is solphadine soluble.you can buy them at any chemist
#14
You can get botox in your neck to help with the pain now I think?
Sounds severe but apparently it works.. obviously have it done by a doctor, not Janice who does fod treatment in her spare room..
#15
Hope it helps, I get headaches when I am slightly dehydrated, I now make sure I drink at least 5+ pints of water a day, probably more, works for me,
#16
The quacks will diagnose "Non Specific Migraine", and go tell you to go lie down for a week (or two).

I had something similar that lasted over 12 weeks, how is your pulse, normal or feeling abnormally slow?? Blood Pressure??

After a certain number, pain killers can actually cause headaches, so try and cut them down to the minimum you can cope with, and try both the main types - aspirin and paracetamol based. Ibuprofen is aspirin based, Co-Codemol is paracetamol based.
The later two work better, but CoCodemol is addictive.

Drink lots and lots of water - it could be dehydration, everyone has their heating on at home, and this can dry you out. Other than that 12 week job, having a litre of water/decaffeinated tea has cured nearly every headache I have had.

Eye strain can also cause severe headaches, when was your vision checked last?

If all else fails, ask for a brain scan; I dont want to scare you, but I know a woman who died last year from a tumour, and headaches were the only symptom she had - and those after it was too late.
#17
Why are you on a deals site ??? Surely anyone with a medical issue should be going to a Dr's or a Hospital not asking the rest of the world to speculate and possibly convince you to take a course of action that may well make things worse.
#18
900mg asprin with fizzy water is what my gp recommends
#19
Drink more cold water or anything as mild dehydration can cause a headache.
Eat 1 or 2 bananas a day. Ware a sleep mask or darken bedroom to help sleep well. Get a contour pillow for better neck support. Neck strain is thought to be one of many things that can cause a bad head. That one helped me. There is little that can be done if it's just a cluster of migraines your getting.
#20
I'd see a doc for a neurological assessment. painkillers may be your trigger. called rebound headache. try ice and rest. avoid choc, cheese, wine ect and have a good bedtime routine with no stimulation for an hr before bed(called sleep hygiene) good luck x
#21
Oh, avoid caffeine too x
#22
I suffer severe headaches and migraines to the point im basically paralysed, the doctor gave me migraines tablets which i felt took the edge off so i would try that. Someone had mentioned to me that there is a point on your ear that you can get pierced that will reduce or stop all headaches and migraines, i don't know where this point is or even if this is true, as ive never met anyone with it done but its a thought. hope you get some relief!
#23
after 9 weeks you should really see the doctor to rule out anything serious, you could have something such as chronic daily migraines which can be treated with various tablets or it could be something more serious. painkillers can also bring on headaches if you have taken them to long. As someone who suffers with the chronic daily headaches I know what its like but you must go and see the doctor.

Oh and don't try and piece part of your ear like the post above :(


Edited By: eslick on Dec 09, 2016 17:42
#24
I suffer from crippling migraines. Co-codamol are the only thing that help and I have to take them as soon as I feel the headache coming on. If I leave it more than an hour there is no cure for me but sleep.
#25
I am not medical but can relate my experience in case it helps - I suffered a bout of horrendous headaches a few years ago for a period of a few weeks - they would wake me up, then they would be pretty constant throughout the day and would not go away even with continual maximum doses of paracetamol and ibuprofen. Went to the optician first to rule out eye problems, as this is the first thing a Doctor may ask you, so I would definitely suggest this regardless. As that did not highlight any issues, I then tried the Doctors, who prescribed codeine in addition to the paracetamol and ibuprofen for the pain. The codeine didn't agree with me, but also did not completely take away the headaches even with all 3 drugs. So after a couple of weeks of this, with me barely being able to speak because of the pain, the Doctors agreed to send me for a brain scan to rule out anything 'nasty', so if your headaches are very debilitating and severe I would think they could do this. Thereafter, for me, as the brain scan showed no issues, they had no answers other than to keep taking the pills, drink plenty of water and keep off alcohol and possible standard trigger type foods (which I was doing anyway). The headaches were so debilitating and I had to lie down in a darkened room for much of the day, though they weren't typical migraines. Anyway, in the end, having used a chiropractor for back problems previously, I decided to try there; she did some adjustments and from that day on the pain lessened and within 2 days had completely gone. I am not saying this will necessarily work, but I know I had read you can get a neck joint problem that can give you horrendous headaches, so that's what I believe it was. I think a physiotherapist may also be able to help. The only think I could think at the time was that I had been doing as lot of reading on my tablet with my head hanging downwards and I wonder whether this had caused neck strain, so think about whether there is anything similar that could be a factor. As for tablets, I occasionally get one-off strong headaches and my no-fail tablets are the Tesco Paracetamol Extra tablets which are paracetamol plus caffeine - these work quickly for me and I suspect there are similar ones available. All of the above may or may not be of help, but best of luck with getting it resolved.
#26
st8mike
Why are you on a deals site ??? Surely anyone with a medical issue should be going to a Dr's or a Hospital not asking the rest of the world to speculate and possibly convince you to take a course of action that may well make things worse.

Doctors like to shop tooo..
#27
Anything changed in your life around that time?
Stress, change in diet, turning on a old heater, etc

Could be numerous things causing it.
If the doctor isn't an option then start rulings things out one at a time leave leaving a day or so gap between them.
So say you started drinking more coffee at that time cut back for a few days and see if it helps.
If you went on a diet try reverting back to our old foods for a few days.
If you started using a new phone, tablet or computer stop using it for a few days.

Along with ensuring our eating and drinking right there isn't much more to can do without a doctor.
#28
Go back to the doctors with your diary. They didnt say it just for entertainment value.
#29
eslick
after 9 weeks you should really see the doctor to rule out anything serious, you could have something such as chronic daily migraines which can be treated with various tablets or it could be something more serious. painkillers can also bring on headaches if you have taken them to long. As someone who suffers with the chronic daily headaches I know what its like but you must go and see the doctor.

Oh and don't try and piece part of your ear like the post above :(



​haha i wasnt exactly saying go stab your ear until the headaches gone, i said id heard there was an area you could get pierced (professionally obviously) which would need to be researched first. Its something to do with accupunction i think. If it reduces/stops headaches then its something to consider, coming from someone who would consider anything to stop the headaches.
#30
Some migraines are caused by an allergy to different foods - my mum got them if she ate pineapple!

But definitely see your GP.
#31
Lots of reasons for headaches I'd start of by trying to find the reason go get an eye test have you changed your air freshener/scented candles/perfume/aftershave which may be triggering them then back to your gp if all else fails
#32
bobsuncle
Hello, so sorry to hear of your distress. Just to clarify I am not medically trained but I would advise you to go to your A and E department at your nearest hospital. Tell them you are at breaking point and need help There could be all sorts of reasons why you are experiencing such pain ie. Cluster headaches, migraine etc. But if you are at breaking point you need to see someone who can help you now. I wish you all the very best.


​No wonder its an average four hour wait at our nearest A&E with all those people there with headaches...
#33
beawesomejo
eslick
after 9 weeks you should really see the doctor to rule out anything serious, you could have something such as chronic daily migraines which can be treated with various tablets or it could be something more serious. painkillers can also bring on headaches if you have taken them to long. As someone who suffers with the chronic daily headaches I know what its like but you must go and see the doctor.
Oh and don't try and piece part of your ear like the post above :(
​haha i wasnt exactly saying go stab your ear until the headaches gone, i said id heard there was an area you could get pierced (professionally obviously) which would need to be researched first. Its something to do with accupunction i think. If it reduces/stops headaches then its something to consider, coming from someone who would consider anything to stop the headaches.

Unfortunately this is the Internet and people are well stupid enough to do it, just look at the ...who tried to drill holes into their phones to add a headphone jacks.

Acupuncture is supposed to be a good thing, my specialist suggest it for me, but you need to get it checked out first, ideally with an MIR or CT scan just to be sure.
#34
I took migraines about once a week then I had a headache almost every day for 6 weeks.Went to doctor and it was high blood pressure causing it.Pills prescribed and the next day no headaches at all almost 4 months ago.
GET BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKED.
#35
Has your doctor ruled out sinus? Crazy has it sounds I get really bad headaches from it.
#36
I am on daily medication for migraines. However, a word of warning... There are several different types of headache/migraine and they require different types of medication. Don't just keep trying different tablets. Medications have side effects and you could be paying money for something that actually causes you problems without fixing the specific problem that you have. Try seeing a different GP at your local practice. Also do some research online. There are plenty of people in a similar situation so you certainly aren't on your own and there are forums and medical/doctor type websites which can give you advice and once you know what type of headaches you are experiencing you can find the right medication to treat your problem. You should also look at keeping a 'Headache diary'. Keeping a log of exactly when and how often you get them can help you to identify your triggers, and they can be different things for different people. Mine are Bright light, Heat and Stress/anxiety. Some people are affected by different things, such as loud noise/music (but that one doesn't affect me at all!) In your headache diary you should also keep a record of things like the amount of sleep you've had, how you were feeling, what you've eaten. Finding a pattern is key to finding an effective treatment. I wish you all the very best and offer my sympathy to you. I know only too well how misunderstood this affliction can be and how some people (like your boss at work for example) don't take it seriously enough and think you're exaggerating or being lazy. Good luck :-)
#37
YouDontWantToKnow
Go back to the doctors with your diary. They didnt say it just for entertainment value.

This. Make sure you keep going back and ask to be referred to a consultant. Ask for pain killer to stop the pain. I find neurofen works for me. Has anything changed for you within the last 9 weeks, like glasses, looking at computer screens, new desk at work etc?
#38
Aspirin and go for an eye test ASAP. Specsavers is running free eye test now all over the nation.
#39
Warning though!!!
Do not take any medication including Aspirin without consulting your doctor first.
#40
With the average cost of a visit to A&E at £500 surely it would be much wiser to go along other routes, it is not a danger to life. Migraine certainly jumps to mind and I have suffered them for years. I take Zolmitriptan which I get from the GP and its cures them if taken quick enough. Do NOT go to A&E for migraine it so so treatable at home. Think about what has changed in your life, common causes are stress, hormones, tiredness, worry, food, anxiety, allergies, alcohol, changes in lifestyle. Think back what has happened and what is likely to be a trigger then yo just avoid it so you dont get so many migraines.

bobsuncle
Hello, so sorry to hear of your distress. Just to clarify I am not medically trained but I would advise you to go to your A and E department at your nearest hospital. Tell them you are at breaking point and need help There could be all sorts of reasons why you are experiencing such pain ie. Cluster headaches, migraine etc. But if you are at breaking point you need to see someone who can help you now. I wish you all the very best.

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