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i get severe headaches every few days lasting 3 days, makes

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i get severe headaches every few days lasting 3 days, makes it impossible to work, i always feel extremelt tired before it starts and it always settles to the right hand side of the back of my head
Submitted: 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.

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Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
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Do you have any associated symptoms like fever/ runny nose? Were any investigations done to see for the cause?
Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
Hello Wendy,

Do you have any associated symptoms like fever/ runny nose? Were any investigations done to see for the cause?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

i always feel bunged up , had a bad ear infection which was thught to be the cause also had nose sprays and decongestants,

Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
Wendy I assume no investigations were obtained.

Headache can be due to varied causes - Intracranial abnormality {inflammation, infection or some mass}/ migraine, anxiety, stress, less sleep/ raised blood pressure, low blood sugar/ referred pain from cervical spine, ear, eye or sinuses.

In your case with no associated symptoms like seizures, weakness at any part of the body - I would think of referred pain as my first bet. It can be due to some infection focus in your middle ear or sinuses.

Having repeated headache worries me and needs further evaluation. Few investigations like CT Brain, x ray for sinuses and temporal bone {middle ear}/ throat swab should give us more answers.

Till than - Motrin, warm water gargles, steam inhalation should give relief. Have balanced diet, adequate fluid/ avoid alcohol, smoking/ stay away from stress {Yoga, meditation help}/ have quality sleep.

Wish you well.

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