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Hi I'm Dr. Phil
Can I ask your first name?
hi Craig nice to meet you
do you have pain with chewing?
The headache is constant
are you obese?
Im not,overweight maybe. Im about 88kg
okay do you snore?
According to my wife yes
a huge cause of headache is sleep apnea
being overweight and snoring is a big sign of sleep apnea.
I think treatment for your sleep apnea will fix the headaches
What kind of treatment would that entail?
wearing a sleep mask called a CPAP
But ive snored for years and have been roughly the same weight as long as i remember why would it just start?
I am not sure
you are getting older and the body has less ability to adapt
all problems start with age!
So if i had this treatment on average how long would it take for my headache to clear and not suffer from sleep apnea?
Why did you rate bad service?
you have a chronic headaache
I have told you something that you didn't know that I see commonly causes chronic headache
I have suggested treatment for that problem which I believe will improve your headache
And in my experience has helped many people
So I gave you a diagnosis, treatment plan and follow up suggestions.
Is that bad service?
So what would you recommend lifestyle wise i could do to get rid of sleep apnea
I recommend you lose weight and exercise
getting your weight down and being physically active can help to fix sleep apnea
Is it curable completely?
I clicked bad service accidentally and my wifi connection is slow, dont take it personal as you can imagine im desperate to get rid of this constant headache and appreciate any helpand advice. Im in the royal navy and am fit and was physically active until i got this damn headache, thats a problem see cos im stuggling to do physical exercise cos it makes my headache worse.
No problem but please understand on my end that I work hard here to try and help people
and yes I know it can be frustrating
but sleep apnea can come with age
I think you should work on getting into shape and losing weight and it will improve
also get tested for sleep apnea.
my final piece of advice is that you should keep a very detailed headache diary
for the headache clinic
what makes it better, worse, etc
No doubt, i didnt say you didnt. I shall ask my gp to look into sleep apnea when i seeher on thursday. At least its something that hasnt been looked at yet.