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My girlfriend experienced (is experiencing a headache

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Hi - my girlfriend experienced (is experiencing a headache that has only occurred one other time (circa 3 months ago). The headache both times got gradually worse during the day and she also experiences dizziness and the pain is worse when moving. Both times she has found it very hard to move when the pain is most severe and just sat down in the spot she was standing. Paracetamol seems to improve the symptoms as does head massage. Any ideas ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced specialist.This is likely tension headache since it lasts several hours, worsens with head movement.Paracetamol has anti inflammatory properties and will help in this case.This is not likely any brain tumor related as there is no seizure activities, or any black outs.Also there is no facial weakness, vision loss.Do not worry about anything serious.Ibuprofen also can be tried successfully.Best wishes,
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks - she has had some tingling in her hands and a bout of dizziness that also included some blurred vision.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Also this is the worst headache she has ever had (apart from the occasion 3 months ago)
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.

Since the headache improved with paracetamol, any bleeding is unlikely.

Still, she should see her doctor as well for a clinical evaluation.


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