Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
Chronic Headaches
For the past few months, I have had a headache that does not seem to go away regardless of taking Advil, Tylenol or Excedrine. The pain is always on the left side near my tempal and the pain radiates to my ear and down to my neck. Sometimes the pain is pulsating and at other times its just a dull ache which is worst at night. I have trouble falling asleep and sometimes I wake up feeling disoriented. It also hurts to lay on the left side of my face due to the pressure. Should I be concerned? I went to the doctor and he performed a physical exam and said " I don't have a brain tumor or anything like that". He gave me Naproxen and that did not help at all.
What should I do?
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar_universal
Ask your doctor if he thinks you have migraines....which is what it sounds like. And then ask him to prescribe you something specifically for migraines. Migraines tend to be very painful and don't usually go away from using stuff like advil.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
Hi.

Aside from migraines, other possible causes include tension headache, and cervical disc disease leading to radiculopathy.

Usually, headaches such as migraines and tension headache can have triggers that precipitate the attacks. You could try to identify if there are any triggers to your headache and try to avoid them as much as possible.

You should also try to do some relaxation techniques and exercises that may help relieve any stress that could be contributing to your symptoms.

If your symptoms persist or worsen, you should consult a neurologist to have a proper evaluation of your symptoms and to determine any underlying pathology.

Hope this helps.

Good luck.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Chronic Headaches
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Migraines & Headaches Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1452919248
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
144586_tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
7530528_tn?1428275172
Blank
AKC_75
TX
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
Paulma2010