I am 19 years, and I have had persistent headaches on the right side of my forehead since I was 9 years. Ordinary pain killers do not relieve the pain and I had a convulsive seizure during my sleep last month. What can I do?
So sorry to hear about your pain. Have you seen a doctor about your headaches, preferably a neurologist? With headaches that often you should.
You should at least be trying a prophylactic medication that you take every day to avoid the headaches. Don't risk getting rebound headaches from taking pain killers (even OTC ones). If you take pain killers even several times a week, you can be fueling to get the headaches.
If your current doctor has not tried you on a variety of prophylactic meds, then you need to see another one who is not such an idiot. Plus there are many other treatments available.
How are you? Are there other symptoms present? If you have episode of seizure in the past, it is best that you have this checked and evaluated by your doctor or be referred to a neurologist for proper evaluation. Diagnostic tests such as EEG and MRI may be done to help with the diagnosis. Aside from ordinary pain medications, stronger prescription medicines and complementary and alternative medicine such as biofeedback therapy and acupuncture may help. Take care and do keep us posted.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.