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really bad aches on the right side of my head

i have been having headaches for the past 2 weeks.it all started when the sun began to come out more often.it hurts on the right side of my head and it comes every day at around 13.00pm and it goes on for the whole day even when im not out in the sun.plzz help.i have a big exam sonn and i need to focus
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Hi and welcome to the Migraines & Headaches Community.
Sounds like a typical migraine. Here are a few tips to help.

1. There are several symptoms of migraines and what causes the pain of a migraine is the blood vessels in your brain become dilated. So, sometimes it helps it you put a bit of pressure on your head. I am sure you have already been doing this unconsciously with your hands from time to time. So, get a bandanna or a cloth headband and wrap it snugly around your head.
2. If you rub Mentholatum across your forehead and on your temples that helps relax those tense muscles. You can do this with or without the wrap, depending on if you like the heat or not.
3. Try either a cold or hot pack, whichever is more comfy to you.
4. The best OTC meds that I have found that works is Excedrin. It is a combo of Aspirin, Tylenol and Caffeine and that happens to be an excellent combo for migraines.
5. I mentioned caffeine before...well, drink coffee, Mt Dew, take Vivirin...sometimes a mega dose of caffeine will stop it in its tracks.
6. If you get nauseous or dizzy get some Meclizine from the pharmacy (the stuff behind the counter) you can take 25mg three times a day as needed. Yes it works on both.
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Did you possibly have a sunstroke in the past. If so thid exposure to sun and if you get overheated are from my xperience as a sufferer throw back from the sun stroke.  Horrible migraines. I take Maxalt 10 mg at any timeo.of the
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