Nagging headache for over a week .. :/

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Date Joined Oct 2012
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   Posted 10/12/2012 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,

Hope this post finds you all well & smiling :)

I am so glad I found this place. I have been reading some posts, & it made me realize maybe my headache isn't as bad as I thought it was .. but here is my story.

1 morning, just over a week ago, I woke with a nagging headache. I have a 8 month old son, so I figured it was from lack of sleep - He was sick for a few days & didn't sleep well. But, it just won't go away. I can't even really describe what it feels like. Its just THERE. Its there when I go to bed, its there when I wake up .. its THERE all the time. I went to see my GP, & he took a look in my ears & throat .. said it was red, & that was causing my headaches .. wrote me a Rx & sent me on my way. But, 4 days in, & the pain is still there. Advil does take the pain away .. but only for a little while. & then its right back there again. It sometimes moves to my neck, pressure behind my ears. I think of the worst of course ... Could it be a sinus infection? Could it be a lingering migraine?

Any idea what this could be? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 10/23/2012 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
First of all, I get your pain


If you need help, you got to be as descriptive as possible. You have to be able to describe how it feels like when you get headache, otherwise how are we going to tell you what is it? There are really many different types of headaches. The doc gave you Rx, of what? and what dose? Did it help? Ears and Throat are red, do you have inflammation like cold or something? Good that Advil helped, how many did you take and how often? How long does it take for advil to work and how long the effect lasts? Do you have tinnitus? Describe in details to have some useful comments.
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