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    Headache - what to ask your doctor

    What to ask your doctor about headaches; Migraine - what to ask your doctor; Tension-type headache - what to ask your doctor; Cluster headache - what to ask your doctor

    A headache is pain or discomfort in your head, scalp, or neck.

    Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse about your headaches.

    Questions

    How can I tell if the headache I am having is dangerous?

    What are the symptoms of a tension-type headache? A migraine headache? A cluster headache?

    What medical problems can cause headaches? What tests do I need?

    What changes in my lifestyle may help my headaches?

    • Are there foods that I should stay away from that may make my headaches worse?
    • Are there medicines that may be causing my headaches?
    • Will alcohol or smoking make my headaches worse?
    • Will exercise help my headaches?

    What are the pain medicines that can be used for headaches?

    • Will taking too many pain medicines make my headaches worse?
    • What are the side effects of these medicines?
    • Will any of these medicines make me sleepy or confused?

    What should I do when I feel a headache beginning?

    • Are there medicines I can take that will stop an oncoming headache?
    • What can I do when I have headaches at work?

    Are there medicines that I can take that will make my headaches come less often?

    What can I do about nausea or vomiting with my headaches?

    Are there any herbs or supplements that I can take that will help? How do I know if they are safe?

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