Health Tip: Have Your Headaches Evaluated

-- Headaches, especially when they occur suddenly and frequently, can signal a serious condition that requires more than an over-the-counter pain reliever.

The Womenshealth.gov says your doctor should evaluate your head pain if you:

  • Have headaches that occur several times per month and last for hours, or even days, at a time.
  • Have headaches that interfere with school, work or home.
  • Have headaches accompanied by vision changes, vomiting or nausea, numbness or tingling.
  • Have headaches that cause pain around an ear or eye.
  • Have headaches that are severe and are accompanied by a stiff neck.
  • Have headaches accompanied by confusion, loss of alertness or convulsions.
  • Have frequent headaches all of a sudden, when headaches used to be rare.

Posted: July 2012


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