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I have been getting headaches nearly every day for a few weeks

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I have been getting headaches nearly every day for a few weeks now. I take the following meds: Protonix, Lexapro, Cozaar. They are mainly at the base of my head and into my neck and shoulders. Could this be tension? Insufficient water?

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Does it persist whole day?

How is your blood pressure now?

Do you have any other symptom with it?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Blood pressure ok at last exam 5 mos. ago. It comes and goes, sometimes will get better after a nap.

Thank you Susan, for the information.

The pain at this location of the head can be from different causes.

It can be present in case of stress or tension.

Insufficient water would not cause it.

Other causes can be in the brain or vascular headache.

High blood pressure can be a factor.

Though your blood pressure was normal 5 months ago, it needs to be checked again.

Sometimes, subarachnoid hemorrhage can cause headache here but that is a more acute condition & would not be present for weeks..

Another cause can be impingement of nerve as it leaves the spine.

This can radiate to shoulder areas.

As the headache is persisting, I would advise to consult doctor for an evaluation.

Doctor can check your blood pressure & take a few tests.

Treatment can then be started accordingly.

I hope this information helps.

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