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Hello, I have had a moderate headache for well over a month. It feels like a knife going through the center of my head, starting at the base of my skull and coming out of my forehead. Tylenol and IBU don't do anything for it. I do have TMJ as well and am wondering if this could be the cause? I've increased my fluid intake, had massage and seen chiropractor as well.

Doctor's Assistant: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?

Daily, waking me up at times. No nausea

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No. Fairly healthy 34 Y/O. High stress job.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Dear customer

Thank you for being online.

The symptoms you have described of having a moderate headache since over a month can be due to migraine or a tension headache.Primary headache accounts for about 90% of all headaches.

Tension headache is the most common type of headache.

This headache does not seem to be related to TMJ.

Anti inflammatory medications like tyleol or ibuprofen has usually no role in treating this.

Triptans such as sumatriptan (Imitrex), rizatriptan (Maxalt) are usually prescribed.The triptan with the longest history of use is sumatriptan (Imitrex). Your doctor may prescribe preventive therapy such as antidepressants, beta-blockers, or anticonvulsants(like gabapentin).This will provide you great relief.

So my best advise for you is to please make an appointment with your doctor to have clinical examination done so as to confirm the exact underlying cause & then treatment will be done accordingly.

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Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Dear customer

Do you have any other follow up question regarding your headache?

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