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Old 02-15-2018, 05:50 PM
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My 24 year old DD has had a headache for a week. She doesn't wake up with it but it comes on during the day. She's never had headaches really before so that's why I'm a little concerned. She's in grad school and under a little pressure but she's been under much more pressure before. I'm trying to talk her into going to the doctor's office to get checked out.

Anybody have any experience with this?


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Old 02-15-2018, 05:59 PM
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Oh my goodness, yes. I walked around with tension headaches for years before seeing a specialist. Please have her see someone. He put me on some meds to control them and we have found my triggers.

Her life will be so much better when the headaches are under control. I kick myself for waiting so long.
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:11 PM
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This has been a helpful website as I navigated the headache maze.
http://www.headaches.org/2008/12/11/...eadache-chart/
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:17 PM
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Since she never has headaches I think she should indeed go to the doctor. Its probably not anything serious, but it might be something that needs treatment for her to feel better. She could have a sinus infection and need antibiotics. It could be allergies, tension as you suggested, eye strain, any number of things. If the doc can find nothing wrong an adjustment by a chiropractor or a therapeutic massage could work wonders for her headache pain.

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Old 02-15-2018, 07:41 PM
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Is she dehydrated? Has she been eating lots of unhealthy food? Is the weather changing from one extreme to another (cold then warming up significantly?)
Those can be triggers for me.


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Old 02-15-2018, 08:25 PM
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That's about the age I was when I had to start taking meds for high blood pressure. I never got headaches, but was getting one by afternoon every day.

As I've gotten older weather changes trigger headaches. They feel very different from the BP ones.

A doctor visit is a good idea.
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:57 PM
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I had a very bad headache for several days prior to being diagnosed with high blood pressure. Thought it was a sinus infection.
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:30 AM
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I had some really bad headaches and an adjustment by the chiropractor took care of them. I can usually tell the difference with the types of headaches I get.
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:33 AM
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headaches, especially involving my sight/eyes, were my first indicators of High Blood Pressure.
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:50 AM
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Thank you everyone for taking the time to reply!! I never thought of the high blood pressure either.


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