What should I do for throbbing headache due to long working hours?

Q. I get throbbing headache in the morning after long working hours and late night sleep. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 06, 2020 and last reviewed on: Mar 07, 2023

Hello doctor,

I woke up with a throbbing headache. Previously I was alright before going to sleep which was around 2 AM. Lately, I have been sleeping very late due to working at home for long hours. Please help.



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I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from throbbing headaches during waking up. Headache which is throbbing in nature may result from the dilation of blood vessels from increased blood flow. Headache is very common in everyone life. Strenuous work, stressful life, dehydration, anxieties, tension, common cold, allergies, low glucose sugar level, etc., can cause headaches.

Throbbing headaches may result from some health conditions such as migraines. Throbbing headache occurs at the top of head, Cluster headache occurs as throbbing headache behind the eyes, Occipital neuralgia presents as throbbing headache at the back of headache, Temporal arteritis occurs as throbbing headache in temples, Hemicrania continua occurs as throbbing headache on one side. Treatment depends on the causes. You should undergo some investigations like CBC (complete blood count), x-ray PNS (paranasal sinus) can detect the cause which is responsible for your sufferings and then treat them accordingly.

You can take for your headache as follows. Tablet Inderal (Propronolol) (40mg) 0+0+1 for 15 days, Naprosyn (Naproxen) (500 mg) 1+0+1 for 10 days, Prevacid (Lansoprazole) (30 mg) 1+0+0 for 15 days. In case of allergy or cold take tablet Allegra (Fexofenadine) (120 mg) 0+0+1 for 10 days. In case of any other query knock me.

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