A severe, recurring, and throbbing headache, usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound, is called a migraine. It generally affects only one side of the head. Hormonal changes, stress, depression, anxiety, insufficient sleep, dehydration, and strong smells can trigger a migraine.

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Why am I getting migraine headaches almost every day for a month?

Query: I am suffering from migraine for the last 4 years. There is a throbbing pain on one corner of the head and generally the next day it almost definitely shifts to the other corner. This cycle continues. So, the frequency is around 2 headaches per week earlier. If pain killer medicines are taken within...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi! Thanks for briefing regarding the problem in concern. In a typical case of migraine, if it is one, the triggering cause of the migraine has to be ascertained first. In most cases migraine can be made as a diagnosis when 1. There is a triggering factor to it. 2. There is an associated aura ( ...  Read Full »

Why do I get debilitating migraine and tinnitus after viral infection recovery?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a viral infection before few months, where I was too sick with cold symptoms and GI problems. After I recovered, I had a sudden onset of tachycardia, hypotension, and had a full cardiovascular workup. I was put on Midodrine. That has resolved. Since then, I have had debilitat...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician, Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Icliniq.com. You had post-viral autonomic disturbances like tachycardia and hypotension that was recovered. After that, you had a severe daily migraine, and for the same, you were started on injection Emgality and Xanax. And now you have tinnitus and since last three days tingling...  Read Full »

What causes a severe migraine for hours after sex?

Query: severe migraine after sex for more than 4 hours now female 21 years 47kg about 1.6m  Read Full »

Dr. Afifa Nighat

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: hello hope you're feeling a little better! With context to your history it seems you're suffering sexual headache ..which usually lasts 24-72hours mostly occurs in occipital area and unilateral. You need to take zolmitriptan nasal spray 5 mg stat. Also if you're experiencing repetitive attacks ...  Read Full »

Why do I get restless and have headaches due to loud noise in the ears?

Query: Pls I'm dying from a loud noise that erupts from the inner part of my ears which also affects my head and as a result i get restless always. It started six years back, and has become chronic now. I had similar issues where I had a chronic headache that lasted for sometimes before it stopped. It comp...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi! Thanks for providing a brief history. The most common reason for this could be due to migraine. It is extremely important for you to understand the triggering cause of the migraine which has led to ringing sounds arising from the inner ear. There are numerous medications out there in the market,...  Read Full »

Am I receiving the right treatment for my headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male of 31 years. I have suffered from migraines or headaches ever since I was a child. Recently, I was told that I have enlarged blood vessels in my brain and my neurologist has said they are tortuous vessels. I suffered a brain injury before eight months. I collapsed at home and...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Regarding the first incident of brain injury, I understand that collection of blood was there following the skull fracture. I guess it was extradural hemorrhage. It it is not always necessary to perform surgery in such case...  Read Full »

I am suffering from migraine, and my one side headache is increasing every day. Please advise.

Query: Thank you doctor,I have suffered from migraine, and my one side headache is more in every day. So please advise about migraine.  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq.com. For migraine, Ibuprofen can be prescribed SOS when a headache occurs. If no improvement with Brufen than Sumatriptan or Rizatriptan can be prescribed. Avoid bright light, loud noise exposure. Take atleast six to eight hours of sleep. Avoid fasting and take food b...  Read Full »

Why is my migraine pain not getting better with Paracetamol?

Query: I have a terrible migraine now and I have already taken a paracetamol but it hasn't subsided even after 2 hours. I work from home and is in front of the computer 9hours a day, 7 days of the week. I had to log out from my shift today as I am in terrible pain. Sensitive to light and noise. Iwould sudd...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi Just now I saw your request.  Read Full »

Can estrogen birth control cause stroke?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old and in good health. However, I do suffer migraines when I get my period. I am very active with a full time third grade teaching job and a part time dance teacher two nights a week. I also have a serious long distance relationship, which we see only on weekends and on...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Estrogen can have a stroke-like side effect. But chances are very less. Normally people take oral pills more than five years without complaints. I always ask my patients to take pills for three months and take one month gap and use an alternative method for contracept...  Read Full »

Can a head injury result in severe migraines?

Query: My bf has been having severe migraines we where at a family event and he fell and hit his head after this happened we went home his temperature had risen and he started to have bad migraines I took him to the emergency room they did X-Rays and did a spinal tapping to check for fluid on the spine eve...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi


Answer: Dear According to your history your BF had a head trauma and after that, fever and sever headache has started. You said that in the ER, he had underwent X-ray and spinal tap. What about brain CT scan? Did you mean CT scan by saying "X-ray"? I ask it because it is very important. If a brain CT was...  Read Full »

What causes right sided throbbing headache and twitching eyelid of the same side?

Query: Hello doctor, Over the past year, I have been experiencing a throbbing sensation on the back right of my head and my right eyelid is twitching. I take pictures and I see that over time I have developed very bad dark circles and it seems like my eyes are also sunken. I think I have hemifacial spasm...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the image you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). By your history and description, the possibility of migraine headache is more likely. But I want to know a few more things to confirm t...  Read Full »

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