What is the treatment for a persistent headache?
Q: I am a 34 years old woman having a problem of headache, which continues for a day or two when it occurs. Lastly I have to take a medicine. I feel nausea and don't want to eat anything during that period. For the last four or five months I am observing that it happens mostly during periods. How can I get rid of this problem?
A:Your symptoms are suggestive of Migraine. Please do the following:
- Identify factors which start the headache (triggers) especially those which are avoidable e.g. red wine, hunger, Ajinomoto, chocolates, cheese, lack of sleep, bright light, loud noise, etc.
- If there are no contraindications (conditions, that forbid the use of beta blockers e.g. slow heart rate, bronchial asthma) by your family/local physicians then take a tablet Betacap Tr 40 mg everyday irrespective of headache.
- Again at the onset of headache and in consultation with your physician take a tablet Naxdom 250 mg on an SOS basis.