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tension headache?

Postby fourdaysinmay » Thu, 24 Sep 2009 2:46 pm

Hi. Question, please? What is the difference between tension headache and migraine? I believe I was diagnosed with migraine and so I was prescribed fioricet. Now, a friend of mine told me that fioricet is only for tension headache and not for migraine? Thanks for the input.

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Postby taxico » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 12:57 pm

fioricet is used for pain relief, and where applicable, can be used to treat both migraine and tension headaches.

if your doctor has prescribed it for you, you should presume it is safe to be taken in the prescribed dose/quantity/duration.

unless your friend has a medical degree (MD/DO, MB/BM-BS/CHB), please follow your doctor's instructions.

when in doubt, consult another qualified physician, not the internet. definitely not an expat forum!

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Postby durain » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 5:34 pm

if you keep having headache (migraine or tension) and medication is not helping, you better go see the doctor again. probably need a MR scan in case it is a tumour!



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Postby taxico » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 8:01 pm

while it can be a symptom of brain tumor, patients tend to exhibit more signs of physical distress/changes than a regular headache.

and while they can't confirm the presence of a tumor without aid of diagnostic imaging, most doctors can usually eliminate such a cause without sending a patient for an MRI.

medication can only alleviate pain to a certain extent. imo, a lifestyle change is the best cure for most cases of persistent migraines/headaches.

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Postby maybemover » Sat, 26 Sep 2009 12:14 am

If you have headache for a longer period of time maybe you might also go to an osteopathic, it does not have to be such a big thing like tumor, it can be something "simple".

( My Own experience :lol: )

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Postby ksl » Sun, 23 May 2010 2:13 pm

MRI scan is expensive though it will rule out many life threatening illnesses that you may have or may have in the future. If you are over 30 i would consider demanding it.

I very rarely trust doctors, without doing my own research too. Simply because they have failed me too may times, in life threatening cases, money comes first i Singapore, so you are made to waste your time and money first on machines that have too may variables to be accurate. When you can pay one price and get accurate information ad reduces any life threatening moments.

The reason I say this is because specialists have failed me more than once! Most problems in humans similar like car mechanics, to solve the problem you have to eliminate other factors, so it is better to start out with equipment, that is accurate in your case.

Ultra scans and ECG aren't accurate and cannot find all blockage's, MRI can rule out many future problems too. So why pay for the other two and waste money! I would advise everyone over the age of 35 to have a full medical including MRI scan. It does save lives.

I'm a pretty good mechanic and I know my body better than any doctor or specialist, combine that with the ability to do research and I'll challenge any specialist on my treatment.

I simply do not trust others with my life when it comes to theories and assumptions. The specialists were wrong and i was right all along and it cost me an heart attack which i had to deal with, though i was well prepared for it and I could recognise the on coming attack in time to minimise the damage, getting to the hospital within 10 minutes was a major task that saved me! There equipment and excuses were not good enough for me....when i say i know what is wrong, they should listen and didn't, because extracting money is first priority

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 23 May 2010 2:47 pm

ksl wrote:I'm a pretty good mechanic and I know my body better than any doctor or specialist, combine that with the ability to do research and I'll challenge any specialist on my treatment.

I simply do not trust others with my life when it comes to theories and assumptions. The specialists were wrong and i was right all along and it cost me an heart attack which i had to deal with, though i was well prepared for it and I could recognise the on coming attack in time to minimise the damage, getting to the hospital within 10 minutes was a major task that saved me! There equipment and excuses were not good enough for me....when i say i know what is wrong, they should listen and didn't, because extracting money is first priority


Interesting thought processes there. If your were that good of a mechanic, you would have let your vehicle be abused or over-revved and therefore manifest it's unhappiness by having a major breakdown. Listening to your body and paying attention to what it is saying are two different things. So while you were able to get to the hospital, the trip shouldn't have been necessary in the first place had you actually listened to your body for a long, long time. :wink:

Of course, it's good that once the wheelnuts came loose, you were able to the to the garage before the wheels flew off! But, you should have recognized the faint shimmy long before they got to wobbling! :o

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Postby ksl » Sun, 23 May 2010 3:50 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
ksl wrote:I'm a pretty good mechanic and I know my body better than any doctor or specialist, combine that with the ability to do research and I'll challenge any specialist on my treatment.

I simply do not trust others with my life when it comes to theories and assumptions. The specialists were wrong and i was right all along and it cost me an heart attack which i had to deal with, though i was well prepared for it and I could recognise the on coming attack in time to minimise the damage, getting to the hospital within 10 minutes was a major task that saved me! There equipment and excuses were not good enough for me....when i say i know what is wrong, they should listen and didn't, because extracting money is first priority


Interesting thought processes there. If your were that good of a mechanic, you would have let your vehicle be abused or over-revved and therefore manifest it's unhappiness by having a major breakdown. Listening to your body and paying attention to what it is saying are two different things. So while you were able to get to the hospital, the trip shouldn't have been necessary in the first place had you actually listened to your body for a long, long time. :wink:

Of course, it's good that once the wheelnuts came loose, you were able to the to the garage before the wheels flew off! But, you should have recognized the faint shimmy long before they got to wobbling! :o


You are quite right, i did feel the shimmy every time i had pushed my limits running, the utter fly flutter in the heart was neither painful or too worrying, though i did insist at the heart specialist that I did have a heart problem, all the tread mill tests, ECG and Ultra scan couldn't find the problem, if i had know just how reliable the ECG and ultra sound was, I would have actually insisted o the MRI scan. The shimmy wasn't often.

What i did learn however, was not to trust experienced expert specialists that are indifferent with unreliable equipment, when there is one machine that can see everything. I should have been told from the start, how unreliable, those tests are ad told the MRI was the only certain way (keyboard problems) Have to cut ad paste.

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Postby JWilliamson » Mon, 14 Jun 2010 11:34 am

Take what the doctor prescribed. He probably wants to see if it works if it doesnt he will take the next step. you dont want to over do it and the doctor doesnt want you to either. JW
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Postby skylark984 » Mon, 28 Jun 2010 11:29 am

Regarding this magraine problem, my friend has had attacks every week and bought a hat which emit negative ions, he wears it every day when he reach home, since then, it has been 3 weeks now and he has only 1 attack so far and it is much milder, let me know if you interested to know more, i can catch hold of him and find out the cost, etc

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Postby JWilliamson » Mon, 28 Jun 2010 11:36 am

skylark984 wrote:Regarding this magraine problem, my friend has had attacks every week and bought a hat which emit negative ions, he wears it every day when he reach home, since then, it has been 3 weeks now and he has only 1 attack so far and it is much milder, let me know if you interested to know more, i can catch hold of him and find out the cost, etc


I believe if you truely believe it will help it will help. i put ice on the back of my neck and it goes away. Good luck, JW
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Postby randallpavon » Wed, 25 Jan 2012 7:21 pm

This is one of the major problem facing by many of the people. The site is really appreciable for selecting such an useful topic to many of us. I would like to thank the members for posting this forum and i want to share some points that i had noticed about the tension head aches. These are mostly occurs due to stress,over working,dehydration and others. Many of us won't consult the doctor but take our own drugs, This may leads to over use of the medicines and they may harm the other parts of the body. So,proper consultation of doctor is very much necessary. Some of the ways of preventing this now a days is pain relievers, combinational medications, trip tans and narcotics and preventive medications are best among them.


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