Headache is a common clinical presentation in the neurological OPD. It can be a result of various reasons – stress lifestyle, pregnancy, poor eyesight, etc. When we have a patient with predominant symptoms of headache we first take the detailed history and then a focused neurological examination. However we have also observed that headache is one of the most common issues for which patients resort to self medication. They often ignore prolonged headaches and consult specialists when the situation becomes a lifestyle issue.
Points that you should consider:
If you are experiencing throbbing pain light or sound sensitivity you should be aware that you might be suffering from a type of secondary or primary headache complication. Study the following and pay attention o the following aspects:
It is also recommended that you maintain a headache diary recording and documenting the above mentioned.
Situations when you should be careful:
If you are in any of the following situations, it is advised that you consult a specialist – A Neurologist – at the earliest. The common situations are:
Prevention is best! Hence the take home message is to consult specialists at the right time, assist in early detection and timely treatment.