I started Yasmin birth control 3 months ago because my doctor thought it would help regulate my hormones. The first month was rough but the last two months were great. This month I wanted to skip my withdrawal bleeding so I started another strip without the stop/placebo week. I am now on day 7 of this strip, and for the last three days I have been having a rather bad headache. I never have headaches three days in a row, and also see no other reason for them. Been outside all weekend, got enough sleep, no changes in food. I don't find much about this on the internet. Should/could I just take a stop-week now, have a withdrawal bleeding, and hope the headache goes away? (and start with a new strip next week?) Should I wait it out? Any experiences?
My nice, expensive new glasses hurt my eyes and after 20 minutes, leave me feeling dizzy and slightly nauseous. The guy who sold them says he followed the prescription accurately. What's the cheapest remedy? [more inside]
My fiance poked at a squishy bump in his forehead about two days ago; it squished and sort of dispersed, he said, and now his head has hurt really bad ever since. What could this have been, and do we need to be concerned now? [more inside]
Portable/window air conditioners appear to give me headaches, particularly air conditioners with low BTU, while I am unaffected by central air conditioning. Is this possible? [more inside]
Chronic tension headache showed up two weeks ago and hasn't left; is it doctor time when seeing a doctor is a pain in the ass? [more inside]
YANAD - What could be the cause of a recurring headache on the back of my head? [more inside]
Subarachnoid hemmorage, vascular dissection, or just a benign coital headache? [more inside]
I am having neck pain that develops into a headache whenever I lay down. It started just over one week ago, and has progressively gotten worse. It goes away a few hours of waking up, though as it's gotten worse, it takes longer to go away. Yes, I've been to the doctor and we're working on a diagnosis; I'm looking for more insight. [more inside]
Random question time: Do any animals, other than humans, get headaches?
Why do I sometimes get massive headaches when weight lifting? [more inside]
The left side of my head hurts. It feels like a headache when I nod my head or have jerky vertical movements. It's been feeling like this for a few months. I'm not sure what's going on. I'm a singer, so I sing with my whole body which includes my head. So, is there a doctor in the house?
I'm in the Bay Area, supposed to fly to New York tomorrow morning. For the past few days I've had moderately crappy sinus congestion. What can I do to make the flight as comfortable as possible? [more inside]
Tell me about your cluster headaches and what you do to cope with them.
What's the best way to increase my sinus/head Shiatsu-fu? [more inside]
Every once in a while, I go through a few days of persistent wooziness in the evening. Is anyone familiar with these symptoms? [more inside]
What information should be included in my headache journal? [more inside]
I need to pay for my new house and anticipated Reno's. Canada's lending laws put a limit on the minimum down payment I need without penalty, and the minimum I can take from my retirement savings without penalty. The two limits don't mesh for me! Help me decide the best way to patch together the money. [more inside]
Help, I'm in the middle of a nine hour migraine and need some drugless therapies. Meditation? Breathing exercise? Advil and Tylenol aren't helping. [more inside]
How do I go about finding a plateau within a set of numbers? [more inside]
i get a headache while climbing stairs,especially if i climb fast and more than one floor. The headache goes away in a few minutes. i am 22. should i see a doctor, or is it no big deal. this started about a year ago.
I just bought a second hand Peugeot 407. It's a lovely car but I think the windscreen is giving me a headache... [more inside]
I know what is causing my migraines. I don't know how to make the condition stop. [more inside]
What's with my wife's headache? I'm beginning to get concerned. [more inside]
[MedicalFilter] My dad frequently gets a weird pain in his head when he coughs. He has seen several doctors already. I recall reading something about this possibly being jaw-related but cannot remember specifics. Does this sound familiar? Can you help? [more inside]
Am I going blind? All of a sudden I have a large blindspot at about 4 o clock in my field of vision. I also have a terrible headache, both of which developed today. [more inside]
How many combinations are possible in this grid? [more inside]
Do you ever use visualization techniques such as imaginary trepanation? [more inside]
What causes crying headaches? [more inside]
Focal headache. How much should I be concerned? [more inside]
[CancerFilter] Fighting leukemia is bad enough, so WTF with this headache?! [more inside]
I am an old guy who has lived a healthy life: Don't smoke, exercise daily, eat right, happily and serenely married. Take medications for blood pressure and cholesterol, pretty deaf, even with hearing aids. No changes in years. Haven't really had a headache in about 25 years. A couple of months ago, I started waking up with a mild frontal lobe headache which would generally last all day, every day. Varying intensity. My lifestyle hasn't changed in years and I'm looking for a way to solve this problem.
What might be causing this strange headache? [more inside]
I get headaches when I masturbate. Give me advice and hope, please? [more inside]
I am woken up each and every night with a pounding sinus headache. What remedies can you suggest? [more inside]
What can be done to stop or minimize the occurrence of headaches due to oncoming headlights? [more inside]
Will drinking coffee daily help my headaches, or just make them worse? [more inside]
I get headaches that start at the base of the back of my head, then seem to radiate over my brow. Warm compresses almost always help. What is the likely cause of this? [more inside]
what's the working ingredient in migraleve and what else can I take to get rid of my massive migraine?
what's the working ingredient in migraleve and what else can I take to get rid of my massive migraine? [more inside]
Dear MeFites, please help me find a way to live without these constant headaches. I have had chronic daily headaches, and at least 2-3 migraines a month, for the past ten years. I have tried everything I can think of short of surgery but nothing besides taking painkillers seems to help (and those only a little these days). [more inside]
Low grade fever, intermittent sore throat, lots of dizziness, extremely stiff neck and upper back, and headache - what's happening to me and how can I make it better? [more inside]
Started with a god-awful headache early Thursday morning, developed back pain/spasms later in the day, and a fever (102.9F) that night. Everything else has subsided, but the back pain persists. So I've got a few questions... [more inside]
What do you do when you have a headache? [more inside]
Why did I start getting sudden, brief, migraine-like headaches when performing a high number of repetitions of a strength training exercise? [more inside]
You're not my docs, and I will call my doc on Monday and try to hammer out a solution. What the heck do you other female MeFites do for menstrually-related migraines? Anything really work for you? [more inside]
I've just got a set of new glasses after a few years of having the same pair. I'm used to it taking a while for the new prescription to settle and become comfortable, but there's a new problem. [more inside]
How do I stop getting headaches after working out when I'm out of shape? [more inside]
Hivemind, help me make my ringer louder on my Blackberry 8830. [more inside]
Job Preferencing Software solution required. Do I need a bespoke solution or is something already available? [more inside]
Head-pain-filter: 50 year-old woman suffers from pain both internal and external, in the right side of her head above her ear. [more inside]
Every now and then I get these headaches that will last two to three days. My head feels okay when upright, but the second I tip it either to the front or back, as in bending over to pick something up or leaning backwards in a chair with my head bent back, this stabbing pain occurs in my temples and towards the back of my head. I can take Extra Strength Tylenol and get some relief, but good lord what causes it?? And is there a way to get rid of or avoid them?