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Old 01-31-2013, 05:46 PM   #4
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Re: my head hurts for over a month!!!!

The fact that you have scalp pain would indicate there is a good likelihood there is muscle spasm involved, which can be the source of many headaches. Spasms in the neck and scalp muscles (small muscles most people aren't even aware of having) can cause headaches that hurt a lot but are not serious. There are overlap or mixed headaches that are both migraine and muscle tension. A good medicine for that is Midrin, and older med, but has a migraine and skeletal muscle relaxant component in it. Also available in generic. Massage can be very helpful, both neck and scalp massage, in reducing the muscle tension. These headaches are often related to stress. So, don't worry about dying from a brain tumor before you get treated appropriately for the most common sources of headache. If these treatments don't work, by all means insist on more tests, such as CT scan or MRI.

 
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