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hi,i've been experiencing sharp pain which lasts for only a few seconds on different parts of my head at different time.i sometimes feel pain or numbness(i don't know exactly)in my hands and feet sometimes. i used eye drops and tablets for about two years 'cause i had alcer in my cornia.i am even using a vitamin tablet prescribed by my eye doctor.i am also using medicine(antibyotic and acne lotion) by prscribed skin doctor.i am 21 years old.pls give me a reply and help me out.
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replied August 30th, 2017
Welcome to e health forum.

Headache is a very common and non specific symptom which can be attributed to conditions like psychological stress, viral or bacterial infections of the upper respiratory tract, migraines, functional disorders, vascular disorders and finally neurological infections or conditions which increase the intracranial pressure.

Based on your description of the onset of your symptoms, it is likely that it is due to Tension headache.

A TENSION HEADACHE is a diffuse, mild to moderate pain felt as a tight band around your head caused as a result of heightened emotions, tension or stress, Depression and anxiety. Other less common causes include Poor posture, Working in awkward positions or holding one position for a long time and Jaw clenching.

For the time being you can find symptomatic relief with over the counter medications like Advil, Naprosyn or tylenol. Proper rest and measures to de-stress would also be extremely helpful. It would also be recommended that you take a break for a day from your job so that you can feel much better and be productive hence forth.

If the steps suggested above are not helpful, consulting a doctor would be recommended.

I hope this helps.



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