Should I see a doctor about my headaches, or are they not a problem?
I get intense headaches at least twice a week, and always only on the left (my left) side of my head. This has been going on for at least a year or two, but the frequency has started to increase over the past few months. I'm absolutely useless when the headaches strike. I've been told that I need to go to the doctor, but I'm afraid the doctor will think I'm freaking out over nothing. Is there a simpler answer to what may be going on? I'm thinking they're probably just migraines.
You absolutely should go see a doctor. A specific, intense headache like yours that has been going on for so long probably isn't normal. Migraines should be looked at too, especially if they are really bad. Anything causing you physical pain often should be checked out- better safe than sorry.
the general way to look at a health problem is if it started -suddenly-, it requires a medical evaluation. on the other hand, if you've had headaches throughout your life, but they're now more frequent or more painful, you should still see a doctor.
SEE A DOCTOR....there are sometimes self medication is okay but when smytoms presists, i advise you go see a doctor even if its something as little as a migrine,though i don't agree migraine is a light illness
Since your symptoms have changed, I strongly encourage you to see a physician for a proper evaluation and diagnosis. Never worry what the physician will think about you. You need to have this checked out! It may be nothing, but it may be something and this kind of change warrants an investigation by a professional.
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