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splitting headache

Fig. a severe headache, as if one's head were splitting open. I'm sorry, I can't. I have a splitting headache. Maybe Fred will play bridge with you. This splitting headache has been going on for hours.
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1. n. an annoying person or thing. Cars can be such a headache.
2. n. liquor. Pour me some more of that headache, will you?

headache department

1. n. a central source of unnecessary problems; a person who habitually causes problems. Here’s another memo from the headache department.
2. and headache house n. a liquor store or department. I stopped in at the headache house for some supplies.
See also: department, headache

headache house

See also: headache, house

headache man

n. a male law enforcement agent. The headache man was here to see you, Ernie.
See also: headache, man
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This condition, where headache remedies cause headaches, is called "medication overuse headaches.
If you've tried at least two preventative medications and are still having frequent headaches, and/or you still have debilitating migraines regardless of prescribed medications, it's time to see a headache specialist.
Headache prevalence is high in people over the age of 70, ranking as the tenth most common symptom among elderly women.
Such momentary events might not be evident as miniature strokes but could still set off abnormal neurological activity that leads to aura and other symptoms associated with migraines, says neurologist Stephen Landy, who runs the Wesley Headache Clinic and teaches at the University.
It is during dilation that a headache sufferer feels pain.
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In regard to sinus headache, the International Headache Society (IHS) classification states that chronic sinusitis is not a cause of headache and facial pain unless it relapses into an acute sinusitis (Expert Rev.
It's an added piece of information suggesting that we need a comprehensive approach in how we treat our headache patients," he said at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Did you know that while most people celebrate the start of Summer on June 21, nearly 1 million Americans are facing the debilitating pain of cluster headaches due to Earth's shift towards the sun?
Thirty minutes after taking his first sildenafil pill, he experienced a typical cluster headache attack characterized by right periorbital and right-sided stabbing pain accompanied by redness and tearing of the right eye and right naris congestion.
EXERCISE-INDUCED HEADACHE CAUSED by dehydration, low blood sugar or dilated blood vessels.
3 percent and 4 percent increase in the number of headache days in a month, respectively for each group.
Those with tension-type headache rated their stress at an average of 52 out of 100.
Occasionally, though, a headache is a symptom of a serious illness, such as meningitis or a brain haemorrhage, and requires urgent medical attention.