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splitting headache

A very intense, painful headache, i.e., one that makes one's head feel as though it is splitting apart. We were up all night drinking cheap wine, and I woke up the next morning with a splitting headache. I've had this splitting headache for nearly four hours, and nothing I do seems to help.
See also: headache, splitting

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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Many chronic headache sufferers do not seek medical care for their headache and remain undiagnosed.
Differentiate various primary headache disorder and able to spot the most common secondary headache disorder.
on an Iranian population showed that wrestlers had a higher rate of headache prevalence than other athletes (13).
Keywords: Primary headache, Migraine, Tension-type headache, Depressive disorder.
Any worsening with coughing, exercise, bending down; any early morning worse headache with awakening; any features of raised intracranial pressure; any focal neurological findings associated since the onset of headache; any seizures associated since the onset of headache; whether needs medications for relieving headache.
Insistent circadian rhythm of these headache attacks points hypothalamic involvement and another clinical feature of HH is its therapeutic response to caffeine and melatonin (4, 5).
Migraines are different from regular headaches because they are usually much, much worse, and can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and severe sensitivity to light and sound.
In our study, we included 60 patients with headache and 30 control subjects.
"Wateradeprivation headache is common, recognized by the public, but not described in the medical literature.
In another rare type of headache, called short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache, 20 per cent of the 15 people in the study had facial pain.
Until three months ago, Caroline Mbeneka suffered persistent headaches that, she later found out, were mostly triggered by the strong, flickering CCTV flashlights on Nairobi roads.
"People with episodic cluster headache describe attacks as the most excruciating pain they have ever known.
The international headache society has delineated headache due to refractive error in a methodical manner.
Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints; most people experience them at some point in their life.
Most people experience an occasional headache that is relieved by an over-the-counter pain medication.