When should I call my doctor or seek immediate help?

Call 911 if:

  • You are experiencing the “worst headache of your life.”
  • You are having neurologic symptoms that you have never had before, including speaking difficulty, balance problems, vision problems, mental confusion, seizures or numbing/tingling sensations.
  • Your headache comes on suddenly.
  • You have a headache after experiencing a head injury.

Schedule a visit with your doctor if:

  • The number or severity of your headaches increase or your headache pattern changes.
  • Your medications no longer seem to be working or you are experiencing new or different side effects.

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