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De Ocampo, Angelica Mae L. OTC Case Work
BSPCP5A Headache
1. What type of headache is Mr LM experiencing? Justify your answer.
- Due to the presented signs and symptoms, Mr LM is experiencing a migraine headache
which manifests as a headache accompanied with nausea and vomiting and
photosensitivity.
2. What are available non-pharmacological treatments for Mr. LM
o Enough rest or sleep more or less 6-8 hours.
o Stress management
o Lifestyle Changes: Diet Food that is rich in Vitamins B1, B6 and B12 like Red Meat,
Cheese, Eggs, Fish, Lean Meat and Legumes. These food choices may affect the
neurotransmitters that usually signal pain receptors in the brain that cause migraine
thus interfering with signals from reaching pain receptors.
- Avoidance of food that may cause or trigger migraine like cheese,
chocolate and MSG which are thought to affect blood vessels.
o Exercise Not too vigorous. Mild breathing exercises or yoga to help proper blood
circulation and to induce relaxation.
3. What are the indicators for medication overuse headache?
Medication Overuse Headache is people who use acute pain-relief medicine more than two or
three times a week or more than 10 days. As the medicine wears off, the pain comes back
making them take the medicine even more
With Mr. LM’s continuous use of Solpadine as relief for his headache, he is clueless that it is a
possible cause where his pain is coming from together with the possible migraine that is
manifesting.
The usual signs of medication overuse headache is a headache that is usually present upon
waking up, improves when the patient takes an analgesic and quickly comes back as the
medication wears off.
4. Why should pain profiles be recorded?
- An updated pain profile should be recorded for doctors and pharmacists to have a safe kept
basis for relative mild to moderate to chronic pain components that may help them with
their accurate drug therapy.
5. What is the rationale with the use of analgesics?
- Many variants of analgesics have been formed. From combination to single actives and is
used dependent on the patient’s pain threshold. Many analgesics should be avoided
because of their significant adverse effects that do not necessarily contribute to the drug’s
analgesic effect. Some, can be obtained without prescription and with proper patient
education, patients can determine what to use for relief.
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De Ocampo, Angelica Mae L. OTC Case Work BSPCP5A Headache 1. What type of headache is Mr LM experiencing? Justify your answer. - Due to the presented signs and symptoms, Mr LM is experiencing a migraine headache which manifests as a headache accompanied with nausea and vomiting and photosensitivity. 2. What are available non-pharmacological treatments for Mr. LM o Enough rest or sleep more or less 6-8 hours. o Stress management ‘ o Lifestyle Changes: Diet – Food that is rich in Vitamins B1, B6 and B12 like Red Meat, Cheese, Eggs, Fish, Lean Meat and Legumes. These food choices may affect the neurotransmitters that usually signal pain receptors in the brain that cause migraine thus interfering with signals from reaching pain receptors. - Avoidance of food that may cause or trigger migraine like cheese, chocolate and MSG which are thought to affect blood vessels. o Exercise – Not too vigorous. Mild breathing exercises or yoga to help proper blood circulation and to induce relaxation. 3. What are the indicators for medication overuse headache? Medication Overuse Headache is people who use acute pain-relief medicine more than two or three times a week or more than 10 days. As the medicine wears off, the pain comes back making them take the medicine even more With Mr. LM’s continuous use of Solpadine as relief for his headache, he is clueless that it is a possible cause where his pain is coming from together with the possible migraine that is manifesting. The usual signs of medication overuse headache is a headache that is usually present upon waking up, improves when the patient takes an analgesic and quickly comes back as the medication wears off. 4. Why should pain profiles be recorded? - An updated pain profile should be recorded for doctors and pharmacists to have a safe kept basis for relative mild to moderate to chronic pain components that may help them with their accurate drug therapy. 5. What is the rationale with the use of analgesics? - Many variants of analgesics have been formed. From combination to single actives and is used dependent on the patient’s pain threshold. Many analgesics should be avoided because of their significant adverse effects that do not necessarily contribute to the drug’s analgesic effect. Some, can be obtained without prescription and with proper patient education, patients can determine what to use for relief. Name: Description: ...
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