Headaches are a frequent complaint which all doctors see. Patients normally have sought care from many different sources and frequently discover there is not just one cause but a plethora of factors that join together and create a headache that is not relieved by anything. Often I hear they have to “sleep it off” with it lasting 2-3 days. Some headaches are life threatening. Some can result in stroke or blindness in one eye. Some can even be caused by the very pain medication you are using to treat the headache. A family physician is well trained in the numerous causes of headaches and can use their skills to find an appropriate treatment for you.