Neurology Quiz #31: Headaches

1. A 25-year-old woman presents to the clinic complaining of episodic, unilateral, pulsating headaches that last between 4 and 72 hours. She reports that the headaches are often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and photophobia. She is seeking medication for when the headaches occur. Which of the following is the most appropriate initial treatment for her condition? 

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2. A 45-year-old man with a history of hypertension presents with a sudden onset of the worst headache of his life, which reached maximum intensity within a minute. A non-contrasted CT scan of the head is performed and reveals no abnormalities. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management? 

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3. A 35-year-old man presents with recurrent headaches that occur daily. He describes the pain as a constant, bilateral tightening sensation that lasts the whole day. He denies nausea or photophobia. He works long hours in a stressful job. Which of the following is the most appropriate treatment for his headache? 

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4. A 50-year-old woman presents with a one-month history of short, unilateral headaches with conjunctival injection, lacrimation, and nasal congestion. The headaches last for about 60 minutes and occur multiple times a day. Which of the following is the most appropriate first-line therapy for her condition? 

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5. A 30-year-old man presents with a headache that he describes as a pressure sensation over his forehead and behind his eyes. He states that the headache worsens when he reads or uses his computer. He denies any nausea or vomiting. Examination does not reveal any neurological deficits. Which of the following is the most appropriate initial treatment? 

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