DEAR DOCTOR K: I've had a headache every day for six months, despite taking painkillers every day. What could be causing the headaches? And what can I do to stop them?
DEAR READER: Most people who suffer from frequent headaches don't have them every day. If your headaches have literally been with you "every day for six months," and this is something new for you, consult your doctor. While your headaches still could be one of the two most common causes of headaches -- migraine headaches or tension headaches -- they also could point to something more serious.