I have had a headache for 8 days. When I take ibuprofen or Tylenol it goes away for a while - for about 4 hours- but it keeps coming back. Now I am used to having headaches. My sinuses are terrible - they don't drain well or something, so I get sinus headaches around my right eye quite often. But the headache I've had this week has been different. It hurt most in the back of my head, from one ear to the other.
So today I went to the doctor to findout what's up. After asking me some questions(like does light bother me, have I had trouble thinking clearly, etc.) the doctor said that he believes my headaches are tension headaches. He said that I have to basically get rid of the pain completely, and then it wouldn't come back. So he prescribed a greater amount of ibuprofen ( 4 pills, 3x a day) and some vicadin at night. Hope it works!