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Freehold, NJ
A 36-year-old female asked:

Stroke symptoms? terrible headache 2 days mostly temples and top of head, stiff neck, pressure behind eyes, lightheaded. getting nervous.

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Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Classic stroke..: Symptoms include more of the weakness, facial and/or limb paralysis, difficulty walking, difficulty speaking, or blurred/blackened vision. Your headache sounds like a bad sinus or tension headache, or combination of both. Try a decongestant and hot steam to see if that helps at all. If you have fever with that stiff neck you may need to be evaluated for meningitis.
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Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See a neurologist: There are many types of headaches, including migraines, tension, cluster, occipital neuralgia, muscle strain, etc. Keep a log of the timing, duration, severity, and location of your headaches. Also try to identify any headache "triggers" (stress, not sleeping/eating). Take this information to a neurologist to discuss the best options for you. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Migraine: A migraine is not just simply a headache. Rather, it should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache. Accompanying symptoms are facial pain, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and blurred vision and sleep issues. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and management.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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