A member asked:
what kind of headache is this ? when the back of my head hurt and causes dizziness and weakness to the body and it comes and goes?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Laura McMullen answered
20 years experience Pediatrics
Headaches : Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. Since it is dizziness and weakness, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a complete evaluation. You doctor will take a thorough history and do a neurological evaluation to try and find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some of the questions they may ask you such as: - when did it start? - how often do they happen? - are they getting more frequent or more painful? - how long do they last? - what does the headache feel like and can you point to it? - does it occur around the same time at night or does it ever happen during the day? - what other symptoms do you have and when do they occur in regards to the headache? - have you had any big life changes? - how is your lifestyle? Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising? - are you taking any medications? Do you drink caffeine and how much? Answering these questions may help your doctor figure out what is causing your headaches, whether it is a serious problem or not, and how to help you. Good luck!
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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