A 29-year-old male asked:
had hypertensive emergency resulting severe headache (perhaps encephalopathy) & the headache has not gone away for over a year. ever seen that?
2 doctor answers
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Yes: After encephalitis, individuals can recover with no or minimal after effects; others may be left with some form of long-term acquired brain injury. Post-encephalitic after effects include fatigue, memory problems, changes in behaviour, difficulty planning and making decisions, and epilepsy. http://www.encephalitis.info/files/6214/6106/5235/ResearchSummaryLay.pdf
Answered on Sep 16, 2016
Dr. Richard Zimon answered
58 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: HOWEVER do not be so "quick" to think of the headache as being due to your episode of severe hypertension. The headache MUST BE EVALUATED and all causes of prolonged headache ruled out!! Start with your Primary Care Physician who may order appropriate testing (eg Brain MRI!) then consultation with a Neurologist or Headache specialist (YES there are such Physicians) is the NEXT STEP! BE WELL Z
Answered on Sep 17, 2016
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