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Cause of sever headache (front right side) when bending forwards, coughing, jumping, laying down, etc? Doesn't hurt at other times.

Cause of sever headache (front right side) when bending forwards, coughing, jumping, laying down, etc? Doesn't hurt at other times.

SINUSES: The symptoms you mention may b due to a blocked frontal sinus! Speal with your Primary Care Professional. A simple skull x ray will rule this out Just a thought Hope it helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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What can cause a patient to get severe headaches when laying down?

What can cause a patient to get severe headaches when laying down?

Headache: When laying down, there is more blood return to the heart from the lower limbs and less blood return to the heart from the blood vessels above the heart (in the head and neck). With more blood being pumped out and more blood hanging around in the head and sinuses - the headaches could be sinus pressure or dilation of the vessel in the head. If frequency, duration, or severity increases seek md. ...Read more

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Are headaches caused by leaning forward, laying down and worse with excersice always happens with brain tumors? Are these symptoms with other things?

Are headaches caused by leaning forward, laying down and worse with excersice always happens with brain tumors? Are these symptoms with other things?

Not necessarily. : Tumors are just one of the many many things that can cause headaches and thankfully are one of the rarer ones. If you are concerned, speak to your physician. ...Read more

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I hit my head on the wall laying down in bed very hard was painful I felt mildly dizzy and slight nausea which passed I have headache where I hit it ?

I hit my head on the wall laying down in bed very hard was painful I felt mildly dizzy and slight nausea which passed I have headache where I hit it ?

Trauma / concussion: It sounds like you have a post-concussive / post-traumatic headache. If the headache is accompanied by other symptoms (difficulty concentrating, irritability) then you might have post-concussion syndrome. If the headache doesn't clear or gets worse, see your physician. http://www.brainline.org/content/2008/12/headaches-after-head-injuries-8212-post-traumatic-headaches.htm ...Read more

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Daily headache localized at the back of my head on Rt side. Causes pressure in my eyes and ears. Worse in the am after laying down.

Daily headache localized at the back of my head on Rt side.  Causes pressure in my eyes and ears.  Worse in the am after laying down.

New or changed?: If a headache is something new or different we usually recommend seeing a doctor. Details of the history of this pain are very important. Most headaches are not caused by anything dangerous. A good history and physical exam can usually determine that. Rarely other testing is needed. ...Read more

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What causes my hands to get extremely numb when laying down..Feel heartbeat everywhere..Headaches..Fatigue..Muscle twitching..Tiny red spots on skin.?

What causes my hands to get extremely numb when laying down..Feel heartbeat everywhere..Headaches..Fatigue..Muscle twitching..Tiny red spots on skin.?

Position: Changes in body position can frequent cause symptoms, such as lying down. You may have spinal stenosis, or narrowing if spinal canal, that is not symptomatic when standing. This could lead to muscle spams and then fatigue. Talk to your primary doc and consider neck mri. ...Read more

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What would cause my headache to actually get worse when i lay down? It's also keeping me awake...

What would cause my headache to actually get worse when i lay down? It's also keeping me awake...

If all your tests : Are negative, your headache is either from muscle strain/tension or arthritis in your neck spine possibly causing pinched nerve. Also check your blood pressure (normally below 130/85). God bless u! ...Read more

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I've had this headache for a little more than a week and nothing helps only laying down what should I do?

I've had this headache for a little more than a week and nothing helps only laying down what should I do?

CSF leak?: Headaches that worsen with sitting/standing and improve with laying down are commonly seen when there is an abnormal leakage of spinal fluid, such as after a spinal tap. In some patients, however, this can be spontaneous. The leak is usually not outwardly obvious. You ought to get an MRI of your brain and entire spine to rule this out. This phenomenon is called intracranial hypotension. ...Read more

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Nauseau abd headaches when I lay down and throughout the day. What's the cause?

Nauseau abd headaches when I lay down and throughout the day. What's the cause?

Not enough info: You need to see your doctor for a more thorough history and a physical to get the best answer to your question. ...Read more

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What would cause a headache that gets better when i sit or lay down, but comes right back with even light walking or going upstairs? The pain is 8/10

What would cause a headache that gets better when i sit or lay down, but comes right back with even light walking or going upstairs? The pain is 8/10

Postural: If headache is worse when you get up than when you lay down it is postural headache. It can be due to dural tear or puncture (complication of a spinal or epidural wet tap). Get evaluated for other possibilities as well. ...Read more

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Recently I have been frequently getting headaches during or after school I don't like taking medinces everyday but laying down doesn't help what do I do?

Recently I have been frequently getting headaches during or after school I don't like taking medinces everyday but laying down doesn't help what do I do?

Detective work: The first thing you need to do is figure out what kind of headache this is and what might be causing it. I would suggest starting a headache log. Start keeping track of the times you get the headache, where it is, how severe, what you were doing before, etc and what you do to help it. This info will help you and your doc figure this out. http://www.headaches.org/for_professionals/headache_diary. ...Read more

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I've had a really bad headache tonight but when i was laying down on my back it alot felt better is this shunt related?

I've had a really bad headache tonight but when i was laying down on my back it alot felt better is this shunt related?

Yes it can: A positional headache can be related to a shunt and should be checked if it recurs. If you develop a change in vision, nausea, vomiting, photophobia, phonophobia, gait impairment and balance problems. If the symptoms are present with the headache then you should seek attention. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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I lay down and on getting up, I developed chest pain with serious headache, please what could be the cause. Have taken anergestic tablet still painf?

I lay down and on getting up, I developed chest pain with serious headache, please what could be the cause. Have taken anergestic tablet still painf?

Vertigo headache: You are having very distressing symptoms. Many possibilities. Time to call your doctor to determine the cause and give you proper treatment. ...Read more