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Can palpitations be associated with severe headaches?

Can palpitations be associated with severe headaches?

Yes and no: Although I do not believe there is a cause and effect relation between the two, certain types of patients have both. For instance, patients with mitral valve prolapse have an increased incidence of migraine headaches. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


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I have been on topomax for approx 2 years for migraines/severe headaches. I've noticed that my short term memory has not been so great, is it S/E?

I have been on topomax for  approx 2 years for migraines/severe headaches. I've noticed that my short term memory has not been so great, is it S/E?

Very possible: Hello Miss Shaquita-how are you? I miss our visits and your sense of cordialness. Why not set something up so we can have a chat again and see how things have been going? Many of the medications we use to prevent headaches can have side effects affecting short-term memory. The real question becomes "is it working?" and is the trade-off for headache prevention worth the side effects? HO! HO! HO! ...Read more

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Having thoughts in my head, using screens, and reading cause severe headaches on the right side of my head . Any idea(s) why this is happening/cures?

Having thoughts in my head, using screens, and reading cause severe headaches on the right side of my head . Any idea(s) why this is happening/cures?

One sided headache: A common cause of the one-sided headache is a migraine. That causes throbbing or a sense of pressure on one side, usually it lasts for hours or days, and it can be associated with light sensitivity or nausea. It is not caused by looking at a screen, but it nay be worse when doing this. People get dry eyes a lot with screens. Make sure you blink, look away at times, use eye drops too. ...Read more

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What can cause severe headache?

Headache: Severe refractory headaches referred as worst headache of my life, specially if abrupt onset, may suggest a very serious condition (brain hemorrhage). Migraine, the most common form of primary headache disorders can be severe. Other conditions can cause headaches. Sinusitis, and trauma for instance may also cause severe haedaches. For proper diagnosis and treatment i suggest medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have severe headache from last week ?

I have severe headache from last week ?

1st. or one of many: If it is 1st. Ever headache quickly see your doctor or go to er. If you have had headaches in the past but not as long lasting then it could be a prolonged migraine. In either case you need treatment so preferably see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have the most severe headache of my life?

I have the most severe headache of my life?

Is it different?: So sorry to hear :(. It's the most severe, but is it scaring you? If it's the most severe but otherwise it feels like "your headaches," you might not need to go to the ED. But if it feels unlike your typical headaches, you'll need to be evaluated ASAP. ED's are bad places for migraine patients since they're loud and the lights are bright. Feel free to call me if you have questions. ...Read more

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What is the cause for nonstop severe headache?

What is the cause for nonstop severe headache?

TMTC: Tmtc = too many too count. Over a hundred possible causes of headache. Headache is a symptom, not a disease. Any disease can cause severe, persistent pain. Your question cannot be answered in 400 characters or less. See you physician or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why I am feeling severe headache all the time ?

Why I am feeling severe headache all the time ?

Investigate!: You should see your doctor about this. There are many possibilities, most often treatable. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm suffering from a severe headache?

See a doctor ASAP: It is essential that you see a doctor ASAP. This could be a warning of something very serious. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more