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I haven't been feeling right for going on a week now. I have no appetite, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck and shoulders and pain in the right side of my head. What should I do?

I haven't been feeling right for going on a week now. I have no appetite, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck and shoulders and pain in the right side of my head. What should I do?

Viral illness.: This is not good and may be a viral syndrome and the nausea and vomiting could be symptoms of a severe illness or problem that needs treatment. I would see your doctor tomorrow or go to an urgicenter if not able to be see at the office. Could be an atypical viral meningitis. This would be unusual especially in the winter but there are also other things in the differential.
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Dizziness (Definition)

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Migraine, light headed, dizziness, head hurts, rinding in ears, cognitive delta, tingle in one side stiff neck w/ throbbing pain. What can this be?

Migraine, light headed, dizziness, head hurts, rinding in ears, cognitive delta, tingle in one side stiff neck w/ throbbing pain. What can this be?

Migraine/seizure, etc: If similar to past migraines-not huge worry. If never had before-could be virus or serious from seizure to meningitis.Impt enough to seek immed help & rule out dangerous causes. If those are ruled out, could be anything from pinched cervical nerve to trigeminal neuralgia, or neurologic pain complex set off by thoracic or cervical dysfunctions. Good osteopathic hx and phys could help find & fix. ...Read more

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I keep getting migraines, it's been now 12 days. Nausea, dizziness, feeling of tingling and warmth on top of head, neck stiffness, ear is ringing, ?

I keep getting migraines, it's been now 12 days. Nausea, dizziness, feeling of tingling and warmth on top of head, neck stiffness, ear is ringing, ?

Thoracic Outlet: See commonly with straight neck. History of whiplash or concussion, even remote, plus excess keyboard work. Dx suspect if straight neck on plain films, confirmed by MRI/MRA/MRV at UCLA ...Read more

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I am having a pressure feeling in me head with dizziness & nausea. I also have a stiff neck but no headache. This started 3 days ago. What can it be?

I am having a pressure feeling in me head with dizziness & nausea. I also have a stiff neck but no headache. This started 3 days ago. What can it be?

Many things: The symptoms you describe can be due to MANY things. Some benign, some concerning. Best to see doctor for evaluation to help sort out if this is something that can be watched or needs further testing and evaluation. Sorry this is not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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I have stiff neck how can I tell if its a symptom of heart attack or meningitos. Mo fever, no nausea, no dizziness or anything just neck pain?

Not likely seious: With a heart attack you most likely would have pain in the left side of neck, with radiation down your left arm, sweating, fast heart rate, nausea, and chest pain. Not likely meningitis without fever, headache, nausea, or dizziness.
Try gentle massage, heating pad, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin.
Make sure not to sleep with head in awkward position or have cold air blowing on your neck. If persists seek help. ...Read more

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Severe headache in one spot of head, dizziness and stiff neck. What do you recommend?

Severe headache in one spot of head, dizziness and stiff neck. What do you recommend?

Pain meds/Vist your: If you have any fever you should go see your docotr. Otherwise pain medicine will help your headache. For mild headache take tylenol (acetaminophen) 2 tabs every 6 hourly if needed, if this does not help after one or two doses, take Aspirin or ibuprofen (motrin or advil) 2 tablets at a time, every 6-8 hourly for one or two days as needed. ...Read more

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Bad dizziness, headaches, nosebridge & temples pressure, woke me up at night. Pressure in the back of the head & painful stiff neck. What is it?

Bad dizziness, headaches, nosebridge & temples pressure, woke me up at night. Pressure in the back of the head & painful stiff neck. What is it?

Migraine headache?: Your symptoms are suggestive of vascular headache. But if you are under lots of stress than also you at wake up with stiff neck but usually not pounding headache. Try Antiinflammtory medicine like Ibuprofen or Naprosyn (naproxen). Drink lots of fluid bid this is recurrent episode please consult your MD ...Read more

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I am 17yrs old symptoms: pounding headache moodswings dizziness stiff neck/shoulder/back heavy head almost imposible to get my headup in the morning?

I am 17yrs old symptoms: pounding headache moodswings dizziness stiff neck/shoulder/back heavy head almost imposible to get my headup in the morning?

See your doctor: Although this could be viral; but the younger the age the more likely chance of bacterial infection. With stiff neck and not being able to get your headup I would worry about meningitis that can become dangerous. See your family md asap. If rapid decline go to nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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Stiff neck for months. Dizziness while lying down, last night a very sharp pain woke me up on right side of my head that seemed to travel up?

Stiff neck for months. Dizziness while lying down, last night a very sharp pain woke me up on right side of my head that seemed to travel up?

I would: Go to the hospital, now. I would not even wait till the morning please. You need to know why this is happening. Please don't put this off till tomorrow. ...Read more

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During basketball I fell and slammed my head on the floor, had dizziness for a few minutes and how I have a stiff neck. What can I do, what is it?

During basketball I fell and slammed my head on the floor, had dizziness for a few minutes and how I have a stiff neck. What can I do, what is it?

Head and neck injury: When one strikes their head on a hard surface and experiences dizziness and neck symptoms, I always get concerned about a head injury (subdural bleed, concussion, etc.) and a neck injury (cervical spine fracture, slipped disc, strain, etc.) although some of these are unlikely, they certainly are seriousness enough to deserve medical attention. See your doctor, go to the er, or call 911 if severe. ...Read more

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Need I be worried about pressure in the front of my head, a stiff neck, and mild dizziness after hitting back of my head on an ice rink two days ago?

Need I be worried about pressure in the front of my head, a stiff neck, and mild dizziness after hitting back of my head on an ice rink two days ago?

Yes: Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. It sounds like you have suffered a concussion and need to not exert yourself until symptoms are 100% resolved. See the cdc website for more info: http://j.Mp/12m6hk4. ...Read more

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Feeling of heavy head, dizziness for 3 days, stiff neck, a cold for 1 week, feels like steam is actually coming out of my ears should I run to d docto?

Feeling of heavy head, dizziness for 3 days, stiff neck, a cold for 1 week, feels like steam is actually coming out of my ears should I run to d docto?

Got flu?: Influenza flu is a viral infection that effects your respiratory system. The symptoms are: muscle ache, headache, congestion, weakness and fatigue. No treatment is need it. Good rest and lots of water. ...Read more

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Have been having pressure in right side of head behind ear for 2 months with dizziness and stiff neck on that side. Ct w/o contast?

Have been having pressure in right side of head behind ear for 2 months with dizziness and stiff neck on that side. Ct w/o contast?

Scan, yes: Because you are young the statistics shift toward less serious problems. However, a lesion of some type involving the mastoid or skull base near the mastoid might give you these symptoms. So, yes; you should have scan. Type of scan questionable. For bone CT is best. For other structure MR is best. Talk to your doctor. Contrast helps but we avoid in some conditions. ...Read more

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I need a diagnosis? My left ear has pressure in it but does'nt hurt, I have a little sinus pressure, my left tonsil is sore only from the outside of my neck and hurts up to my left ear, nausea, stiff neck, no fever, some chills, lightheadedness, tired, m

A: A diagnosis is very difficult to make without a proper history and physical.
Based on your post it sounds like you may be dealing with a sinus, ear, or throat infection. However the stiff neck is a little worrisome because it could be a sign of meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding your brain and spinal cord), typically meningitis is accompanied by fever.
Regardless you need to be evaluated by a medical professional right away for work up, diagnosis, and treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Had dizziness and nausea for about a week with numbness in neck and back of head. Now that is gone and I am now having pressure in head and nose?

Had dizziness and nausea for about a week with numbness in neck and back of head. Now that is gone and I am now having pressure in head and nose?

Headache: Sounds like you had an atypical headache last week and now have a more pronounced headache. If you haven't seen your doctor, you really should. Or consider seeing a neurologist for these atypical headaches. ...Read more

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Yesterday dizziness, like my eyes were crossed. Went away. Today same w/nausea, full head, tight neck. Left wk. Took phenergan (promethazine).Slept. Still don't feel right?

See doc: Many different things possible from dehydration to migraine to meningitis and everything in between. Please see a primary care doc soon. If u can't get in and symptoms persist or get worse then ER would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Flu? I took the shot 2 months ago. I am 26. At my desk office. All of the sudden, I feel extremely hot. My back, back of my neck and forehead all became clammy. Followed with dizziness and nausea, mouth watering. I put my head on my desk, and breathed rea

Flu? I took the shot 2 months ago. I am 26. At my desk office. All of the sudden, I feel extremely hot. My back, back of my neck and forehead all became clammy. Followed with dizziness and nausea, mouth watering. I put my head on my desk, and breathed rea

The: The symptoms you are describing doesn't really sound like the flu. The flu has also not really been seen at all so far this season. I might watch to see how you do today and take some advil, (ibuprofen) force fluids and rest. It might still be another virus. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dizziness & pain in neck when turn head to either side. Occasionally see black spots. Have Mild C5-C6 pinched nerve, neck stiffness & pain?

Dizziness & pain in neck when turn head to either side. Occasionally see black spots. Have Mild C5-C6 pinched nerve, neck stiffness & pain?

Get it checked,,: It's a good idea to get this checked out, especially the dizziness, as it could mean something more than a pinched nerve. It could be something to do with the ear canal or a blood pressure issue or some other condition. So it's a good idea to get a comprehensive check-up along with the results of the tests you had to find out what this is. Good luck! ...Read more

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What conditions involve dizziness, headaches, stiff neck, shoulder pain and nausea, fatigue had this since I was 3 I get severe dizzy spells?

See below: Your numerous symptoms could be attributed to a myriad of conditions. Without a comprehensive history and physical exam it would be difficult to offer you a diagnosis. The reassuring thing is that your condition is likely not a fatal condition since it has been present since age 3. A dysautonomia is most likely. Tilt table testing can help make diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sudden brief dizziness, stiff neck and tiredness lasting 24 hours. Do experience PA's and GAD. Could these sympts be related to those? More serious?

Consider a MRI brain: While the symptoms that you note could be related to stress, anxiety or panic attacks it is best that you are followed regularly by your medical doctor and a psychiatrist given your history of HTN and mitral valve prolapse. Also a cervical and brain MRI may be in order to evaluate for a pinched nerve or other diagnosis causing the dizziness. ...Read more

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I suffer from dizziness and stiff neck?

The most: Serious problem would be meningitis. If your symptoms are acute and progressive get this checked out straight away. ...Read more

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I have been having dizziness, headache and stiff neck for a few days now. What could this be?

See a doctor: Could be due to many things, some including medical emergencies. Go see a doctor. ...Read more

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My brother has dizziness, a stiff neck and a rash. Are they related and what could be causing these symptoms?

My brother has dizziness, a stiff neck and a rash. Are they related and what could be causing these symptoms?

Not clear: Probably related. Certainly temporally related.
This could be important as some meningitis present this way. Need to see a doctor as soon as possible by this I mean to night
if I am wrong so be it if not it may save his life
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