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Dr. Richard Levin
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Today i've been getting stabbing pain in my eyes and both stabbing pains and dull aches in my head. I'm worried it's something serious.

Today i've been getting stabbing pain in my eyes and both stabbing pains and dull aches in my head. I'm worried it's something serious.

Eye pain: Eye pains with headaches can be due to cluster headaches, which can occur for a few days at a time, often at night. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment to rule out dangerous causes. ...Read more

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Chest pain left side-kind of a dull ache in armpi, head/ears/nose, stuffed up, and migraines. I have gut issues but they are being looked into.Ideas?

Chest pain left side-kind of a dull ache in armpi, head/ears/nose, stuffed up, and migraines. I have gut issues but they are being looked into.Ideas?

2 complex 4 shrt ans: Need to ask u many questions about chest and armpit Sx to parse out possible causes. Too little info to say whether or not your heart may be involved. Your doctor taking a complete history and doing a complete physical can definitely arrive at some answers. ...Read more

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History of migraines. MRI in January clear. two weeks have had headache on and off. Dull aching back of head/neck. Tight muscles in shoulder. What2do?

History of migraines. MRI in January clear. two weeks have had headache on and off. Dull aching back of head/neck. Tight muscles in shoulder. What2do?

Help your neck: Chicken or egg it doesn't matter. Find ways to get your neck muscles to relax and your condition will improve. A loving MASSAGE from a loving partner might be a start. Warm moist soaks on the neck could help. Get really angry and scream and shout, herbs, meds, acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, good sex, there are many options but remember prevention is best. All the best. ...Read more

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Dull aches come & go in head. Almost every day. I don’t drink much throughout the day & am stressed. Could that be cause or should I be concerned?

Dull aches come & go in head. Almost every day. I don’t drink much throughout the day & am stressed. Could that be cause or should I be concerned?

Likely: Dehydration is a likely cause of your headaches and you should drink more water.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I keep getting dull ache at back of head, what could be causing it?

I keep getting dull ache at back of head, what could be causing it?

A range of things: If it doesn‘t go away after a few days, you should see your doctor to help figure out what it could be. ...Read more

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My 45 yr husband is waking up at least once a week in middle of night w/headaches that are dull-ache towards back of head. Cause for alarm?

Cephalgia: What you describe are most likely tension headaches that are due to muscle contraction, but if the headaches worsen in either intensity or frequency then i would recommend you seek medical attention very quickly. You should talk over your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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Have dull ache in back of head near base of neck, feel a bit of pressure there too,hyperventilating, idea ?

Have dull ache in back of head near base of neck, feel a bit of pressure there too,hyperventilating, idea ?

How is your stress?: If stress is a factor this could be the cause of all of this especially if you are hyperventilating. The headache, the pain in the base of the neck and the pressure sounds like a stress reaction. Examine your health history and take stock of yourself. Too much caffeine? See your doc and get better answers. ...Read more

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Grinding teeth (anxious) & had to cough , when I did , felt dull ache in back of head . How could I relieve the ache? Massage ?

Grinding teeth (anxious)  & had to cough , when I did , felt dull ache in back of head . How could I relieve the ache? Massage ?

Teeth grinding: Grinding can wear teeth flat, fracture them, damage the bone that supports the teeth, and damage jaw joints. Talk to you Dentist about occlusal orthotic, heat, relaxation exercises, evaluation of your occlusion. muscle relaxants, massage therapy, and referral to a therapist for your anxiety. ...Read more

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Dull ache in back of head after belching then slight pressure .Have URI & my ears are aching, have cough, slight high bp. What's the dull ache about?

Dull ache in back of head after belching then slight pressure .Have URI & my ears are aching, have cough, slight high bp. What's the dull ache about?

Sinus infection like: You have sinuses behind your ears. Your ear nose and throat are all connected. If your symptoms persist for longer than a week, you made need antibiotics and flonase. ...Read more

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Have been having dull head aches and cold for over a month what could that be?

Have been  having  dull  head aches and cold  for over  a  month  what could  that  be?

Possible Sinus: infection. Best to go get yourself checked out for any prolonged illness. A cold lasting a month is certainly out of the norm. ...Read more

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Dull head ache like pain right side of my forehead. Anything i can take for this?

Dull head ache like pain right side of my forehead. Anything i can take for this?

Take two............: Have you taken tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen yet? Is it affecting your vision, if so call your doctor try heat or ice, try to get in a dark quiet area for a while and relax if it is severe or was of very sudden sharp onset call your doctor, if it doesn't let up call your doctor too. ...Read more