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I've been having headaches and what feels like dizziness or nausea and heavy head / head pressure for a week. Is this serious?

I've been having headaches and what feels like dizziness or nausea and heavy head / head pressure for a week. Is this serious?

Possibly: It sounds like at the least a migraine type issue and possibly a sinus problem or possibly an intracrainial issue that needs further evaluation by your health care provider ...Read more

Dr. David Astrachan
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Vertigo (Definition)

A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more

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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Don't change positions quickly
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Avoid driving while you have symptoms
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Wear shoes without heels
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Head pressure and dull ache together with dizziness and nausea coming as episodes. Can it be directly linked to anxiety for an anxiety sufferer?

Head pressure and dull ache together with dizziness and nausea coming as episodes. Can it be directly linked to anxiety for an anxiety sufferer?

Yes: It could be related to anxiety. It could also be more serious and need medical attention. It could also be less serious and easily treated. It's worth it to get it checked out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been have periods of time on and off for 2 weeks where I have a temp, dizziness, nausea, weird pressure In my head and pins and needles. ?

I have been have periods of time on and off for 2 weeks where I have a temp, dizziness, nausea, weird pressure In my head and pins and needles. ?

Dizziness, nausea,: Consider sinusitis, GI issues like reflux,H pylori ( a bacteria complicating) reflux, also check lyme and sometimes I have seen subclincial herpes infection so can test for HSV-1( the kind that causes cold sores) if titer high could be that and can take acyclovir for 5 days, rarely TMJ F/u with doc/ urgent care. . ...Read more

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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Avoid rapid head movements
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Ask for help walking if you are unsteady on your feet
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Keep carefull track of all associated symptoms
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Pressure headache around ears to back of head for 4 days, nausea, dizzy, after long flight. Worse in morning & lying. Raised icp? Gp not concerned.

Pressure headache around ears to back of head for 4 days, nausea, dizzy, after long flight. Worse in morning & lying. Raised icp? Gp not concerned.

Am headahce f/u ct: Morning headaches and postural headaches can be related to colloid cysts, among other etiologies. Follow up head ct is advised to assess for mass effect. In setting of continued postural headaches, MRI would then be advised as well as continued gp evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more

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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having ...Read more

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