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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

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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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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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Can I be sure dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light, and dull head pressure (no extreme pain) is actually migraine? Can it be something else?

Can I be sure dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light, and dull head pressure (no extreme pain) is actually migraine? Can it be something else?

See your PCP: Migraine is a complex disorder and in order to receive proper treatment for migraine, a correct diagnosis must be made. See your PCP for consultation and migraine management. ...Read more

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Feeling kind of dizzy when standing and slight head pressure/tension. No nausea or vomiting and no severe head pain. Serious? Aneurysm?

Feeling kind of dizzy when standing and slight head pressure/tension. No nausea or vomiting and no severe head pain. Serious? Aneurysm?

No, but: Dizzy, or lightheadedness? This symptom may be caused by low blood pressure when standing. Very unlikely to be an aneurysm in your head. You should see your doc to check this out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Going to neurologist for daily migraines with dizziness, pressure in head and nausea. What will they look for? What can cause such an increase in pain

Going to neurologist for daily migraines with dizziness, pressure in head and nausea. What will they look for? What can cause such an increase in pain

Chronic migraines: It seems like you have chronic migraines. The dizziness can be part of that. I think you should be on preventive medication. Once your headaches are better the other sumptoms get better. Ask your neurologist. ...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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(Sneezed) followed by Dizziness/vertigo, pressure in my head, nausea, sweating.

(Sneezed) followed by Dizziness/vertigo, pressure in my head, nausea, sweating.

Vertigo?: Did you have it just briefly after the sneeze, or do you still have it? It is not necessarily serious. You could take an antihistamine. That may help. If it is significant or persistent, you can see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...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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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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