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Taking Lamictal, Lithium, Welbutrin. My heart rate 117-120 when I saw dr a couple times. Have headaches. Can fast heartbeat cause headaches?

Taking Lamictal, Lithium, Welbutrin. My heart rate 117-120 when I saw dr a couple times. Have headaches. Can fast heartbeat cause headaches?

Mild tachycardia, : or rapid heart rate, doesn't cause headaches. Lithium, Lamictal & Wellbutrin (bupropion) each can cause headaches. Your medication list implies that your diagnosis is Bipolar Disorder Type I. Do not alter any doses of any of med except at your psychiatrist's direction. See your primary MD routinely to check your blood pressure, weight, CBC & other labs since you need to stay on these meds & acetazolamide. ...Read more

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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


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Was put on zpack for bronchitis and today have very bad headache, fast heartbeat, dizziness, and shaking. Is it a side effect and what should I do?

Was put on zpack for bronchitis and today have very bad headache, fast heartbeat, dizziness, and shaking. Is it a side effect and what should I do?

Go to doctor: Could be a side effect. Is not real common but can cause a cardiac problem and you would need an ekg to have it diagnosed but it would have the symptoms you describe ...Read more

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Last night when I got home I started shaking, I was nauseated and I had a headache. My heartbeat was fast. What could be causing these symptoms?

Last night when I got home I started shaking, I was nauseated and I had a headache. My heartbeat was fast. What could be causing these symptoms?

Possible: its tough to tell without a full history and physical. It could be the rate caused your symptoms, its more likely the underlying problem caused the heart to go fast. this is called a reactive tachycardia. simply put ,when the body is "stressed" the heart reacts by increasing it rate. sounds like maybe you have a viral syndrome like the flu that set thing off. see your family doc. ...Read more

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High fever (102-103), swollen tonsils/lymph nodes, headache, hard to swallow, fast heartbeat, shivering. 26, female. Getting worse over 3 day period.

High fever (102-103), swollen tonsils/lymph nodes, headache, hard to swallow, fast heartbeat, shivering. 26, female. Getting worse over 3 day period.

Pharyngitis: If you are getting worse you should see your doctor. Try and keep your fever under control with acetaminophen and ibuprofen, and be sure to drink more liquids than normal to stay hydrated. Your doctor can check you for strep throat, but many viruses can cause the same symptoms. ...Read more

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I found that lately if i fall asleep and wake back up i get a headache that just lasts a couple minutes and a fast heartbeat. What could that be?

I found that lately if i fall asleep and wake back up i get a headache that just lasts a couple minutes and a fast heartbeat. What could that be?

See below: It may be symptoms of sleep apnea. Do you gasp or choke for breath periodically at night, have daytime sleepiness, dry mouth, or night time acid reflux? Then those may be symptoms of sleep apnea. A visit to a sleep physician may help in discerning if that is the case. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Persistent headaches on random parts of head, few second spells of dizziness, fast heartbeat ... Normal reactions, eyesight is fine and smell is fine?

Persistent headaches on random parts of head, few second spells of dizziness, fast heartbeat ... Normal reactions, eyesight is fine and smell is fine?

Headaches: With this pattern of symptoms could be many things. Most benign. If symptoms continue for next 2-3 days, please see your healthcare provider for evaluation. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more

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I keep getting fast heartbeat, hot cold flushes and but when i drink water i feel better. And I have a really bad headache?

I keep getting fast heartbeat, hot cold flushes and but when i drink water i feel better. And I have a really bad headache?

Acute or chronic? : You sound like you're coming down with something! is this an acute problem? You may very well have the flu. Try taking your temperature in the evening. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be your best friend. ...Read more

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Ive been having alot of symptoms for 3 years dyzziness headaches tired inthis i felt my heart beat fast and ?

Ive been having alot of symptoms for 3 years dyzziness headaches tired inthis i felt my heart beat fast and ?

Complicated: Impossible to diagnose your illness in this setting. With chronic fatigue, dizziness, and headaches, a full evaluation is justified. Germany has an excellent healthcare system - I urge you to take advantage of it. Best wishes and Viel Gl├╝ck! ...Read more