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Had cardiac MRI today, but during the scanning I got sever headaches like there where electric shock in one side of head. I have a Reveal LinQ,normal?

Had cardiac MRI today, but during the scanning I got sever headaches like there where electric shock in one side of head. I have a Reveal LinQ,normal?

MRI - Device Present: Some heart pacemakers and other devices are now being engineered to be MRI safe. Most stents are safe after a 6 to 12 week wait for the vessel wall lining to cover them with a fresh layer of cells. The implanting MD can tell you if it is safe to have a MRI.in all cases ...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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1-sided headache on back/side of head x1 week. More pressure with bending/coughing. No other symptoms& responds well to Aleve (naproxen). Brain tumor likelihood?

1-sided headache on back/side of head x1 week. More pressure with bending/coughing. No other symptoms& responds well to Aleve (naproxen). Brain tumor likelihood?

See your doctor: With one week of symptoms it is difficult to say and a neurological examination would yield more information. Please see you doctor for a complete exam and history. ...Read more

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Pls help. Having terrible headache on left back side of head which diddnt go away after taking diclifenac 75 mg. Becomes worse when moving head.

Pls help. Having terrible headache on left back side of head which diddnt go away after taking diclifenac 75 mg. Becomes worse when moving head.

Below: Is this headache more severe but similar to your past headaches, or is this different from your past headaches altogether? If so, you'll need a full exam. Feel free to consult me if you'd like to discuss further. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from headache. shooting pain from back side of head on left . neck muscles are also get stiff. ?

I have been suffering from headache. shooting pain from back side of head on left . neck muscles are also get stiff. ?

Occipital neuralgia: See a neurologist, they can treat you with nerve blocks and/or medicines. Physical therapy may be helpful as well. Stay away from opioids. Good luck! ...Read more

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I got a sudden headache/pain on left back side of head. The left side of my tongue/mouth started feeling weird & stiff neck. I have an AVM & migraines?

I got a sudden headache/pain on left back side of head. The left side of my tongue/mouth started feeling weird & stiff neck. I have an AVM & migraines?

Either condition: Either migraine or AVM could cause your symptoms. If transient and occurs rarely, it is probably not of major concern. If persistent you need to see your PCP or your neurologist for eval. ...Read more

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Headache in front/back left side of head, ear.Tiny jabs of pain (1-2). Light headed when standing. Scared I have a brain tumor. No fam history. Help!

Headache in front/back left side of head, ear.Tiny jabs of pain (1-2). Light headed when standing. Scared I have a brain tumor. No fam history. Help!

Unlikely: Brain tumors are uncommon in people your age, and a light-headed feeling isn't typically a symptom of one. If you have serious headaches you should see your doctor, and ask for a referral to a neurologist both to evaluate your problem and to treat the headaches. ...Read more

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Could acute sinusitis include just facial pain, terrible headache /forehead sides &back of head&neck, pain behind eyes, heaviness in head?I've these?

Definitely!: Time to see your doctor if you are experiencing this myriad of symptoms related to your acute sinusitis, so you can get some relief. The sinuses are located behind the cheeks (maxilla), above the eyes (frontal), midline and deep into the back of the nose toward the brain (ethmoid, sphenoid). So, the referred pain pattern as these areas get congested is throughout the head, face, neck. ...Read more

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I have headache in the back sides of my head and top of my neck. It gets very intense when I move my head too quick or bend down quickly (2 weeks)?

I have headache in the back sides of my head and top of my neck. It gets very intense when I move my head too quick or bend down quickly (2 weeks)?

Headaches=Stressed: Tense and tight muscles will active and driving pain. Your treatment is pamper yourself and your muscles: Start self-care with a wellness program of Vits, Magnesium supp, sleep hygiene, exercise, massage, yoga, stretching, hand-on PT. Epsom tub soaking. In my 32 yrs as a doctor modified versions of acupuncture/trigger points inj are a godsend to my patients who have aches, pains and tension. ...Read more

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I have been sober off meth for 8 months now I am getting headaches in the back side of my head mainly on the right side what should I do?

I have been sober off meth for 8 months now I am getting headaches in the back side of my head mainly on the right side what should I do?

Acetaminophen: You may try over the counter pain relief like Tylenol. Do not drink alcohol. Wish you good health! For 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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Migraine/headache almost constant. Starts in back left side of head than front forehead.lightens with extreme amount of meds but not away 4 1 week now?

Migraine/headache almost constant. Starts in back left side of head than front forehead.lightens with extreme amount of meds but not away 4 1 week now?

Refractory migraine: For a refractory migraine, it is a good idea to consider if it is really a migraine, and to seek some management other than butabital- since this medicine wears off after a few hours. Sometimes simple remedies such as diet changes or magnesium supplements can help too. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice? I have been getting a lot of pressure type headaches left side of head and at the back of head. Could this be sinusitis?

Can you give me advice? I have been getting a lot of pressure type headaches left side of head and at the back of head. Could this be sinusitis?

Behavioral medicine: Presuming that you have been thoroughly examined by your doc, you might consider some behavioral interventions. Your BP might also be elevated due to the pain. Herbert benson, md, a cardiologist has a great little technique called the relaxation response that might be helpful in relaxing the vessels in your head. Sinus headache is above and below the eyes. ...Read more

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Brain fog and Headache back right side and top of head with occasional tingling on top of head during day for 4 weeks. Told it was due to anxiet. Ok?

Brain fog and Headache back right side and top of head with occasional tingling on top of head during day for 4 weeks. Told it was due to anxiet. Ok?

May not be anxiety: Anxiety can produce tension headache and difficulty concentrating ("brain fog"). But, if headache continues in location you describe for 4 weeks, it is possibly something more serious. Please consult your doctor, or a neurologist. They can recommend an MRI, EEG, or brain scan to rule out any serious issue. If all tests negative, consider CBT psychotherapy to treat your anxiety. Get help please ...Read more

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Hi I have had headaches in back left side of my head they are unbearable. No Advil (ibuprofen) or migraine pills help what else can I do?

Hi I have had headaches in back left side of my head they are unbearable. No Advil (ibuprofen) or migraine pills help what else can I do?

See MD: A severe ha, especially the wost headache of your life, always deserves a good evaluation by a doctor who can order all the things needed to make sure there is nothing life threatening and then make a proper diagnosis and treatment. Go see your md. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am suffering from headaches on the back side of my head and really dry eyes with cloudy vision. What could be wrong?

I am suffering from headaches on the back side of my head and really dry eyes with cloudy vision. What could be wrong?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can sinus headaches affect the side & back of your head? The headache worsens when I stand up or bend over. Have chronic sinus infection.

Can sinus headaches affect the side & back of your head? The headache worsens when I stand up or bend over. Have chronic sinus infection.

No: In my 45 year experience of taking care of patients with documented sinus infection or sinus inflammation, the pain does not travel to the side and back of the head. These symptoms are more likely to be muscle tension headaches, migraine, or vascular in origin. Sinus pain is almost always in the face, eyes and teeth. Finally, sinusitis is present with yellow nasal drainage and nasal congestion. ...Read more

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I have pressure/pain in the right side of head if I lay on that side or on back. Have had tension headaches lately and do have sinus pressure.

I have pressure/pain in the right side of head if I lay on that side or on back. Have had tension headaches lately and do have sinus pressure.

Get checked: See a neurologist and have your cranial joints (TM joints, occiput and frontal sinus) for the presence of toxins, pathogens, allergens as the cause of the tension HAs. Make sure you rule out the presence of mold toxins as a factor for the sinus pressure. ...Read more

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Headache on left side of head in back, tender to touch. Is it common with viral infections and or toothaches?

Headache on left side of head in back, tender to touch. Is it common with viral infections and or toothaches?

Viral: It could be from grinding your teeth, and yes, could happen from a viral infection as well. As long as you don't have any visual changes and able to move all your facial muscles normally, you are okay. ...Read more