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Sometimes I have headaches and sleeplessness. Am I getting anxiety disorder?

Sometimes I have headaches and sleeplessness. Am I getting anxiety disorder?

See your PCP: Headaches and sleeplessness are such broad medical symptoms that before and anxiety disorder could be diagnosed, it would be necessary for you to make sure that there is nothing medically going on that could be causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Identify events that trigger headaches
60 Min, Hourly for 4 Weeks
See your doctor and bring a diary of when headaches occurred
Once
Watch for food reactions
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See a dentist about your headaches
Once
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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
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Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
once
Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
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13 yr old boy my 13 yrd old son has been having headache issues along with eye rolling, and ocassional clearing his throat noise.Has been to doctor, nuero, psych, recently diagnosed with mood disorder and low vitamin d.The headaches and eye rolling has me

13 yr old boy my 13 yrd old son has been having headache issues along with eye rolling, and ocassional clearing his throat noise.Has been to doctor, nuero, psych, recently diagnosed with mood disorder and low vitamin d.The headaches and eye rolling has me

Other : Other diagnoses include a chronic motor tic disorder and tourette's syndrome. If the eye rolling can be suppressed that would be a sign of a motor tic and if it can't be suppressed or involves loss of consciousness i would be concerned about a seizure. But most likely, a chronic motor tic disorder and possibly tourette's syndrome. The constellation of throat clearing, noises, and eye rolling would make me concerned about tourette's. ...Read more

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6 days date, i started bleeding very light only when i wipe on Tuesday lasted for an hour and then again today should i take a test? headaches only

 6 days date, i started bleeding very light only when i wipe on Tuesday lasted for an hour and then again today should i take a test?  headaches only

Birth control: Yes. Take a pregnancy test. They are very accurate. Sometimes there is light spotting when the embryo implants into the uterus and this can be mistaken for a period. Alternatively, your period may be delayed or irregular, it is important to be sure so take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My son got his bell rung at football. They did 3 tests on friday. He failed all then one on sat failed and failed today. He just complaints headache?

My son got his bell rung at football. They did 3 tests on friday. He failed all then one on sat failed and failed today. He just complaints headache?

Concussion: Concussions are unfortunately becoming more common in sports. Depending on his age and athleticism, he may get a concussion from a head injury during a sport activity. It would be best to have him evaluated by his physician for a concussion. Sometimes with a concussion, the only complaint that the patient states is a headache. ...Read more