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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more

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Headache, nausea, hot and cold flashes, stomach pains, dizziness, mood swings, vaginal discharge and smell, have a mirena?

Headache, nausea, hot and cold flashes, stomach pains, dizziness, mood swings, vaginal discharge and smell, have a mirena?

Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Watch for events that trigger headaches
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See your doctor
Once
Watch for food reactions
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See a dentist about your headaches
Once
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Not feeling normal all day. Symptoms headache, hot & cold flashes, jaw discomfort. Should i worry. What's going on with me? Please help don't feel rit

Not feeling normal all day. Symptoms headache, hot & cold flashes, jaw discomfort. Should i worry. What's going on with me? Please help don't feel rit

See your doctor soon: Headache and hot flashes at your age isn't normal ; should be worked up further by your doctor to determine the cause.With additional cold flashes and jaw pain, you want to have your doctor do a physical, and possibly order lab tests based on your medical, family, social, and sexual histories to best determine which system is affected, and needs work up.That's the most accurate way to know for sure. ...Read more

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Have abdominal burn & cramping, headache, diarrhea, hot/cold flashes but no real signs of cold. Been 3 days and symptoms seem to be worse. Do I worry?

Have abdominal burn & cramping, headache, diarrhea, hot/cold flashes but no real signs of cold. Been 3 days and symptoms seem to be worse. Do I worry?

Caution: Those are alot of symptoms that may represent some type of infection. It is very difficult to be sure given this brief descrition but if the symptoms have been present for 3 days and they are geting worse it is time to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Use OTC acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help with the pain
Daily
Keep a headache diary about duration of headaches and triggers
Daily
Let your doctor know if your headache is waking you up at night
Once
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Hi i'm 26 yrs old, have 3 children age 3.5yrs, 2 & 6 months & for the last 2 weeks i've been experiencing sharp stomach pain on occasion & almost constant abdominal pain, migraine like headaches, hot & cold flashes and dizziness. I've also experienced ra

Hi i'm 26 yrs old, have 3 children age 3.5yrs, 2 & 6 months &  for the last 2 weeks i've been experiencing sharp stomach pain on occasion & almost constant abdominal pain, migraine like headaches, hot & cold flashes and dizziness. I've also experienced ra

Difficult: We always think of gall bladder issues in women of child-bearing age. But it could be your appendix (2 weeks sounds unlikely, though), severe reflux, an ulcer, a gastroenteritis (infection -- viral vs bacterial), etc... Numerous possibilities including female organs too. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is headache, nausea and hot and cold flashes a sign of pregnancy?

Is headache, nausea and hot and cold flashes a sign of pregnancy?

It could be, but the: Sxs aren't diagnostic for pregnancy. Sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Go to bed and awaken at the same time daily
once
Exercise daily
once
Limit caffeine consumption to 2 cups each day
once
Avoid use of more than 24 analgesics per month
once

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