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Deep pain in legs as if i worked out. Legs go numb constantly when sitting. Slight nausea and minor headache for past couple of days. What is this?

Deep pain in legs as if i worked out. Legs go numb constantly when sitting. Slight nausea and minor headache for past couple of days. What is this?

Body mass index?: You may have some type of compression going on of your femoral nerves or your medial/lateral cutaneous nerves in the legs. This phenomenon could happen for instance if one's body mass index is above the norm which would suggest that weight loss may be a solution to the problem or at least help. Of course, bodyweight may not be a factor in this case. Check with your doctor for further information. ...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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I been having headache for the past couple days now what is wrong with me?

I been having headache for the past couple days now what is wrong with me?

Hard to say: Common triggers to headaches of any source include stress, sudden change in stress level, fatigue, poor sleep, illness, fasting and or dehydration.Do a lifestyle audit and correct any of these factors that apply. If this does not help seek an evaluation with your doc. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with having an ocular headache for the past couple weeks off and on?

Should I be concerned with having an ocular headache for the past couple weeks off and on?

See an eye doctor: Ocular headaches can be divided into headaches that feel like they are in the eye (migraine, muscle tension headaches); pain in the eye a different from a different cause; or true ocular migraines, which do not hurt but cause the sufferer to see light effects in front of their eyes. Any headaches that are new, constant, and/or do not resolve after a few days should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Feeling tired, worse with an ongoing headache for the past couple of weeks. Lightheaded even while laying down. Sweating or just hot, blurry vision?

Feeling tired, worse with an ongoing headache for the past couple of weeks. Lightheaded even while laying down. Sweating or just hot, blurry vision?

Blurry vision?: Go see your eye doctor! If my vision changed, I wouldn't wait another second wondering why. As for other symptoms, may simply be due to dehydration from heat/sweating. Try consuming enough water to make urine pale & clear. If that's not enough to make you feel better, it's time to see your Family Doc.But in mean time, go see Ophthalmologist or Optometrist (whoever you can get appt with first). ...Read more

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I've been having headaches everyday for the past couple months. They aren't bad ones just seems pretty constant. Could this be from clenching jaw?

I've been having headaches everyday for the past couple months. They aren't bad ones just seems pretty constant. Could this be from clenching jaw?

Yes: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Feeling nauseous & headaches everyday for the past couple wks. Drinks like vitamin water and gatorade help. Could it possibly be pregnancy?

Feeling nauseous & headaches everyday for the past couple wks. Drinks like vitamin water and gatorade help. Could it possibly be pregnancy?

Take a test: It could be pregnancy. Take an at home test. If it is negative, see your primary or family doctor to find out why you feel sick. ...Read more

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For the past couple of weeks I have been waking up with headaches. Please help, I'm worried. ?

For the past couple of weeks I have been waking up with headaches. Please help, I'm worried. 

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"Eternal Vigilance": Waking up in the morning as usual, or in the middle of the night? Drug and alcohol hangovers aside, it could be something minor, like the residual of stress, staring at a computer, a virus,need for glasses,etc. But if it persists or worsens over the next two weeks you might want to get examined in person. If it goes away shortly after getting up &/or with Motrin, that's reassuring. But be vigilant ...Read more

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Why do I loose my vision constantly and after that I have a big headache? I loose my vision a couple of time a week and its becomming a big problem

Why do I loose my vision constantly and after that I have a big headache? I loose my vision a couple of time a week and its becomming a big problem

Migraine: With classic migraines, there is a period of visual distortion that lasts 15-45 minutes and is followed by a headache. There are many good treatments for migraines. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have minor headaches everyday and major ones every couple months. What could it be?

I have minor headaches everyday and major ones every couple months. What could it be?

Chronic daily ha's: Sounds like tension headaches with occasional migraines. Your pattern is very deleterious and probably affects your quality of life. This can all be broken up with either prescription or otc meds. Suggest you seek help from a headache specialist, or general neurologist. ...Read more

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Headache for a couple of days that starts in the afternoon, and occasional tingly sensation side of face??

Headache for a couple of days that starts in the afternoon, and occasional tingly sensation side of face??

Relax, your ok: You may be worried about a brain tumor, but that is highly unlikely.Benign and malignant brain tumors(BT) are a very UNCOMMON cause for headaches. In any given year only 12 out of 100,000 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumor. The HA of a BT usually will be present on waking in the morning, is worse on sitting up and gets steadily worse from day to day, never easing and never disappearing. ...Read more

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The last couple days i've had a minor headache. Now i started seeing zigzag lines, in color. What could be wrong?

Zigzag lines: Zigzag lines that last a few minutes often followed by a headache may be due to migraine but anytime you have new symptoms they should be checked out by a doctor to insure they don't indicate something more serious. ...Read more

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I get headaches in the front of my head a lot, and it always lasts like a couple of days. Is this normal? Is this bad?

I get headaches in the front of my head a lot, and it always lasts like a couple of days. Is this normal? Is this bad?

R/O TENSION HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus,migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. Muscle relaxant ie KLONOPIN/ FLEXERIL . Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH.com You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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Well, the last couple days I've actually relaxed and a minor headache. But today, I started seeing zigzag lines, like prism?

Well, the last couple days I've actually relaxed and a minor headache. But today, I started seeing zigzag lines, like prism?

Fortification lines: This is actually one of the classically described migraine auras, referred to as "fortification spectra." use these visual symptoms as a cue to take your abortive medications, and you may be able to eliminate the headache that follows. ...Read more

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When is a headache something to worry about? I've had one (along with pain in my lower left side ) for a couple of weeks. #miserable

When is a headache something to worry about? I've had one (along with pain in my lower left side ) for a couple of weeks. #miserable

Neurologic symptoms: Headaches are common, approaching 100% of people have headaches. It would be serious if accompanied by neurologic symptoms, such as weakness, numbness, trouble speaking or seeing. See your physician for an exam, and treatment. It could be an extended migraine. ...Read more

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I've been having a headache for a couple of weeks. Why? It isn't there constantly but when I move my head fast sometimes, it hurts slightly?

I've been having a headache for a couple of weeks. Why? It isn't there constantly but when I move my head fast sometimes, it hurts slightly?

Sinus or dehydration: The two types of HA affected by motion and the most commonly missed causes of headache are sinus infection and dehydration. The brain is supported by suspensory ligaments that contain all of the actual sensory nerves inside your skull. Typically your brain floats but with dehydration there is increased tension on these ligaments and it hurts. However In your case I'd suspect sinus infection. ...Read more

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I have a headache that started a couple hours ago. I figured it's because I really haven't had anything to drink today. I was wrong, any answers?

I have a headache that started a couple hours ago. I figured it's because I really haven't had anything to drink today. I was wrong, any answers?

There are many: possible causes of headache none of which can be evaluated over the internet. You need to see a health care provider and have a thorough history, physical examination and laboratory testing completed. ...Read more

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I have been having headaches and migraines for a couple months now sometimes for days at a time with no relief. I've tried many different Otc help!

I have been having headaches and migraines for a couple months now sometimes for days at a time with no relief. I've tried many different Otc help!

HYDRATE WELL: Try to manage your stress well if that is triggering the Headache. Try Magnesium supplement and drink lots of water, rest well and do not starve . Learn what triggers the headache, and try to avoid it. take Advil (ibuprofen) type of drug at the beginning of the headache and not wait until it is unbearable. ...Read more

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Iv had headaches since i was little and that have lasted for a week the doctors would give me a shot now i get them ever couple weeks and last a week?

Iv had headaches since i was little and that have lasted for a week the doctors would give me a shot now i get them ever couple weeks and last a week?

& your question is?: I am not sure what you are asking. Chronic headaches are a complex problem with many possible causes. No one here can give you an easy answer. You need a thorough evaluation by a good doctor. It may be caused by stress, food sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies, toxic exposures, structural imbalances etc.Please see a doctor who will help assess the causes, preferably one with a holistic approach. ...Read more

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I've been gettin headaches for a couple of years now! they sometimes last for two or three days! i'm a primary sch teacher . Advice greatly appreciate?

I've been gettin headaches for a couple of years now! they sometimes last for two or three days! i'm a primary sch teacher . Advice greatly appreciate?

More information: This is a difficult question to answer as the type of headache, frequency, and associated symptoms are very important. I would recommend that you see your primary care physician or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can a tension headache last for more than a couple weeks maybe even a month?

Can a tension headache last for more than a couple weeks maybe even a month?

Tension HA: Yes tension headaches can last for long periods if the cause is not alleviated, otc anti-inflammatory meds generally help and ice or heat to neck and upper back may also help. If no relief with these remedies see your physician. ...Read more

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I am having headaches after having a concussion a couple days ago. What should I do?

I am having headaches after having a concussion a couple days ago. What should I do?

Be seen: If you had a concussion, and are having headaches, it should prompt you to be seen. ...Read more

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I'm getting my gallbladder out in a couple weeks. can having a bad gallbladder give you headaches?

I'm getting my gallbladder out in a couple weeks. can having a bad gallbladder give you headaches?

Not usually: Gallstone symptoms include pain in the upper abdomen, usually on the right side, pain with eating a fatty meal, occasional nausea and vomiting, and possible jaundice (yellow discoloration of skin/eyes. If an attack causes considerable stress it is possible you could develop a tension headache, but this is not a classic symptom. ...Read more

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I smoke weed regularly , and since the last couple of months i've been getting a kind of headache in the middle part of the head , is this bad?

I smoke weed regularly , and since the last couple of months i've been getting a kind of headache in the middle part of the head , is this bad?

Well, it's not good!: Are you asking if smoking is bad or if headache is bad? Can't say that we recommend smoking weed/marijuana/cannabis especially since there's no 3rd party oversight to prove safety & lack of contamination (luckily i think the government stopped spraying paraquat a long time ago). Lots of reasons for headaches ranging from sinus congestion to sinus infections to head colds etc. Go see your doc. ...Read more

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