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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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I am having a pressure feeling in me head with dizziness & nausea. I also have a stiff neck but no headache. This started 3 days ago. What can it be?

I am having a pressure feeling in me head with dizziness & nausea. I also have a stiff neck but no headache. This started 3 days ago. What can it be?

Many things: The symptoms you describe can be due to MANY things. Some benign, some concerning. Best to see doctor for evaluation to help sort out if this is something that can be watched or needs further testing and evaluation. Sorry this is not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr R

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What conditions involve dizziness, headaches, stiff neck, shoulder pain and nausea, fatigue had this since I was 3 I get severe dizzy spells?

What conditions involve dizziness, headaches, stiff neck, shoulder pain and nausea, fatigue had this since I was 3 I get severe dizzy spells?

See below: Your numerous symptoms could be attributed to a myriad of conditions. Without a comprehensive history and physical exam it would be difficult to offer you a diagnosis. The reassuring thing is that your condition is likely not a fatal condition since it has been present since age 3. A dysautonomia is most likely. Tilt table testing can help make diagnosis.

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Severe headache in one spot of head, dizziness and stiff neck. What do you recommend?

Severe headache in one spot of head, dizziness and stiff neck. What do you recommend?

Pain meds/Vist your: If you have any fever you should go see your docotr. Otherwise pain medicine will help your headache. For mild headache take tylenol (acetaminophen) 2 tabs every 6 hourly if needed, if this does not help after one or two doses, take Aspirin or ibuprofen (motrin or advil) 2 tablets at a time, every 6-8 hourly for one or two days as needed.

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Dizziness lasting a few minutes at a time. This has been happening throughout the day for a week. Stiff neck. Shoulder pain and nausea?

Dizziness lasting a few minutes at a time. This has been happening throughout the day for a week. Stiff neck. Shoulder pain and nausea?

Occipital neuralgia: (ON) involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache. The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. This is treatable condition. Rec. See orofacial pain or pain management specialist.

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I have been having dizziness, headache and stiff neck for a few days now. What could this be?

I have been having dizziness, headache and stiff neck for a few days now. What could this be?

See a doctor: Could be due to many things, some including medical emergencies. Go see a doctor.

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Bad dizziness, headaches, nosebridge & temples pressure, woke me up at night. Pressure in the back of the head & painful stiff neck. What is it?

Bad dizziness, headaches, nosebridge & temples pressure, woke me up at night. Pressure in the back of the head & painful stiff neck. What is it?

Migraine headache?: Your symptoms are suggestive of vascular headache. But if you are under lots of stress than also you at wake up with stiff neck but usually not pounding headache. Try Antiinflammtory medicine like Ibuprofen or Naprosyn (naproxen). Drink lots of fluid bid this is recurrent episode please consult your MD

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I am 17yrs old symptoms: pounding headache moodswings dizziness stiff neck/shoulder/back heavy head almost imposible to get my headup in the morning?

See your doctor: Although this could be viral; but the younger the age the more likely chance of bacterial infection. With stiff neck and not being able to get your headup I would worry about meningitis that can become dangerous. See your family md asap. If rapid decline go to nearest emergency room.

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Hit my head on the street yesterday. I have a mild concussion. Headache and dizziness better today. Have a stiff neck though. Should I go to er?

Hit my head on the street yesterday. I have a mild concussion. Headache and dizziness better today. Have a stiff neck though. Should I go to er?

Yes: You must rule out the possibility of bleeding into the brain. There is a well known lucid interval that may last for hours following a head injury. It would be wise to go to the emergency room and rule out the possibility of a sub dural bleed.

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I haven't been feeling right for going on a week now. I have no appetite, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck and shoulders and pain in the right side of my head. What should I do?

I haven't been feeling right for going on a week now. I have no appetite, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck and shoulders and pain in the right side of my head. What should I do?

Viral illness.: This is not good and may be a viral syndrome and the nausea and vomiting could be symptoms of a severe illness or problem that needs treatment. I would see your doctor tomorrow or go to an urgicenter if not able to be see at the office. Could be an atypical viral meningitis. This would be unusual especially in the winter but there are also other things in the differential. See doc

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I had a panic attack a year ago, and since then I've had bad anxiety. I often feel dizzy. I get temple headaches. Today I feel dizzy and have a stiff neck. I'm worried about aneurysms. Should I relax?

I had a panic attack a year ago, and since then I've had bad anxiety. I often feel dizzy. I get temple headaches. Today I feel dizzy and have a stiff neck. I'm worried about aneurysms. Should I relax?

Yes, with help.: You still have uncontrolled anxiety as characterized by dizzy spells, constant worry, inability to relax and panic attacks is just a severe manifestation of anxiety. You need to see a psychiatrist for pharmacological treatment as well as psychotherapy.

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36 yr old, stiff neck and back, dizzy-like headache, no vomit or fever, plus a Balanitis recently, shall I see doc immediately to rule out meningitis?

36 yr old, stiff neck and back, dizzy-like headache, no vomit or fever, plus a Balanitis recently, shall I see doc immediately to rule out meningitis?

Need an exam: While the overwhelming likelihood is that your symptoms are due to a viral illness, one cannot be sure without an in person evaluation which should not wait.

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I woke up feeling like this: Stiff neck, red and yellow spots in my vision, increased heart rate, dizzy, numbness and headache. What can it be? Never happened to me before.

I woke up feeling like this: Stiff neck, red and yellow spots in my vision, increased heart rate, dizzy, numbness and headache. What can it be? Never happened to me before.

Unclear but: You have given very little history. This could be related to some central nervous system issue. This could be infectious such as having been bitten by some insect or other type of infection. I would see your doctor tomorrow or if possible would go to an urgicenter tonight. This problem is concerning and would not blow it off. Best wishes

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I have stiff neck how can I tell if its a symptom of heart attack or meningitos. Mo fever, no nausea, no dizziness or anything just neck pain?

Not likely seious: With a heart attack you most likely would have pain in the left side of neck, with radiation down your left arm, sweating, fast heart rate, nausea, and chest pain. Not likely meningitis without fever, headache, nausea, or dizziness. Try gentle massage, heating pad, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. Make sure not to sleep with head in awkward position or have cold air blowing on your neck. If persists seek help.

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Tired eyes also with a sharp pain behind them. Stiff neck severe headaches pain in armpit going down my arm on my right side feel dizzy and sleepy?

Tired eyes also with a sharp pain behind them. Stiff neck severe headaches pain in armpit going down my arm on my right side feel dizzy and sleepy?

See your doctor: There can be a multitude of causes for any one of the symptoms you have described. You should schedule an appointment with your PCP for further evaluation. You may possibly need lab testing, etc.

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Fever, aches and pains, chills, stiff neck, dizziness, stomach pain, headache very weak, bedridden for 24hrs now. Should I go to the hospital?

Fever, aches and pains, chills, stiff neck, dizziness, stomach pain, headache very weak, bedridden for 24hrs now. Should I go to the hospital?

Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 4 days or so. Take this opportunity and quit smoking.

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What should I do? Nauseous headache Extremely cold hands and feet Stiff neck for 7 days now Slight fever 99.1 Dizziness Blurry vision Fatigue.

What should I do? Nauseous headache Extremely cold hands and feet Stiff neck for 7 days now Slight fever 99.1 Dizziness Blurry vision Fatigue.

Doctor can help: Usually, when a person has more than a couple of moderate symptoms for a couple of days, she can consider seeing her doctor. If symptoms have been going on for a week, it's doctor time. She should write down the sequence of events, from when they started, and include what medications were tried, plus what makes symptoms better and what makes them worse, and give the information to her doctor.

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Cold sweats, sore throat, stiff neck, headaches, dizziness, and night sweats. Should I see a doctor?

Cold sweats, sore throat, stiff neck, headaches, dizziness, and night sweats. Should I see a doctor?

Yes: Based on your symptoms, I would advise you to be seen. Could just be a virus, but hard to tell without an examination.

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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