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Dr. James Rochester
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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?

Dr. James Rochester
Board Certified, Family Medicine
21 years in practice
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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?

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 ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more


Dr. Kim Fagan
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
29 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Kim Fagan
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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Bad Headache even with migraine meds stiff neck and nausea on and off, side weak and cramping and dizziness, should I go to the er or Dr

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Bad Headache even with migraine meds stiff neck and nausea on and off, side weak and cramping and dizziness, should I go to the er or Dr

NOT ER: Call doctor and get therapeutic intervention. ER is bright, noisy, crowded, expensive and you have long waits, sort of bad place for someone with a severe headache. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
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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?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Irving Harper
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Irving Harper
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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 or motrin. Make sure not to sleep with head in awkward position or have cold air blowing on your neck. If persists seek help. ...Read more

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Dr. Matthias Peuster
Board Certified, Pediatric Cardiology
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I have been having dizziness, headache and stiff neck for a few days now. What could this be?

Dr. Matthias Peuster
Board Certified, Pediatric Cardiology
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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Severe headache in one spot of head, dizziness and stiff neck. What do you recommend?

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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?

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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?

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. Drink lots of fluid bid this is recurrent episode please consult your MD ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Board Certified, Neurology
28 years in practice
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Have Had diarrhea for 2 days now, and it is dark black and flaky. Yesterday but not today I felt incredibly dizzy, had a headache, and stiff neck. ER?

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Board Certified, Neurology
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Have Had diarrhea for 2 days now, and it is dark black and flaky. Yesterday but not today I felt incredibly dizzy, had a headache, and stiff neck. ER?

Dark is concerning: The blackness of the stool is concerning to me and could represent an UPPER GI bleed as from an ulcer, etc. At age 22 that would be unusual but not unheard of. With your other symptoms I'd be concerned for at least some degree of dehydration so I think my ARMCHAIR SPIDEY SENSES tell me you should be seen today better than tomorrow. Other questions? Write me: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Vertigo (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is ...Read more


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Stiff Neck (Definition)

A stiff neck causes pain and discomfort with neck movement. Causes vary, and include muscle strains, ...Read more


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