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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?

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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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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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?

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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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Don't change positions quickly
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Avoid driving while you have symptoms
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Wear shoes without heels
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Avoid rapid head movements
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Ask for help walking if you are unsteady on your feet
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Keep carefull track of all associated symptoms
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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?

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. ...Read more

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Vertigo (Definition)

A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more

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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

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