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Headache That Moves From One Side To Other
This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
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
Possible migraine: Headaches that occur on one side of the head are often migraines. These can be throbbing headaches, associated with nausea, sensitivity to bright light or loud noises, and occasionally flashing lights and visual changes. If this describes your headache, try taking an NSAID (ie. Ibuprofen) as soon as the headache starts to abort it before it gets worse. If this is a frequent problem, see an md. ...Read more
I have headache at one point since 3 days on left side when I touch it, it gain pain too much, if I didn't touch there is no pain, what should I do?
Worried, for years, since starting perimen, have headaches, few bad ones weeks back, sometimes a lot, sometimes not for a month, mostly left side, serious?
Yes - serious.
Please bring it to your doctor's attention - he/she will take your medical history, examine you, and then decide how best to treat you.
Most good doctors really take care of their patients.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
I've been getting headaches on my left side one day and then it will go away and then it will be on my right side. But ive never had headaches like it?
Migraine & Surprises: Most doctors who hear of 'one-sided' headaches (has) immediately think of migraines, which are usually on 1 side & often accompanied by 'auras' - symptoms which precede the onset of pain. Some will think of 'tension' has, but these are ill-defined. A good osteopathic hands-on exam can often elucidate the exact cause of 1-sided (or other) has and lead to specific treatment to relieve them. ...Read more
Things to try: I will give you some things to try but if they do not work see your doctor as soon as possible. Drink 2-3 liters of water daily. Walk for 30 minutes daily. Take a multivitmain daily. Take 1000 mg fish oil supplement daily. Avoid all caffeine, nicotine, alcohol and anti-inflammatory medications. Hold warm compresses to your sinus areas above and below your eyes. Take an antihistamine daily. ...Read more
19day headache, moves to left when on my right side, moves to back when face down. What can cause this?
Similar to past HAs?: Thank you for posting this question. I don't want to alarm you, but since you are asking this question online, I'm assuming that this isn't similar to past headaches you've experienced in the past. In a 54-year-old woman like you, this positional description deserves a full evaluation, and you may need testing. Please let your doctor know about this headache. Good luck! ...Read more
I suffer frm headaches once a month in one side of my head. And feel nauses whenever try to have any medicne.?
Can you be seen: By your doctor? Could be migraines and if once a month may be related to periods. If medicine bothers you, consider seeing an acupuncturist and/or a homeopathic practitioner. Both of those modalities have a lot to offer. Acupuncture can balance hormones and potentially reduce/abort your headaches if they are hormonally related. ...Read more
Constant 19 day headache, laying on right side it moves to left, laying face down moves to back. What can cause this?
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
After a one week cold, I still have a headache. Its mostly on the top of my head near the back on the left side. Going on for a week.?
Have pcp: Ck your sinuses first, if neg. Then further testing. ...Read more
I've never had headaches in my life until hitting my head over a yr ago. Now when I do they are pretty bad, days long and one sided. Normal?
Concerning sign: Any headache that is new and persistent, especially when one-sided, and it does not respond to over-the-counter pain relievers, is worth a closer look. The fact that you have had them a year and are still around to talk about is reassuring though. It would be a good idea to get an examination from your primary care provider who can decide what steps should be taken next if no cause is evident. ...Read more
I have sharp pains in one side of my neck and some headaches. I am not sure if the two are related but I am wondering if these symptoms are serious? -
I've a cist at the back side of my neck from last 1 year, I'm having regular headache since last one week, can it be due to the cist? What should I do?
New headaches: New headaches may be a complex issue. A detailed history, exam and supportive diagnostic test will be determined by your physician. Neck problems can cause headaches but it is not clear if your cyst is causing your current symptoms. ...Read more
Migraine management: Migraine prevention is key (avoid aged cheeses, sulfates, chocolate, preservatives, over-ripe fruit, etc). Feverfew is an herb which, if taken daily, has reduced the frequency of migraines in many people. Migraines may be aborted if products like Excedrin are taken at the first sign, and laying in a dark room with ice pack to the head to sleep can also help. ...Read more
Morning headaches: See a dentist that treats migraines and headaches and TMJ issues. Also see your medical doctor. ...Read more
Persistant headaches: Could be a sign of an underlying problem such as a brain tumor or superficial temporal arteritis. But is very non specific. Often the doctors find nothing. So if they go away you probably are ok not to pursue this but if they come back or persist you should see a doctor and get a good neurological exam. ...Read more
Maybe: Aneurysm is possible but migraine is more likely. One is rare (aneurysm) and the other is common (migraine). Both cause unilateral, throbbing headache. If you are female, migraine is more likely, If it cycles with the time of month, migraine is more likely, If light hurts your eyes, migraine is more likely. If there's nausea, = migraine. If this is a brand new symptom, migraine is less likely. ...Read more
See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. ...Read more
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