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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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For two days now, I have a mild-moderate headache only when I violently shake my head up and down. Just nodding or shaking head left to right im fine.

For two days now, I have a mild-moderate headache only when I violently shake my head up and down. Just nodding or shaking head left to right im fine.

Stop violent shaking: Most people will get mild headache if they violently shake their head up an down.

Stop it.

You might have more tension in your neck than the average 18 year old, or maybe some chronic sinus stuff. That could 'tighten you up' so that you could get a headache from violent shaking.

If you're otherwise feeling well, don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Have headaches in back of head for a couple of weeks now and any little bit of shaking of the head or bumpy roads makes it much worse and feel weird?

Have headaches in back of head for a couple of weeks now and any little bit of shaking of the head or bumpy roads makes it much worse and feel weird?

"Weird" not specific: 26 men don't usually have this for two weeks. Bad position in bed or chair? Taking too many vitamins? If getting better, hopefully resolved on its own (Motrin can help speed recovery). If something serious it should be getting worse by now, forcing you to go to the hospital and get evaluated (blood tests, skull films LP, MRI) ...Read more

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36 yo, severe pulsating headache on top/bck of head accompanied by uncontrollable shaking as if cold. Ceased after vomiting. Should I be concerned?

36 yo, severe pulsating headache on top/bck of head accompanied by uncontrollable shaking as if cold. Ceased after vomiting. Should I be concerned?

GO IMMEDIATELY TO ER: You have alarming symptoms. PULSATING HEADACHE, CHILLS AND VOMITING
Any history of ;headaches, trauma, systemic disease, Pregnancy,? New symptoms such as a fever, weakness, vision loss, double vision, or confusion?
Are you taking medications?
It can be any where from life threatening condition, such as meningitis, brain infection, aneurysm, bleeding, mass, etc. Of course it can be migraine, etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get concussion from shaking your own head. After shaking my head I got a bit dizzy, had a mild headache, I also felt a bit nauseous.

Is it possible to get concussion from shaking your own head. After shaking my head I got a bit dizzy, had a mild headache, I also felt a bit nauseous.

Possible? Yes. Likely?: No.Dizziness is caused by head shaking is often accompanied by nausea (kids getting off amusement park rides experience dizziness and vomiting).These symptoms are not from concussion but are from a transient disruption of the ears balance system. You are OK. ...Read more

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Keep getting fuzzy head blurred eyes shaking headache heart racing feel like I'm going to collapse what can this be its worrying me?

Keep getting fuzzy head blurred eyes shaking headache heart racing feel like I'm going to collapse what can this be its worrying me?

See your doctor ASAP: Dizzy spells like this can be due to rapid heartbeats or slow beats or other causes of a sudden drop in blood pressure. Your heart racing could be the cause and your doctor will know how to diagnose and treat it. You should get it checked out before you fall down in the street or, even worse, have a spell while you are driving! ...Read more

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Headache since a week. Rt sided, temple & around eye. Slightly more on shaking head. H/o rt optic nerve astrocytoma operated 18 yrs back. No recurrenc?

Headache since a week. Rt sided, temple & around eye. Slightly more on shaking head. H/o rt optic nerve astrocytoma operated 18 yrs back. No recurrenc?

Get MRI of Brain: The best way to answer if you have a recurrent optic nerve astrocytoma is to get an MRI of Brain with contrast. Headaches is one of the most common presenting symptoms of brain tumor. In someone who has history of brain tumor especially astrocytoma, you are at high risk of recurrence. Please see your primary care physician and get a referral for an MRI and then get a referral to see a neurosurgeon ...Read more

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I have headaches sharp pain in head shaking hand and nausea after eating?

I have headaches sharp pain in head shaking hand and nausea after eating?

Pain and nausea: If this pain is occurring frequently you have two choices:
1: Go to the nearest Emergency facility,
or
2: Contact your primary doctor as soon as you can.

I am confident that the care you are given will make you feel much better. ...Read more

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My symptoms are headaches, nose bleeds, pain in head, dizzy, shaking hands/ fidgety. Why is this happening?

Get a check up: It's not possible to answer your questions on this forum with certainty. Please consult your physician to get a thorough evaluation and later discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I keep getting lip shaking, hands legs shake, I get a buzzing and ringing in my head, I feel little jolts like electric shocks, headaches, can't think, not really here in another world, eyes twitch?

I keep getting lip shaking, hands legs shake, I get a buzzing and ringing in my head, I feel little jolts like electric shocks, headaches, can't think, not really here in another world, eyes twitch?

? Anxiety: Your description sounds like an anxiety-related condition but you should see a regular doctor to rule out more serious causes and to initiate treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause my heart to beat faster, nose get blocked, feel headache, pain in shoulders, hands&legs shaking, sweats?

"Adrenalin": A surge in blood level of Epinephrine or norepinephrine can cause all these symptoms. Assuming you are not abusing stimulant drugs, the statistically most common condition resulting in this condition is a panic attack. Also this may be an exaggerated response to early menopause. See your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have got headache frequently. Sometimes I got shaking and cold without fever. What do I have? Thanks

I have got headache frequently. Sometimes I got shaking and cold without fever. What do I have? Thanks

Not enough info!: How long have you had these symptoms? What other health problems do you have? How bad are the headaches? As you can see, there is not enough information to give you a good answer. But new headaches are always concerning and should be evaluated by your doctor. Or you can consider Healthtap Prime for a 30 minute consult with a doctor by video or text (this is not free but it is reasonably priced ...Read more

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I have fever for 2 days but now it rise to 104f, I'm feeling so cold/shaking/headache, what should I take?

I have fever for 2 days but now it rise to 104f, I'm feeling so cold/shaking/headache, what should I take?

A trip to the ER: If you are having measured fevers to 104f, then should be seen urgently (as in er) for evaluation and diagnosis, as very high fevers can cause their own problems, and tend to be bacterial, so this should be ruled out or antibiotics prescribed. ...Read more

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I am running a slight temperature, (99.2), extreme headache, my body is shaking, and I've been blacking out... Any idea?

Infection: Maybe you have the flu, you should get this checked out, especially since you are blacking out. You may need medication. ...Read more

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Last night when I got home I started shaking, I was nauseated and I had a headache. My heartbeat was fast. What could be causing these symptoms?

Last night when I got home I started shaking, I was nauseated and I had a headache. My heartbeat was fast. What could be causing these symptoms?

Possible: Its tough to tell without a full history and physical. It could be the rate caused your symptoms, its more likely the underlying problem caused the heart to go fast. This is called a reactive tachycardia. Simply put, when the body is "stressed" the heart reacts by increasing it rate. Sounds like maybe you have a viral syndrome like the flu that set thing off. See your family doc. ...Read more

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Ever since I passed out a few days ago I cannot control my temperature, am extremely tired, have headaches and occasional shaking, what could it be?

Ever since I passed out a few days ago I cannot control my temperature, am extremely tired, have headaches and occasional shaking, what could it be?

You may need to be evaluated further.: If you have had a fever higher than 100.5 for more than 1 to 2 days and your other symptoms have persisted also, did you should be evaluated by your family doctor or at least an urgent care clinic. ...Read more

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I take creatine before I do triathlons. Sometimes I start shaking uncontrollably and get horrible headaches after competition. Is this causing damage?

I take creatine before I do triathlons. Sometimes I start shaking uncontrollably and get horrible headaches after competition. Is this causing damage?

Possibly: Creatine requires a large amount of water to properly metabolize. In fla. In 2012 an adolescent died taking creatine when he failed to adequately hydrate. Be very cautious as triathlons are in themselves very dehydrating. ...Read more

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I have been getting headaches and my hands are shaking, are they any way related?

I have been getting headaches and my hands are shaking, are they any way related?

Headaches: Headaches most commonly the proximate result of toxin, pathogen, allergen at one or more of the cranial joints (TM joints, occiput, frontal sinus). Get checked by a neurologist. Rule out the presence of Lyme disease as the cause of shaking hands. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headache, shaking while being warm, constant tiredness; what's wrong with me?

What to do if I have headache, shaking while being warm, constant tiredness; what's wrong with me?

See your doctor!: Hi. Do you have a fever? You could be sick! See your doctor! Could be many things, some more serious, some less serious. May be your thyroid. See your doctor. We can't diagnose you on the internet! Good luck! ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more