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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Why  do I have this strong headaches when I stand up?

Why  do I have this strong headaches when I stand up?

Must find out why.: New onset of headaches, no matter what the characteristics, or change in the pattern of ha that have become chronic, or persistent/recurrent headaches that have never been evaluated by a primary care soc or neurologist, must be worked up. Suggest finding a good internist and have a thorough check-up. ...Read more

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Why do I get a huge headache when I stand up? I have tried getting up much slower in stages but nothing works. Can last 10mins-1hr sometimes more.

Why do I get a huge headache when I stand up? I have tried getting up much slower in stages but nothing works. Can last 10mins-1hr sometimes more.

Headache w standing: A headache that occurs with standing but improves with lying down may be related to intracranial hypotension, which is caused by a CSF leak. This does not confirm the diagnosis, but this condition is often treated quite differently from other headaches. Has there been any trauma? Does the headache improve with lying down? You will want to see a doctor for this if so. ...Read more

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Why am i getting headaches when i stand up? Left front of my head symptoms one day old.

Why am i getting headaches when i stand up? Left front of my head symptoms one day old.

Other symptoms?: Hi one day of headaches when standing could be part of a cold, sinus infection, or allergies have you hit your head or strained your neck? Is your vision okay/normal? Do you have a history of headaches? I am assuming you don't have fevers, vomiting, dizziness, head pain with laying down, vision changes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get throbbing headaches when you stand up after sitting for a long time?

Is it normal to get throbbing headaches when you stand up after sitting for a long time?

Throbbing Headache!!: No. The simple answer is no. Thus this symptom or repeated episodes of pain need to be investigated. I would look at blood pressure, other concurrent symptoms, fever, dehydration, blood sugars and these common clues to point to the cause of your troubles. But, you do not need to continue to suffer. Please get to a good health care provider and find a root cause for your troubles. ...Read more

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Since Xmas day headache when I stand up I feel like I've been on a spinning chair really giddy tired all the time my eyes are burning and have been sick and some time when I speak can't get my words out or forget things for got the cats name this morning?

Since Xmas day headache when I stand up I feel like I've been on a spinning chair really giddy tired all the time my eyes are burning and have been sick and some time when I speak can't get my words out or forget things for got the cats name this morning?

I don't like it.: I wasn't that worried until you started describing the forgetfulness and trouble producing words in speech. This, along with the spinning feeling and headache, could be describing a brain event, such as a hypertensive-type stroke or hemorrhage. You need to be seen in an Emergency Department immediately. Your symptoms have me very concerned. Please go to ED right now!! ...Read more