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Sudden severe headache? Worst ever.

Sudden severe headache? Worst ever.

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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I am experiencing headache (worst ever), finger numbness and arm weakness. The following also describe me: Numbness or tingling, Finger tingling, ...

I am experiencing  headache (worst ever), finger numbness and arm weakness. The following also describe me: Numbness or tingling, Finger tingling, ...

Worst ever headache: Anytime someone complains of their "worst ever headache" it requires an evaluation in the emergency room. There are many reasons that someone can have headaches, but some of them can be very severe. Go right away. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Headache is worst ever and too scared to tell my boss. Should I take any tablets?

Headache is worst ever and too scared to tell my boss. Should I take any tablets?

Go to the ER: The description "worst headache ever" often goes with a subarachnoid bleed, which is potentially fatal. This requires going to the er right now to rule this out with a ct scan. Just tell your boss you need to go to the er and go! ...Read more

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Woke up with the worst headache ever. What can I take for this?

Woke up with the worst headache ever. What can I take for this?

URGENT ER EVAL: WORST HEADACHE EVER DEMANDS URGENT EVALUATION. EXAM/ LABS /CT/MRI/MRA . YOU NEED TO BE EVALUATED FOR ANEURYSM /AVM//STROKE. URGENT ER EVALUATION ...Read more

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Will they make me get tested for meningitis if I complain of worst headache ever?

Will they make me get tested for meningitis if I complain of worst headache ever?

Headache: The "worst headache ever" potentially could be due to a ruptured aneurysm or other serious intracranial pathology. Evaluation involves scanning (mri, ct) of the brain. Also, lumbar puncture may be recommended to rule out meningitis or bleeding. Hopefully you are just having a migraine. Of course, immediate evaluation is necessary for your complaint! ...Read more

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Can my worst headache ever be bacterial menigitis?

Can my worst headache ever be bacterial menigitis?

Yes: There are many reasons for you to have your worst headache. Meningitis is usually accompanied by other symptoms such as stiff neck, fever, altered mental status. ...Read more

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Worst headache ever, as well as feeling as if about to faint. Could this be due to ocular miagrane?

Worst headache ever, as well as feeling as if about to faint. Could this be due to ocular miagrane?

Migraine: The likely cause is a migraine. However, when people report 'the worst headache ever', we need to take a careful history to ascertain whether you could be at risk for something more serious like a brain aneurysm (especially if it began suddenly). However, the vast majority of people with 'the worst headache ever' DO NOT have aneurysms. Seeing your doctor for a proper assessment would be sensible. ...Read more

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Went to the ER worst headache ever and blurry eyes got prescribed topimax how long till its effective?

Went to the ER worst headache ever and blurry eyes got prescribed topimax how long till its effective?

Headache: It's hard to tell how long it may take before topamax (topiramate) will be effective. It works for migraine headaches but not for other types. It's a prophylactic medication and if you don't have frequent headaches (more than 3x/week), it may not be quite an option for you. ...Read more

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I woke up with the absolute worst headache ever. And it feels like it's affecting my eyebrow/eyeball area. What can it be ?

I woke up with the absolute worst headache ever. And it feels like it's affecting my eyebrow/eyeball area. What can it be ?

See MD: If this is new for you, and you describe the headache as "worst ever", you should see an MD or ER now to make sure it's safe. ...Read more

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This headache is the worst headache i ever feel. frequently happen which are everyday, pain at all sides of head, dizziness, faint, neck stiffness.

This headache is the worst headache i ever feel. frequently happen which are everyday, pain at all sides of head, dizziness, faint, neck stiffness.

ER-NOW!: or call 911, informing them that this is" the worst headache you have ever had". Your symptoms are dangerous and require immediate and urgent medical evaluation.The neck stiffness is ominous- call now! ...Read more

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Having fluctuations in pressure and i go from severely lightheaded to worst headache ever doc says shunt is fine what else would cause it ?

Having fluctuations in pressure and i go from severely lightheaded to worst headache ever doc says shunt is fine what else would cause it ?

Which pressure?: Is this your blood pressure or the pressure sensation in your head? If it was your blood pressure, it would be related to your nerves, but not the shunt. If it is pressure in your head, it could be the sensation of pressure, or it could be related to the shunt still. Hard to know without measurements. ...Read more

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Woke up from severe pounding headache pain several times. Worst headache ever this morning. Better w/ excedrin but still dizzy and out of it. Call dr?

Woke up from severe pounding headache pain several times. Worst headache ever this morning. Better w/ excedrin but still dizzy and out of it. Call dr?

Yes call the doctor.: Please call your doctor right away or go to the emergency room as you need to have a serious condition that needs to be ruled out or be treated. ...Read more

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What is this headache? For the past four days have been having the worst headaches ever. I have a rash on my chest and i had a slight fever the other day. Today, the fourth day, i still have a headache but it has moved to my neck. The front of my neck hur

What is this headache? For the past four days have been having the worst headaches ever. I have a rash on my chest and i had a slight fever the other day. Today, the fourth day, i still have a headache but it has moved to my neck. The front of my neck hur

The : The fact that you have a headache and stiff neck are worrisome. If a fever is present then it is really concerning. Meningitis, stroke, possible head trauma (soft spot?) are all possibilities that need to be ruled out. By the date of this post a week has passed. Did you seek care? If not, and you still have symptoms you should seek medical attention right away. ...Read more

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Day 2 of taking doxycycline for a UTI and my head feels like its going to explode, worst headache ever, is this typical?

Day 2 of taking doxycycline for a UTI and my head feels like its going to explode, worst headache ever, is this typical?

Could be yes or no: Headaches are multifactorial. Could be dehydration so drink plenty of fluids. Could be the doxy. Could be many other reasons. Never knew doxy to be a great treatment for most garden-variety utis, however. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks pregnant and wake up in the midle of the night with the worst headaches ever. Is it seriouse or not? I also have high blood pressure.

I am 11 weeks pregnant and wake up in the midle of the night with the worst headaches ever. Is it seriouse or not? I also have high blood pressure.

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. You should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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If blood work is normal but still have stiff neck and worst headache ever could it still be meningitis. ER doctor said neg. for flu.

If blood work is normal but still have stiff neck and worst headache ever could it still be meningitis.  ER doctor said neg. for flu.

Yes: Most meningitis that's seen is viral and can be relieved with a spinal tap. Because of the severity of your symptoms you may need another evaluation and a scan to eliminate intra-cranial bleeding. Get checked again! ...Read more

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Last nite i woke up with the worst headache ever my eye lids and forehead were very warm to touch but temp was normal main pain in eyes & parental lob?

Last nite i woke up with the worst headache ever my eye lids and forehead were very warm to touch but temp was normal main pain in eyes & parental lob?

See a doctor.: If the condition still persists, see a primary care dorctor or er. The worst headache of your life needs evaluation. Many possibilities to what it could be. Cellulitis (infection of the skin and tissues underneath. Possibly allergies, orbital inflamatory psuedotumor, ect. ...Read more