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What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped.  Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

Headaches : Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. With your past history of diabetes and high blood pressure, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a complete evaluation as soon as possible. You doctor will take a thorough history and do a neurological evaluation to try and find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some of the questions they may ask you such as: - when did it start? - how often do they happen? - are they getting more frequent or more painful? - how long do they last? - what does the headache feel like and can you point to it? - does it occur around the same time at night or does it ever happen during the day? - what other symptoms do you have and when do they occur in regards to the headache? - have you had any big life changes? - how is your lifestyle? Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising? - are you taking any medications? Do you drink caffeine and how much? Answering these questions may help your doctor figure out what is causing your headaches, whether it is a serious problem or not, and how to help you. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Why would i be do shaky and light headed with high blood pressure?

Why would i be do shaky and light headed with high blood pressure?

How high: Hard to say. How high is the bp? When did you start labetalol? Maybe the BP came down too fast already? Did you get dehydrated in the heat? ...Read more

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I was 232 pounds lost 40 I am on high blood pressure meds olmetec plus 20/12.5 feeling light headed am i being over medicated?

I was 232 pounds lost 40 I am on high blood pressure meds olmetec plus 20/12.5 feeling light headed am i being over medicated?

Possibly: Congratulations on the loss of weight. Excess weight is a contributor to elevated blood pressure. If you have lost this much, you might indeed be overmedicated. Hopefully you are being followed closely with your family doctor during this interval - and also have an exercise program going on. ...Read more

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I am 40 years old and I have high blood pressure yesterday I was mowing grass and got light headed and felt like I was passing out I have since taking my med I take lisinaprill sytoms still persist?

I am 40 years old and I have high blood pressure yesterday I was mowing grass and got light headed and felt like I was passing out I have since taking my med I take lisinaprill sytoms still persist?

Drink Water!: You may be experiencing dehydration. This can be made worse when on BP meds. Also, if this is a new dose change, you may require a medication adjustment. You should talk about this with your doctor. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I been having complications with asthma and light headed. My blood pressure was 98/44 is that to low. I'm 35 yrs old. Father died hypertension last yr?

I been having complications with asthma and light headed. My blood pressure was 98/44 is that to low. I'm 35 yrs old. Father died hypertension last yr?

Low BP: I think you are light headed from a low blood pressure. Check with your provider in regards of your asthma medications and effect on the BP. Your family history of hypertension is a risk, but not necessary you will have it. ...Read more

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I am suffering from dizziness and dr said it is head congestion. My cold is better but dizziness persists. I suffer from high blood pressure?

I am suffering from dizziness and dr said it is head congestion.  My cold is better but dizziness persists. I suffer from high blood pressure?

Dizziness vs vertigo: Depends on what you call vertigo. Is it sensation of "spinning" related to head position change or is it lightheadedness. Does it start upon standing up? The causes of dizziness are multiple. Of course your blood pressure has to be checked, by evaluation by neurologist is necessary especially if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I'm 49 yrs old and for the pass two days been feeling light headed, shortness of breath and hot flashes. I also have high blood pressure.

I'm 49 yrs old and for the pass two days been feeling light headed, shortness of breath and hot flashes. I also have high blood pressure.

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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I have low blood pressure, high pulse, dizzyness, light headed, chest pain and i pass out. What could be wrong? Doctors haven't been able to help me

I have low blood pressure, high pulse, dizzyness, light headed, chest pain and i pass out. What could be wrong? Doctors haven't been able to help me

Vapors: Many possibilities: diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, hemorrhage from any cause (eg from heavy menses), addison's disease, interstitial nephritis, ingestion of various medicines or drugs, cardiac arrhythmia, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, pulmonary embolism, cardiac tamponade, infection from any cause with fever, and on and on. You need an internal medicine evaluation. ...Read more

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How to treat dizziness from high blood pressure?

How to treat dizziness from high blood pressure?

Control it: Keep working on controlling it, but also realize that too sudden a drop can cause more dizziness. If your symptoms have changed suddenly please report it to your doc. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Berry
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more