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How Can I Find Out The Causes Of My Headake
See your doctor: There are many causes to headaches. Some are more serious and most are not so serious. Because an examination is a critically important part of making the diagnosis, it is important for one to see their family doctor or internist. They may be able to make the diagnosis after one visit, or they may suggest additional tests or a referral to a neurologist. Either way, start with your doctor. ...Read more
Question: To find out the cause of your symptoms you have to go see and Dr. and be evaluated. ...Read more
I would start with: Your primary care physician. He or she will evaluate and determine if assessment by a neurologist is indicated. ...Read more
Get checked out: A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary. Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a numbess feeling in my back sometimes and none of my doctors can figure out what it is can you help me?
Neuropathy: Most of the times a vague sensation is not worrisome. Proper diagnosis of the discomfort you describe can sometimes be challenging. A good place to start is a thorough history and maybe blood testing to make sure your vitamin/hormone levels are in the proper range. In a person of your age a primary neuropathic process or problem with your nervous system is less likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Choose good one: Whenever the bad thought comes up tag it to a good idea, hobby, project that brings you joy, etc. Immediately flip your thought channel to this good thought and crowd out the bad ones. Prayer and meditation are ways to pursue this activity. You have the potential to reprogram your mind. ...Read more
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What can be causing my really bad headaches-seen several doctors but can't get to the bottom and how should I deal?
? Headache specialst: Perhaps a specialist is needed? Not every doctor is prepared to diagnose every cause of headache. There are more than 20 different kinds! There are a lot of important questions to sort out which is which. There is an app "Smart Headache" that helps a little. More important- did you see a neurologist, and did they do any testing, like an MRI? Second, did you try any treatments? ...Read more
I get shoulder pain sometimes from sleeping on my side. What kind of tests can I do to figure out if anything is wrong?
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
I've got aching glands on the side of my face under ear and i feel lousy. Any ideas what can cause this and how to get rid of them?
Glandular problem(s): either parotid gland problem or unknown lymphadenopathy. See Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon or ENT specialist ...Read more
Lack of motivation: We appreciate your question, but you've supplied no info about yourself. Investigating causes of lack of motivation requires an in-person evaluation with your physician. Depression is a frequent cause in many people. Also if using marijuana, alcohol, or other substances, you could stop and see how you respond. ...Read more
I have a knot on the back of my head which is causing me to have a migraine, how can I get rid of the knot?
Coughing or drinking: If the hair is causing symptoms like coughing sometimes hard coughing can dislodge and remove it by swallowing or you can drink fluids and see it washes down the esophagus in any case you should not manually try to remove it. If causing major symptoms you must see and ENT specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you help me find out why I have so much mucous in my throat and what it is and how to get rid of it?
Mucous in throat: This could be related to nasal postnasal drainage into the throat or just mucous accumulating in the throat. Issues that can affect this include allergies, non-allergic rhinitis, dehydration-not enough water, drying medications that you may take, or reflux laryngopharyngitis to name a few. Use nasal saline, gargle with salt water, and increase water intake. Try guaifenesin OTC. See ENT for help. ...Read more
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