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I have a severe insomnia and headache. What should I do ? Thanks.

I have a severe insomnia and headache. What should I do ? Thanks.

Start with a good GP: Sleep disorders are among the most common, the most significant, most under-treated of medical conditions in america today. Headache may be anything from a symptom of stress, muscle tension, poor sleep habit to a brain tumor. If this is scaring you: good. You need a thorough general medical check-up, complete blood work, and then appropriate referrals. You will not be able to do this alone. ...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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27 years old, severe insomnia, memory loss for 3 months- now headache- Do I have fatal insomnia?

27 years old, severe insomnia, memory loss for 3 months- now headache- Do I have fatal insomnia?

Likely not: You are young and it is a rapidly progressive disease and in 3 months you would likely have other symptoms such as inattention, confusion, hallucinations, ataxia, myoclonus, and others. It often starts in midlife though there is a range. If you are really concerned, please see your neurologist for a thorough evaluation and workup of your memory loss, which is common with poor sleep. ...Read more

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Can concussion symptoms manifest several days after the initial head injury? Nothing happened initially, but now have severe headache/insomnia/vomitin

Can concussion symptoms manifest several days after the initial head injury? Nothing happened initially, but now have severe headache/insomnia/vomitin

Concussion: Some symptoms can be immediate and some concussion symptoms manifest over time. You need to see your doctor ASAP for diagnosis and treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with hiatus hernia. On meds. But keep getting bad bouts sickness, severe headaches, major acid reflux and insomnia. Wat else can i do?

Been diagnosed with hiatus hernia. On meds. But keep getting bad bouts sickness, severe headaches, major acid reflux and insomnia. Wat else can i do?

Elevate bed : elevate the head of the bed and abound eating at least two hours before going to bed. Also make sure nothing else is wrong and causing your symptoms. Not sure why the headache. Is the hernia very large? ...Read more

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I have sore scalps, my tongue and throat are always sore, and i keep severe headaches, insomnia, and I have suicdal thoughts?

I have sore scalps, my tongue and throat are always sore, and i keep severe headaches, insomnia, and I have suicdal thoughts?

See your doctor: You sound very uncomfortable, and the suicidal thoughts are red alerts that all is not well with you. Please see your physician for an evaluation. Many things could be going on -- including depression. There is good help available for this, and your other symptoms need investigation too. You can feel better. ...Read more

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Do I have pmdd? I have periods of tiredness, yet insomnia, severe pain, and headaches, loneliness, anxiety, no energy, and difficulty going to school and work before my period. I get depressed. But I do not have depression on a daily basis other than then

Do I have pmdd? I have periods of tiredness, yet insomnia, severe pain, and headaches, loneliness, anxiety, no energy, and difficulty going to school and work before my period. I get depressed. But I do not have depression on a daily basis other than then

It : It is possible you are suffering from premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Your gynecologist will be able to obtain a more detailed history and timeline of your symptoms so as to make the diagnosis. There are treatment options available. One being birth control, another being anti-depressants which are taken half the month. For this your gyn may want you to see a psychiatrist. Please follow up with your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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Increasing headaches, ab pain, lower back pain, insomnia, black-green throat discharge, skin crawling, rashes, stool neg parasites, severe weight loss?

Increasing headaches, ab pain, lower back pain, insomnia, black-green throat discharge, skin crawling, rashes, stool neg parasites, severe weight loss?

Mindy: Mindy. You need to have a good workup because there are too many thins wrong for an internet answer. If this is chronic also rule out fungal sinusitis and check your immune system. ...Read more

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Recently, I'm having trouble sleeping at night because of severe headaches that start usually after 10 pm. What may be the reason?

Recently, I'm having trouble sleeping at night because of severe headaches that start usually after 10 pm. What may be the reason?

Hard to be sure: Try keeping a chart of evening food/drink/activity intake with details to target possible causes. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, keep well hydrated. See a physician to rule out diseases of all sorts. Sleep hygiene can be a problem & you'll find good tips here & elsewhere online. Do get help since quality sleep is really important to maintain general well being. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Severe COPD patient, now developed hand tremors. Trouble sleeping, when does sleep not feel refreshed. Frequent headaches. Poss cause? Linked 2 copd?

Severe COPD patient, now developed hand tremors. Trouble sleeping, when does sleep not feel refreshed. Frequent headaches.  Poss cause? Linked 2 copd?

Med induced: Beta agonist therapy in inhaled therapy may induce tremors. Also severity of COPD can also contribute with associated muscle loss. Sleep is unrefreshed probably by sleep apnea which is fairly common in copd. A sleep study and treatment with CPAP or bipap may help. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more