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Doctor insights on: I Keep Seeing Jagged Flashes Of Lightning Bolts That Shimmer Around An Object Followed By An Intense Headache Are These Hallucinations

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I keep seeing jagged flashes of lightning bolts that shimmer around an object followed by an intense headache. Are these hallucinations?

I keep seeing jagged flashes of lightning bolts that shimmer around an object followed by an intense headache. Are these hallucinations?

No: These are not hallucinations and you need to be seen by a doctor. Seeing lightning bolts can mean there is eye problem like a torn retina or neurologic problem like a migraine. If you are pregnant, visual changes associated with a headache can indicate a serious complication called pre eclampsia. If you have these symptoms it is very important you see a doctor for further evaluation. ...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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Can pre-eriods cause panic attacks? it's the second time I've had an intense headache followed by panic attacks and it's always when my boobs hurt et

Can pre-eriods cause  panic attacks? it's the second time I've had an intense headache followed by panic attacks and it's always when my boobs hurt et

Panic attacks can be: triggered by many things, even hormonal shifts from period or blood sugar changes. Please see your doc to make sure all is well then a mental health professional for treatment of panic attacks. Peace and god health. ...Read more

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Bf got headache at 6. Said it felt like "sumthing crawling in head" had chills n body aches n it hurt to close 1 eye. Woke up seeing things. Is he ok?

Bf got  headache at 6. Said it felt like "sumthing crawling in head" had chills n body aches n it hurt to close 1 eye. Woke up seeing things. Is he ok?

He sounds sick: Your bf may have some sort of virus, there are a whole bunch or bad viruses around this time of year. However, he is delusional (seeing things) this is a concerning symptom and he should be checked out by his doc or in the er. ...Read more

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12yr old daughter complaining of popping in head followed by intense headache on left side of head. Happened 3x this week but never before. Ideas?

12yr old daughter complaining of popping in head followed by intense headache on left side of head. Happened 3x this week but never before. Ideas?

Headache: Intense headache has to be evaluated. Headache has many causes , she need to be checked by her doctor & if persistent a neuro consult is recommended. She can try tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for now but please see her doctor. I hope she feel better soon. ...Read more

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I accidentally slept in a room filled with spilled perfume. I had hallucinations and still have a headache. What do I do? Is it dangerous?

I accidentally slept in a room filled with spilled perfume. I had hallucinations and still have a headache. What do I do? Is it dangerous?

Perhaps a migraine: Strong aromas such as perfume, may trigger a headache, but the hallucinations may represent an additional problem not usually associated with migraines. Doubt this will eventuate in lasting problems, but due to the complexities, please contact a physician and get this all checked out. ...Read more

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Can meditation cause a relapse (headaches or hallucinations), with or without being on medication?

Can meditation cause a relapse (headaches or hallucinations), with or without being on medication?

Meditation mental : Meditation can help in many cases to resolve depression or other mental problems. Many of my patients did get off medications while many need to continue both modalities. Talk to your doctor to be sure and safe. Meditation = self hypnotism, and can be very powerful depending on how well you were trained in it. Avoid to make decisions without your doc's advice. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Hallucinations (Definition)

Hallucinations involve sensing things while awake that appear to be real, but instead have been ...Read more


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