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If I don't eat something every 2 to 3 hours a day I get a headache and feel tired. Is this normal or should I be concerned?

If I don't eat something every 2 to 3 hours a day I get a headache and feel tired. Is this normal or should I be concerned?

See your doctor: Disturbances in homeostasis can cause headaches. Such as low blood sugar or high blood pressure. Most headaches not serious. However, first your doctor will determine what type of headache you have. Headaches have many causes I suggest you see your physician and discuss a plan to determine the cause. Your doctor might order imaging of brain and optic nerve exam to rule out serious conditions. ...Read more

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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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Should I be concerned about hiv? About a year and nine months ago I had vaginal intercourse with a female on three different occasions without protection. I got a skin rash that lasted for about two weeks and felt tired kind of like a sinus headache. I go

Should I be concerned about hiv? About a year and nine months ago I had vaginal intercourse with a female on three different occasions without protection. I got a skin rash that lasted for about two weeks and felt tired kind of like a sinus headache. I go

You: You should be ok as far as the HIV goes....But other std's need to be ruled out. Your presentation is rather atypical for it...But syphilis needs to be checked. Virus titres for CMV and ebv need to be checked as well (a chronic fatigue type presentation). Hepatitis c should not be overlooked either. It would be wise to do general chemistries, liver panels and CBC to rule out other potential problems. ...Read more

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Being sick every time I eat, sore breasts, weeing more often, tired, emotional, headache, , piles. Am I pregnant? Not normal period due tommrow

Being sick every time I eat, sore breasts, weeing more often, tired, emotional, headache, , piles. Am I pregnant? Not normal period due tommrow

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I have been getting a headache every night for the past week, and I'm really tired all day even if I get enough sleep. Any advice for stopping this?

I have been getting a headache every night for the past week, and I'm really tired all day even if I get enough sleep. Any advice for stopping this?

Would love to help: But-- your age prevents my giving specific medical advice to you (usual age of emancipation in most states= 18 years). However, would your parents or guardian be willing to send me the questions on your behalf because I can answer them instead? I'm sorry to see you're on DILAUDID. I think that's really pretty hard core medication. Write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I am dizzy, got bruises out of nowhere, I get tired when I've slept a normal amount of hours, got headaches, feel depressed, am cold all the time.?

I am dizzy, got bruises out of nowhere, I get tired when I've slept a normal amount of hours, got headaches, feel depressed, am cold all the time.?

Many symptoms: You have many symptoms that are unexplained, and which you're asking about. Sounds like you need to see your physician for an evaluation and workup. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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After smoking I get very bad headaches, dizziness, my legs start to shake and I get very tired. Is this normal?

After smoking I get very bad headaches, dizziness, my legs start to shake and I get very tired. Is this normal?

A message: Your body is telling you that the toxins in the smoke are harmful. Your body reject s them in the only way possible, by giving you unpleasant symptoms. This is a terrific time to quit this dangerous activity. ...Read more

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I had sepsis 2 months ago. I still get daily headaches and fatigue. I've also noticed my vision has gotten worse. Should I be concerned about it returning?

I had sepsis 2 months ago. I still get daily headaches and fatigue. I've also noticed my vision has gotten worse. Should I be concerned about it returning?

None: With your vision getting worse, you may need new eyeglasses. I recommend that you see the eye doctor this week. The daily headaches could be caused by straining to see things, watching TV, reading, texting, social media. The fatigue could be from anemia. blood test - complete blood count with differential would be helpful. A diary of headaches (location, duration, when, sensitivity to light) ...Read more

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If I have a headache I get so tired my whole body aches and just doesn't want to move. Is this normal?

If I have a headache I get so tired my whole body aches and just doesn't want to move. Is this normal?

Doesn't sound normal: I think you should see your doctor to have an evaluation of your headaches. They could have a serious cause that only an examination and appropriate tests can elucidate. Please see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I've been getting bad headaches every night the last week very nauseous when I get them. I'm constantly tired and don't wanna do anything.

I've been getting bad headaches every night the last week very nauseous when I get them. I'm constantly tired and don't wanna do anything.

Neurologist: These may be cluster or migraine headaches or muscle contraction, tension type headaches. I recommend that you get evaluated by a neurologist for diagnosis and treatment. He/she will order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Why does my chest hurt every time I yawn and I get headaches and feel tired and hungry?

Why does my chest hurt every time I yawn and I get headaches and feel tired and hungry?

See below: It is hard to say about your chest and yawning, but people get headaches when they are hungry as it could be a sign of blood sugar dropping. ...Read more

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After I drink or eat something with sugar (soda, cookies, etc) about 15 -30 mins later I get fatigue, headache, hearth palps, and no energy.

After I drink or eat something with sugar (soda, cookies, etc) about 15 -30 mins later I get fatigue, headache, hearth palps, and no energy.

Don't eat sugar: You're describing reactive hypoglycemia - Sugar is a causes an abrupt oupouring Insulin that causes you blood sugar to drop precipitously, causing your symptoms, that gradually corrects over the next couple of hours. A 5 hour glucose tolerance test can prove it. Eat high protein, low sugar meals to avoid it. Have an egg, not a donut! ...Read more

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I weigh 33kg. I eat on time but I seem to get thinner. I feel tired all the time and I have headaches and chest pains and stomachaches.

I weigh 33kg. I eat on time but I seem to get thinner. I feel tired all the time and I have headaches and chest pains and stomachaches.

Major Depression: Thank You for expressing your concerns about your Health.
“headaches, chest pains and stomachaches” are due to stress causing Anxiety.
Weight of 33kg and “seem to get thinner” is likely due to Depression or a medical condition.
See Physician for Diagnosis of low weight and Treatment
See Psychiatrist for Anxiety and Depression; medication, Therapy for stresses of traumatic experiences relationships ...Read more

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Get shakes, not diabetic, happen sometimes b4 or after eat, .comes from inside, feel tired, light headed. Causes? Now headache

Get shakes, not diabetic, happen sometimes b4 or after eat, .comes from inside, feel tired, light headed. Causes? Now headache

Feeling shaky: After a meal can occur with reactive hypoglycemia. I 3 hour glucose tolerance test should be able to rule this in or out. If this test does not disclose the underlying problem you need to expand the work up (thyroid disorders, gluten sensitivity, other food allergies etc) ...Read more

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I had sex two days after my period ended. It was unprotected, but he pulled out. It's been three weeks since then and I have been experiencing cramping (I do not usually cramp during my period), tender breasts, fatigue, headaches, and nausea. I took a hom

I had sex two days after my period ended. It was unprotected, but he pulled out. It's been three weeks since then and I have been experiencing cramping (I do not usually cramp during my period), tender breasts, fatigue, headaches, and nausea. I took a hom

Repeat the test: You ran out of characters before completing your question but any time you have unprotected intercourse (and withdrawal is essentially unprotected) you could be pregnant. If the home pregnancy test was negative and your period still hasn't started, repeat the test in 3-5 days. If it is still negative see your doctor for an evaluation and to start a reliable method of contraception.Hope this helps ...Read more

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I have been getting sick every 2-3 weeks, this is my third time. It starts off with a headache, then I get body aches, chills, fatigue, why?

I have been getting sick every 2-3 weeks, this is my third time. It starts off with a headache, then I get body aches, chills, fatigue, why?

See a doctor: Make a list of each and every one of your symptoms and the sequence and timing in which they occurred. The next time you become ill take this with you to your family doctor and let them examine and test you. There is no way to do this over the internet. Public answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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Headaches for three days straight, vomiting for about two weeks on and off, my period was only 2dys (usually is 4/5) bloated and tired. What can it be?

Headaches for three days straight, vomiting for about two weeks on and off, my period was only 2dys (usually is 4/5) bloated and tired. What can it be?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy is a possibility if you have been having unprotected sex and your period was abnormal. Check a pregnancy test to know for sure. You could also have a gastrointestinal problem causing bloating and vomiting. Viral infections often make you tired and can cause headaches. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I fell in the shower two days ago and my head hit the wall. I have headache, nausea, double vision sometimes and I get tired easily. Should I be worried? I have already had anaspirin.

I fell in the shower two days ago and my head hit the wall. I have headache, nausea, double vision sometimes and I get tired easily. Should I be worried? I have already had anaspirin.

Emergency treatment: This is a likely a surgical emergency. If it is an acute subdural hematoma as it appears, then this is even more likely with the aspirin. Don't spend any more time reading this; get to an emergency room now! ...Read more

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I decided to stop taking my birth control pills last week the last three days I've been extremely tired and had mild headache. It that normal?

I decided to stop taking my birth control pills last week the last three days I've been extremely tired and had mild headache. It that normal?

Maybe: Any changes in hormones can have the effects you describe. Make sure you stay super well hydrated as #1 cause of headache is dehydration. Also consider other reasons that you could be tired. ...Read more

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Daughter finished tamiflu (oseltamivir) and been fever free for almost two days, but still feels tired and has awful headache. Is this normal? She still contagious?

Daughter finished tamiflu (oseltamivir) and been fever free for almost two days, but still feels tired and has awful headache. Is this normal? She still contagious?

Post viral syndrome: Not uncommunicative to have these symptoms influenza viruses ravage the immune system as do mono etc. Think of it as body is recuperating after the hurricane is over. ...Read more

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Lightheaded weak and tired I don't feel that I get the right amount of iron intake daily I don't eat meat. Could I be anemic awful headaches aswell?

Lightheaded weak and tired I don't feel that I get the right amount of iron intake daily I don't eat meat. Could I be anemic awful headaches aswell?

Weak/Iron: Yes, you could be anemic but your doc will tell you for sure. If that is the case it can be taken care of even if you don't eat meat. A nutritionist can give you guidance. You are especially at risk as a young woman. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex 2 days after last period end. Took BC two days later with new pack, had normal period last week Now tired, bad headaches, cramps. Preg?

Unprotected sex 2 days after last period end. Took BC two days later with new pack, had normal period last week Now tired, bad headaches, cramps. Preg?

Unlikely: If you had a period since last episode of sex, you are not pregnant. You may do a home pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more