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If you get headaches all the time is that a sigh of anything?

If you get headaches all the time is that a sigh of anything?

Possible: Any time headaches are not easily relieved by over the counter meds, it is a good time to see your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a lot of migraines when you first get them?

Is it normal to get a lot of migraines when you first get them?

Not uncommon: Particularly if you have not been given effective medication yet, will seem that way, even if not more frequent. Work w/your dr to find medication that works well for you +/- a preventive medication. ...Read more

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Is it possible that feeling tired all the time have anything to do with a blocked artery?

Is it possible that feeling tired all the time have anything to do with a blocked artery?

Blocked where?: Vascular disease per se causes ischemia, low-flow to whatever its perfusing. If you have hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes and smoke, these all collude together to occlude arteries, everywhere--it's only a matter of degrees. Yet global fatigue per se is not diagnostic of vascular disease. Clinical depression causes fatigue and burn-out without effecting the vascular tree. ...Read more

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Once you get acne, do you have it for the rest of your life? Is that true?

Once you get acne, do you have it for the rest of your life? Is that true?

No: Most people stop having acne a few years after adolescence. If at 41 you still have it, see a dermatologist. If it is severe, he/she can prescribe drugs to treat it which can be dramatically successful. One such is retinoic acid ('retin a'). Ask your doctor for a referral. ...Read more

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When I get a headache. I see things that ain't there and they are moving. Is that because of the headache?

When I get a headache. I see things that ain't there and they  are moving.  Is that because of the headache?

Are they sparkly?: If so, you have migraine headaches and this is what is called an aura. Not dangerous at your age, but they do make the diagnosis pretty clear. See my checklist on managing migraines at https://www.healthtap.com/expert/tips ...Read more

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Is there a weird compulsion that causes you to over eat all the time?

Is there a weird compulsion that causes you to over eat all the time?

Sure!: Overeating can be a compulsion. People overeat because of an emotional emptiness that they are trying to fill or because of stress. Reaching for food is a common reaction to stress and can become a habit. ...Read more

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There is this thing called the "pregnancy scare" where you have all of the symptoms but your not pregnant . Is this true? And how long does it last?

There is this thing called the "pregnancy scare" where you have all of the symptoms but your not pregnant . Is this true? And how long does it last?

Pseudocyesis: The endocrine system tricks the body into appearing pregnant and the mind into perhaps believing the person is pregnant. Even men can get it. Queen mary of england suffered from this for months with tragic results. If this is happened to you, you have my sympathy; your physician will be able to help you, and it will not prevent you from eventually being a real mother. ...Read more

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What is happening in your body when you have a hangover?

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What is happening in your body when you have a hangover?

Hangover: In the morning after a night of heavy alcohol consumption, the after-effects on your body are; sugar levels drop, there is acetaldehyde intoxication, dehydration, and your liver cannot get rid of toxins, all of which attribute to hangover effects. ...Read more

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What is the worst that can happen if you don't sleep enough?

What is the worst that can happen if you don't sleep enough?

Worst? psychosis: possibly. Short term effects can include feeling tired, irritability, decreased attention & forgetfulness. It can impact one's immune system & mental health. Over time it can contribute to increased blood pressure, heart disease, stress & mental health illnesses. ...Read more

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Is it possible to suffocate if you have a lot of phlegm that you can not cough up?

Is it possible to suffocate if you have a lot of phlegm that you can not cough up?

Yes: Technically, yes. In people who are intubated (having a tube in their throat) and cannot cough effectively, excessive secretions are suctioned via a special device. If you have normal lung function, you should be able to cough up, unless you are terminally weak or a small child who cannot do it because he doesn't know how. ...Read more

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If you have autonomic dysfunction can it effect you not getting better quickly the more I think of this maybe that the reason I'm not feeling good?

If you have autonomic dysfunction can it effect you not getting better quickly the more I think of this maybe that the reason I'm not feeling good?

P.O.T.S. : 33 yo female bemoans chronic ill feeling, "autonomic dysfunction, syncope & collapse" & might have underlying joint hypermobility (see Brighton Criteria), which can underlie Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, and a symptom that can be associated with Fibromyalgia. Mitral valve prolapse needs to be ruled out. Osteopathic & Rheumatologic evaluations might be helpful. ...Read more

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What is it about a lack of sleep that would make you feel so terrible?

What is it about a lack of sleep that would make you feel so terrible?

Lack of sleep: A lack of sleep does not allow your brain to reset and re-energize. It prevents deeper stages of sleep from occurring, stages that are important for memory consolidation and focus. Thus, you wake up the next day much less refreshed than normal. ...Read more

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I know that if you drink something that's cold for a period of time you get a brain freeze. But why?

I know that if you drink something that's cold for a period of time you get a brain freeze. But why?

Brain freeze: The sudden temp change stimulates nerves on the roof of your mouth to dilate blood vessels, in an attempt to bring warm blood to the area, but also triggers pain receptors, which release pain-causing prostaglandins, increase sensitivity to further pain, and produce inflammation while sending signals through the trigeminal nerve, and the brain interprets the pain signal as coming from the forehead. ...Read more

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Is it normal to find a tight knot on the side of one breast but not the other when you are about a week or so to your period?No other period symptoms.

Is it normal to find a tight knot on the side of one breast but not the other when you are about a week or so to your period?No other period symptoms.

Not unusual.: Hormones that control your periods also affect your breasts. If it feels like a definite lump but fluctuates routinely with your periods, it could be a benign condition such as a fibroadenoma or ectopic breast tissue. Based on your age and the fluctuation, this is probably benign. If it gets bigger, doesn't change with periods or if you have a family history of cancer, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a person to be extremely tired all of the time no matter how much sleep you get?

What causes a person to be extremely tired all of the time no matter how much sleep you get?

Sleep problem: Very common in people with any primary sleep problem. Specifically very common is chronic insufficent sleep and sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Why might it be that someone get a headache every time they exercise?

Why might it be that someone get a headache every time they exercise?

Possible reasons: 1 possible reason for exercise headaches is dilatation of blood vessels inside the skull. Specific causes for 2nd exercise headaches may include: sinus infection, tumors, obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid, blood vessel abnormalities & v blood flow. Recommend medical evaluation if you have headaches during or after exercise. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of someone getting a feeling like, the only way I can describe it is like there's too much to look at.

Have you ever heard of someone getting a feeling like, the only way I can describe it is like there's too much to look at.

Need more info: General symptom that could mean many things: visual overload, general over-stimulation, poor concentration, fatigue due to eye problem etc. Please be more specific and resubmit so we can better respond. ...Read more