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Is It Okay To Take Medication For A Headache While Fasting For Blood Tests
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
I have had headache sins 11of december my doctor has don blood tests and put me on amitriptyline so wot is wrong with me?
Migraine?: Elavil (amitriptyline) is well-known as a medication that can be very effective in the treatment of headaches, especially migraines (but not only). It is important to keep your doctor informed of how you are doing--and feel free to ask him or her any questions you have about your diagnosis and treatment! ...Read more
I am 17yrs old female, hb is 13.5.My nails get blue off & on, all blood tests are normal. What the reason behind nails getting blue? Forever headache?
Blue fingernails: See your doctor to be checked for co poisoning or pulmonary emboli. ...Read more
For 3 weeks, I have sharp pains both sides of my middle abdomen, constant light headaches and lightheadedness. Blood tests "normal", what tests remain?
Nondiagnostic: These varied symptoms are nondiagnostic and a physician will have to evaluate you by taking a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. Perhaps a referral will then be made to certain specialists like a gastroenterologist and neurologist as well. ...Read more
Iv been getting mild to serve headaches constantly everyday I also get dizziness wen I stand up iv ad blood tests done n tested for enemia cum bk clea?
Headaches every single day for over 2 months. Blood tests & MRI all normal. Physio, osteo and chiro can't find any problems. I'm in pain. Help please.
Hi doctor, I was taken blood tests during the weekend, when I was practically drunk, and have been consequently having headaches and weak the whole?
I have juvenile artithis my doctor got my blood tests back and she said my body is very inflammed and I've been gettin headaches everyday what wrong?
Find support: It sounds like it might be difficult to get this under control, but w/ help you might. If you can find a counselor/therapist to help you navigate the medical system - there may be anti-inflammatory efforts to make - dietary, medicinal, etc. But it demands assertiveness. Lifelong steroids are dangerous, so it's hard. Http://www.arthritis.org/conditions-treatments/disease-center/juvenile--arthritis/. ...Read more
Daughter suffering from headaches, rushed her to ER on sunday afternoon, put on a drip and blood tests done, came back normal, given prescription& sent home, slept&woke up in the night screaming in pain & took her back &sent home again.
You nee d a: You need a primary doctor. Go see the primary doctor And most likely you will get a referral to a neurologist. The emergency room can not do this for you. You need to find the cause of the headaches. So start with finding s primary doctor ...Read more
I have swollen lymph node in neck for a month now my blood tests have been all clear the doctors aren't worried but I am I also have headaches?
Get checked: Swollen nodes may be residual from a viral infection. The most common bacteria causing enlarged nodes are strep and staph so sometimes going on an antibiotic effective against them will make them smaller which makes it less likely that something bad is happening. Even in cases of lymphoma blood testing is normal. I would see an ENT for further evaluation. ...Read more
Recently very painful headaches she had MRI scans & blood tests & is seeing specialist next month. Her blood test has ESR of 70 which is very high.
Lo back muscles stiff an dull headache sweating an trouble with balance. If this is paraneoplastic syndrome will it show on blood tests?
Can blood tests detect brain tumors? I had one a week ago and now I'm feeling pressure on head or headache. No other problems tho I'm 17 years old
Mixed antecedents: A week ago you had either a brain tumor or a blood test. I'll go with blood test. Now a week later you're feeling "pressure on head." Do you mean "detect" or "cause"? Either way, the answer is no. Even if a blood test somehow COULD cause a brain tumor, it would have to be an amazingly fast-growing tumor to cause symptoms after only a week. Also, you say you're 17 but your profile says 19. (?) ...Read more
My 59 yr old husband has had a headache for 7days. Gets worse in afternoon. Also severe fatigue. Can't workweek job > 1.5 hrs. Cardiac blood tests ok?
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Blood tests ultrasounds and a cat scan a 2 yrsago doctor won't give me a MRI for my daily minor headaches what do I do? Is dr right no need to worry?
The cat scan and your evaluation should be enough. An MRI is unlikely to add any value. If you continue to have headaches, ask for a referral to a neurologist who may be able to help you bring the headaches under control.
Another consideration is to consider the amount of stress you are under. A thorough assessment of head and neck structures may also undercover the cause of your headaches. ...Read more
I have had headaches and intermittent chest tightness for over a year. I feel really I'll but so far nothing on blood tests or heart workup. Insomnia.
Uncertain: If your physician cannot ascertain a medical condition underlying your symptoms you may need to have an evaluation by a psychiatrist or psychologist to see if there can be a role in these symptoms ...Read more
My body is not absorbing estrogen prescribed by my doc. Blood tests showed non existent. I'm post menopausal. Dizzy, tired, headaches, sad, irritabl?
Different route: How are you taking the estrogen? There are many forms and ways to get it in your body. You may want to try something different. There are sprays, creams, gels, patches, a vaginal ring, and pills. Pick one, start low, and go up on the dose slowly until you get some relief! It can take months to stabilize. Make sure you don't also have other hormonal deficiencies, like thyroid. ...Read more
For 6 years, my 9 year old child has gotten headaches with fever every 4 weeks, often with vomiting. Blood tests at the time of headache show nothing?
I am suffering lightheadness, neck pain, headache have had blood tests all good, CT and MRI all good what else can it be?
I urge you to: Continue to be very cautious and look for more serious causes, but something to consider is the fact the cervical paraspinal spasms can cause all of these issues. Try neck stretching, strengthening exercise in a safe environment for a few days to see if that helps. With a history of high blood pressure, also consider carotid stenosis and ask your physician to make sure this isn't the cause as well. ...Read more
Swollen and fairly painful lymph node in left groin. Fever and headache but normal blood tests. Lethargic but I don't feel sick.
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
What is my life expectancy? Terrible headaches. Dr ordered hormone blood tests. High Prolactin found. MRI found pituitary microadenoma
Don't know: Nobody knows your life expectancy- but the spiritual heavenly being. A doctor can tell you what his or her experience and the literature says but remember- everyone is an individual with their unique set of genes and environmental circumstances. Also the mind can help heal - there are many stories of healing through addition of mind body spirit and that should not be discounted. ...Read more
Hi, I have been suffering of dizziness and headaches, and joint pains. I just had blood tests and I have a positive ANA. What does it mean?
Not diagnostic: A positive ANA suggests that you may be more prone to develop an autoimmune disease but many people with positive ANA do not have any autoimmune problem. You will need more definitive tests and exam to find out if you do have an autoimmune problem-> your symptoms. A rheumatology consult is recommended. ...Read more
Headaches so had MRI & blood tests. Normal. Stretching neck daily for headache relief & now lump base of skull rhs. Is this from over stretch?
Probably not: A lump in that region from overstretch is highly unlikely. The findings that occur most typically in that region are lipomas, although lymph nodes or lymphadenopathy are possible. These potential causes may be visible on your prior MRI scans. If not, a local evaluation and physical exam by a trusted physician would yield a more precise characterization. ...Read more
What could it be I'm falling over im awaiting blood tests, having intense headaches/L side numbness, tingling/weakness and ankle clonus/shivering
Rush to ER: This is not something you can ignore. If you are having all these symptoms, rush to the ER now. ...Read more
Have pressure in head /comes and goes with fluctuating headache. Doc ran blood tests/pending. I'm scared of brain tumor/clot. No other sx. Thoughts?
Hi I've been sick the last few days with fever, headache etc and just got blood tests back. WBC is 1.7 (4-10) proportional monocytes 13.4 (4-8) proportional atypical lymphocytes 5.8 (0.0-2.5) and absolute neutrophil 0.87 (2-6.9). I'm currently in Vietnam?
? Viral illness: As reflected in the cbcd result and the mini history you gave. I'm not sure if the blood work was a result of a doctor's evaluation or you had it done on your own? Either way, you need to be followed by a doctor, hopefully it will resolve on its own as all other viral diseases we get exposed to every day, meanwhile, rest fluids and pain killers till seen, best wishes ...Read more
Can 3 months of Tension headache, muscle twitching, and a week of lightheadedness be triggered by anxiety only? Blood tests and MRI scans normal
Physical anxiety: Anxiety can present in a wide variety of physical ways, including muscle twitching, lightheadedness, & headaches. It can raise blood pressure, cause tingling of fingers/toes, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, and so on. If the dangerous and the likely both have been ruled out, anxiety may be the suspected cause. If symptoms change, the degree of suspicion for anxiety vs something else may change ...Read more
FUO for 4 months (99 for 3 mon, now 101) fatigue, spleen enlarged infectious d. ran all blood tests - normal, elevated wbc, recent:headaches/ bone pain?
Systemic Process: If this is not infectious would ask your physician to have you see a rheumatologist. This could be a ssytemic syndrome and even though you are 18 even consider systemic JIA or a connective tissue syndrome. ...Read more
Headache and fatigue for 3weeks now, gets worse with night sweats with fever when I do any physical activity. Blood tests ct scan normal. Very scared.?
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