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Have terrible headaches localized on the right side of head and to painful to move around during, what it causing it and how do I treat it?

Have terrible headaches localized on the right side of head and to painful to move around during, what it causing it and how do I treat it?

Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, insomnia, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias during the episodes. Steroids medications are used as a prophylactic drugs for chronic migraine. Rec. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and proper diagnostic and management.

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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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Localized headache on left side?

Localized headache on left side?

See a neurologist: Most HAs are due to some toxin, pathogen, allergen present in one or more of the cranial joints (TM joints, occiput, frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction). Clenching/grinding can precipitate temporalis muscle pain.

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Why do I get headaches every so often for a few hours my head hurts and feels like it's pulsing on the side? The pain is very localized and intense.

Migraine headaches: Migraines are vascular type headaches characterized by localized throbbing, often associated with nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. Some people have an 'aura' which warns of onset (such as visual disturbance, dizziness, strange skin sensations, etc.). These are painful experiences and tend to be recurrent, but are manageable my lifestyle modification and medications.

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Daily headache localized at the back of my head on Rt side. Causes pressure in my eyes and ears. Worse in the am after laying down.

Daily headache localized at the back of my head on Rt side. Causes pressure in my eyes and ears. Worse in the am after laying down.

New or changed?: If a headache is something new or different we usually recommend seeing a doctor. Details of the history of this pain are very important. Most headaches are not caused by anything dangerous. A good history and physical exam can usually determine that. Rarely other testing is needed.

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He has headaches above he's ears on both sides

He has headaches above he's ears on both sides

Temporal headaches: Several reasons could cause this. See a neurologist!

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Middle side headache?

Middle side headache?

???: Hard to say with the very short description you have provided. How long have you had the headache? Is this something new? Where exactly is it locate? Do you have other symtoms along with the headache? I recommend talking to your doctor so this can be discussed in more detail.

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Y half side headache accur?

Y half side headache accur?

Anything: You could be having migraines, tension headaches or sinus headaches. Sometimes dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring or chronic sinus allergies can cause headaches. I recommend you see a doctor.

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I am having a headache on left side only coming and going?

I am having a headache on left side only coming and going?

Many reasons: Many things can cause this. If worst HA of your life, associated with neck pain, vision changes, balance problems, focal weakness arm/leg, trouble speaking or skin rash need to be seen ASAP. If none of these can try headache formulation OTC pain reliever if no contraindication to taking it. If HA continues for 2-3 days or more please see doctor. Hope this helps and you feel better soon. Dr. R

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Very painful continuous r+ side headache. What can it be?

Very painful continuous r+ side headache. What can it be?

Possible migraine: Focal headaches lasting several days may be migraines, but consider focal dental problems such as tmj, also, giant cell arteritis, occipital neuralgia, focal neck or thoracic outlet issues, etc. Need to see a neurologist who deals with headaches.

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Can you give me advice with headache only ever on one side?

Can you give me advice with headache only ever on one side?

Get eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed.

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What should I do for recurring headache on upper left side?

What should I do for recurring headache on upper left side?

See a neurologist: Recurrent unilateral headaches are typically migraines. They can be successfully controlled most of the time.

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Why do I have one side headaches and but not the other side?

Why do I have one side headaches and but not the other side?

Possible migraine: Headaches that occur on one side of the head are often migraines. These can be throbbing headaches, associated with nausea, sensitivity to bright light or loud noises, and occasionally flashing lights and visual changes. If this describes your headache, try taking an NSAID (ie. Ibuprofen) as soon as the headache starts to abort it before it gets worse. If this is a frequent problem, see an md.

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Headaches that go from side to side, could these be tension?

Headaches that go from side to side, could these be tension?

Possibly: These could be tension headahes, migraines, or a mixture of both. If they persist, see your family doctor.

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Does it matter whether your headache is on right or left side?

Not usually: People with migraine headaches usually have them on one side or the other at first, but it makes little difference what side of the head hurts.

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What does it mean if I have a headache and my right side hurts?

What does it mean if I have a headache and my right side hurts?

Vague: Right side of what hurts? The head, the face, the body. Unilateral (one-sided) headaches are not rare. They are common in migraine and occipital neuralgia.

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Headache only on right side, often at night. What could this be?

Headache only on right side, often at night. What could this be?

RECURRENT HEADACHE: Any recurrent and persistant headache should be evaluated by your family doctor or clinic as it can be due to many causes. It may be tension headache, migraine, some tumor in your head, eye problems, musculoskeletal problems and other systemic diseases just a few and many more including high blood pressure etc. So get it checked.

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Long lasting headache switching from left to right side. What is this?

Long lasting headache switching from left to right side. What is this?

Muscle strain: Try getting a memory foam pillow to support your head. You may end up needing therapy if it does not fix itself on its own. Try moist heat for 15 minuts at a time to loosen them um and massage too.

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Headache out of nowhere. Feels like brief amounts of pain. Getting worse. One sided?

Headache out of nowhere. Feels like brief amounts of pain. Getting worse. One sided?

Ask your doctor: It appears that you have one because of your several studies including CT scan. A change in the pattern of headaches is just as concerning as new onset of headaches, and since it is getting worse and is one sided, you do need to be reevaluated. Good luck!

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