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I've had constant migraines and headaches for 6 years and doctors don't know why but lately when I get a migraine I get realy bad chest pain too?

I've had constant migraines and headaches for 6 years and doctors don't know why but lately when I get a migraine I get realy bad chest pain too?

See a doctor: If you have chest pain along with a headache, especially if it's new, you should definitely get checked out. Do you have high blood pressure? What's your BP when you have these symptoms? You need a good physical exam, some blood tests, and an ecg. You may need a ct scan (head) and possibly one of the chest, if this is an arterial dissection. Stop smoking, if you do smoke. Update me! ...Read more

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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At work, typing, had visual migraine, no headache pain. Then in 10 min, had right sided chest pain, profuse sweating and bout of diarrhea. What is it?

Complex migraine: This sounds like a complicated, vascular, migraine without the classic symptoms but with residual symptoms after it ended. Migraines can affect the activity of other parts of the brain, especially if it spreads. The right-sided chest pain & diarrhea point to phrenic nerve and vagus nerve involvement. Talk to a neurologist or you primary doc for confirmation. ...Read more

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I have a bad migraine with shortness of breath and chest pain?

Chest pain & dyspnea: My first response is to get you to the nearest urgent care center. The combination of severe head pain, difficulty breathing and chest pain makes me want to call 911 for you.

But, as a physician if the acuteness of this question has passed and we wanted to explore the history a bit to investigate the cause there are a number of questions and tests that should be run.

But, today go to the er. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath, chest pain like fast racing beat and flattering feelings I also have have a very bad migraine what could this be?

I have shortness of breath, chest pain like fast racing beat and flattering feelings I also have have a very bad migraine what could this be?

Needs evaluation: Your symptoms merit further evaluation. A holter monitor and echocardiogram would provide useful information assessing for structural heart disease & arrythmia. Not sure how the migraine may play into it. ...Read more

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Post reaction to stimulant and subsequent hypertensive emergency, I have chronic chest pain & intractable migraine. Docs have no clue. Any theories?

Clue - no conclusion: They have clues - just no answers yet. Difficult cases can take long efforts and you need to be patient and help them as things are tried by good feedback. It can be really helpful to have a Health Psychologist on thelp translate between you all the team and also provide support to you through the frustration. ...Read more

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Chest pain I've had a bad migraine for two days and recently started having chest pain. Its been going on for about an hour so I'm pretty sure I'm not having a heart attack or stroke. I'm also only 18. Have tried all my usual migraine medications but they

Chest: Chest pain is very worisome. Although you are at low risk for a heart attack or stroke, these things are possible. More importantly severe conditions such as aneurysms, aortic dissections, pneumonia, etc, can be the cause. Also costochondritis, asthma, and even gastric reflux can be to blame. I suggest if you are still having pain please present to your local urgent care or emergency department. On the other hand, if you are feeling better, you should still find a medical provider to handle your migraines and issues as they come up. Search for for low income community clinics in your area and/or contact your local county hospital for resources.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I've had a constant migraine for 3-4 days along with chest pain, fatigue and lack of appetite. What is causing this?

I've had a constant migraine for 3-4 days along with chest pain, fatigue and lack of appetite. What is causing this?

That's all I need: Heart symptoms can be everything you just described. Please call 911 and transfer her to the emergency room. For chest pain Good luck ...Read more

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Chest pain left side, numbness in left pinky, chills, fluttering, disorientated, burning needle feeling on whole body, migraine, heavy breathin?

Seek emergency assis: You should seek emergency medical assistance immediately if you are experiencing these symptoms as it can be concerning for a heart attack. Please seek help. ...Read more

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22 yr old girl, non-smoker: severe sudden migraine, really bad bloody nose, numbess/ weak down one arm, & sudden chest pain/pressure-whats going on?

Could be Serious: A sudden severe headache with these multiple other symptoms always needs immediate attention. Get to a er! ...Read more

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Severe migraine for one month can it cause chest pain lower back pain & nausea I am also dizzy & I see flashing lights dry mouth?

Severe migraine for one month can it cause chest pain lower back pain & nausea I am also dizzy & I see flashing lights dry mouth?

Call 911!: Call 911 (or have someone drive you to your pcp, the hospital or a 24/7 medical facility) and have this checked out immediately. While it could be a combination of several different and non life threatening problems, chest pain alone warrants immediate attention! It's always better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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On 60 mg of Inderal (propranolol) for migraine. Have daily chest pain that radiates to my left arm, jaw, throat esp. When Inderal (propranolol) wears off. What could this be?

Chest pains: Regardless the cause, could be only muscle pain or Inderal (propranolol). However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP or cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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99F, migraine, stuffy nose, barking cough, ear pain, throat pain (feels tight), mild chest pain. Low appetite. Trouble sleeping. How to relief?

99F, migraine, stuffy nose, barking cough, ear pain, throat pain (feels tight), mild chest pain. Low appetite. Trouble sleeping. How to relief?

Mgt: Your symptoms are consistent with the flu or flu like illnesses. I would suggest being screened for the Flu and possibly for Strep throat. Medication can be prescribed accordingly. Swollen tender nodes and fever are important to discuss with your PCP. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a migraine that produces vomiting cause chest pains, and make it hard to breathe?

Please tell me, could a migraine that produces vomiting cause chest pains, and make it hard to breathe?

Chest pains: Regardless, could be only muscle pain or GI problems, or migraine, pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for re-evaluation or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Bp is 130/90 pulse of 100. Chest pains, right shoulder pain, difficulty breathing and migraine. Have high Triglicerydes. Should I be worried?

Bp is 130/90 pulse of 100. Chest pains, right shoulder pain, difficulty breathing and migraine. Have high Triglicerydes. Should I be worried?

Chest pains: Any time a Dr. Hears Chest pains, and then a hear rate of 100 etc. It is a tough question to swallow about whether you should worry or not. Chest pains should be evaluated asap and proven not to be cardiac in nature. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am having chest pains on and off on my left side during the day and night, also ear pain in my left ear and an 11 day migraine all together why?

I am having chest pains on and off on my left side during the day and night, also ear pain in my left ear and an 11 day migraine all together why?

Tension: On the left side of your body due to imbalance of the spine, due to poor posture, tilted pelvis or short leg syndrome. This can explain all of the above symptoms if they're related. Now serious issues like heart or neurological disease need to be ruled out, so please go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a migraine in class then chest pains & it felt like someone was squeezing my heart. I was dizzy & light headed. What happened?

I had a migraine in class then chest pains & it felt like someone was squeezing my heart. I was dizzy & light headed. What happened?

Migraine: It might have all been related to the Migraine. Also there could have been some elements of an anxiety attack that would have been similar. If this is not typical of your Migraines then go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Think im having some kind of migraine I check my BP and bs and they are good but Isometimes feel like there Is something heavy on chest & headaches?

Think im having some kind of migraine I check my BP and bs and they are good but Isometimes feel like there Is something heavy on chest & headaches?

Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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My fingers and toes have been going numb, now it is raidating up my leg, slight chest pain, and headache...I have complex migranes that mimic stroke, ?

My fingers and toes have been going numb, now it is raidating up my leg, slight chest pain, and headache...I have complex migranes that mimic stroke, ?

Hyperventilation: The 2 entities that come to mind are hyperventilation and peripheral neuropathy. Do you have diabetes? I don't see a connection with migraines unless you're taking an unusual medication for them? ...Read more

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Severe chest pain, breast pain and tenderness, headaches/migranes and back ache. Also shooting pains down arm and legs.?

Severe chest pain, breast pain and tenderness, headaches/migranes and back ache. Also shooting pains down arm and legs.?

See a doctor: Severe pain is an alert - a way to get your attention. It says "get this looked into! " It may not be too serious, but w/out proper treatment, it could become worse. I hope you have an exam, follow directions for treatment and feel better soon! ...Read more

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Have headache/migraine tip of tongue is numb and very bad pain in left side ribs/back also feel a ringing in my ears this all started in last 48 hours?

Migraine: A migraine is not just simply a headache. Rather, it should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache for 48 to 72 hours. Accompanying symptoms are stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and blurred vision and sleep issues. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Severe migraine upper abdominal pain chest pain really nauseous very sensitive to light sound noise what should I do immediate response asap?

Multiple: These are a lot of symptoms and don't correlate clearly, unless you took a triptan which sometimes can cause transient chest pain. Nausea and light sensitivity are generally part of migraine. Seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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I have a headache that has persisted for 2 months as well as arm/chest pains. Went to Urgent Care and said it's migraines. Meds aren't working however?

I have a headache that has persisted for 2 months as well as arm/chest pains. Went to Urgent Care and said it's migraines. Meds aren't working however?

See your PCP: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for headache evaluation, tests and treatment options. ...Read more

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My teen has chest pain, stomachache & headache what could it be?

My teen has chest pain, stomachache & headache what could it be?

Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If she sleeps on her stomach she could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. ...Read more

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Chest pain, hard time breathing and headaches?

Chest pain, hard time breathing and headaches?

Chest pain: chest pain with shortness of breath or difficulty catching your breath can be a cause for concern. Do you have asthma, heart history or history of pneumonia? Do you have a risk factor for heart disease like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking? Have you been in a car or plane for over 3 hours. As a female, are you on birth control pills.. If no improvement, goto the ER. ...Read more

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Headache/pressure in center of head and chest pain on the far left side that is intermittent?

Headache/pressure in center of head and chest pain on the far left side that is intermittent?

It sounds: Like tension headache/ chest muscle spasms. But you never know something more serious than that may be going on. Go to an urgent care center to get checked if you can not get a hold of your doctor by phone. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about headaches & chest pain while taking nutribiotic grapefruit seed extract?

Forget about it!!!: Why are you taking supplements that have not had any placebo controlled, double blind studies that prove its worth (like most medicines have to do?) and how about interaction with other needed medications?
Back to headaches and chest pain: please have both of them checked by your pcp, soon! ...Read more

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Chest pain that radiates to back, cough, congestion, headache, hurts to take a full breathh and hurts worse when laying down.

Chest pain that radiates to back, cough, congestion, headache, hurts to take a full breathh and hurts worse when laying down.

Pericarditis: Sounds a lot like pericarditis, which is an inflammation of the sac that surround the heart. A lot of time it is secondary to some other infection, like bronchitis. Could also be pleurisy, which is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs. I'd get checked out by your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Took 1 0.5 lorazepam a day for a whole year quit cold turkey 9 months ago could I still be going threw withdrawls headaches and chest pain?

No: 0.5 mg/d is a very low dose and if it has really been 9 mos, it is definitely not withdrawal, but could be anxiety which is probably why you took it in the first place. There are better alternatives if it is anxiety, but you should see your doctor to make sure it isn't something more than anxiety. ...Read more

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On and off experience intense chest pain both sides radiates to neck then headache and tired. 44yo female non smoker no other symptoms.?

On and off experience intense chest pain both sides radiates to neck then headache and tired. 44yo female non smoker no other symptoms.?

Please see doctor: I'm not sure of your previous personal or family history -- but heart disease may present differently in women than it does in men. I suggest seeing your doctor for a thorough workup around these symptoms, so you can get some personalized answers. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more