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Sinus headache or migraine? nausea too.

Sinus headache or migraine? nausea too.

Migraine: I hear it all the time: "I got sinus, doc." They're wrong. That's a myth perpetrated back in the decades of "postnasal drip" i.e. the 50s & 60s by the advertisers of Dristan. 99% of all "sinus" headaches - aren't. They're mostly migraines. If you have radiological proof of sinusitis and your pain goes away if it's treated, then you're entitled to the diagnosis of sinus headaches. Otherwise, not. ...Read more

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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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Low fever. Light head. Headache. Nausea. Runs. Help :(?

Low fever. Light head. Headache. Nausea. Runs. Help :(?

Sorry you are ill.: Probably one of the many viruses that cause gastroenteritis. Try and rest. Drink plenty of fluids. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for headaches if not allergic. It is best not to hinder diarrhea in the case of infection. If you need medication for nausea and vomiting or stomach cramps, please see your primary care physician. Usually over after 7 days, rarely 14. ...Read more

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What causes motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and migrain headache?

What causes motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness  and migrain headache?

We don't know: The exact cause of migraine is still controversial and gaps in our understanding remain. Accompanying symptoms such as phonophobia, photophobia, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and blurred vision, as well as autonomic phenomena of conjunctival injection, lacrimation and lid edema are common and individual. It is manageable, see a headache specialist or orofacial pain. ...Read more

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Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Med side effects: Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) contains a statin as well as niacin. Side-effects include muscular aches (statins), inflammation (both), lft elevation (both), and flushing (niacin). Dangerous toxicity is rare, but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing dizziness, nausea, lightheadedness, migraines, vertigo, & blurred vision almost everyday. What's causing this?

I'm experiencing dizziness, nausea, lightheadedness, migraines, vertigo, & blurred vision almost everyday. What's causing this?

Migraines: The migraines themselves could be causing these symptoms. See your neurologist to discuss treatment options if what you are using now is ineffective. ...Read more

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Will magnesium glycinate 600 mg help with migraine and cluster headaches?

Will magnesium glycinate 600 mg help with migraine and cluster headaches?

Unlikely, unless: You possess low levels of magnesium in your body, but worth a try anyway, if you do not have digestion side effects. Maybe, more success can be found with botox, acupuncture, riboflavin, co-q10, butterbur, or feverfew. ...Read more

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Daily headaches and dizziness. Also vomiting and blurred vision?

Daily headaches and dizziness. Also vomiting and blurred vision?

Headaches: You may be having migraine headaches but if this is a daily occurrence, you need to see your internist to rule out any serious medical issues. ...Read more

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Headache, vision blacking out, lightheaded, dizziness. Help with these symptoms?

Headache, vision blacking out, lightheaded, dizziness. Help with these symptoms?

Go to ER: Your symptoms could be signs of something serious. Go to the er or an urgent care clinic for further evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Headaches, dizziness standing, nausea, cold flash, tremors, ears ring, malaise, sleep disturbances. TSH normal but lower. Synthroid (thyroxine) makes worse. ???

Headaches, dizziness standing, nausea, cold flash, tremors, ears ring, malaise, sleep disturbances.  TSH normal but lower. Synthroid (thyroxine) makes worse.  ???

Need for examination: Your symptoms do not lend to a proper evaluation in this forum. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation and adjustment in your medication dose. ...Read more

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Does magnesium oxide work for migraine headaches?

Does magnesium oxide work for migraine headaches?

Maybe: Magnesium as an alternative preventive treatment has mixed support in the medical community. ...Read more

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Experiencing dizziness, headaches, etc? Stroke?

Experiencing dizziness, headaches, etc? Stroke?

Number of things: Could be high blood pressure, stroke in the back of the brain, medication side effects, heart rhythm problems or simply benign vertigo. If headache and/ or dizziness is severe and symptoms are recent i would recommend going to the er. Otherwise see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Headache nosebleed dizziness and nausea?

Headache nosebleed dizziness and nausea?

Go to Doc: A headache associated with nose bleeding should be evaluated by a physician, especially if you do not get regular headaches. ...Read more

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High BP shooting headache?

High BP headache: How high is the bp. Severe elevation in BP can cause headache. This is a medical emergency especially when associated with blurry vision or confusion. Only mild elevation in BP should not cause headache. Note that any form of headache if severe (e.g. Migraine) will make you anxious and that will increase your blood pressure. Please consult your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Body pain, headaches, hypersensitivity to light, sound, anxiety, hashimotos, pineal cyst, arrhythmia, tremor, headaches, fatigue, tinnitus.20mds.Nohelp?

Body pain, headaches, hypersensitivity to light, sound, anxiety, hashimotos, pineal cyst, arrhythmia, tremor, headaches, fatigue, tinnitus.20mds.Nohelp?

Wow!: That's a lot of things going on. 20 medications??? I would start all over - get a second opinion from a doctor who specializes in Integrative Medicine. You need to find a doctor who will work with you to decrease the # of medications! ...Read more

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40mg fluoxetine-panic disorder, 180mg verapamil-cluster headache prevention (daily).Can I take rizatriptan pill 1hr after those meds for the headache?

40mg fluoxetine-panic disorder, 180mg verapamil-cluster headache prevention (daily).Can I take rizatriptan pill 1hr after those meds for the headache?

May be risky: Taking Fluoxetine, a serotonin reuptake inhibitor, along with a triptan, a serotonin receptor agonist, increases the risk of serotonin syndrome.The syndrome consists of mental status changes, autonomic dysfunction, and neuromuscular abnormalities. Taking Fluoxetine with Verapamil, or Verapamil with Rizatriptan does not pose problematic interactions. Discuss concerns with doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Niaspan (Definition)

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Niacor (Definition)

Niacor is a cholesterol/lipid lowering agent which is a ...Read more