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On And Off Headaches
Off and on headache for four days; off and on numbness and tingling in the extremities; loss of balance; inability to grasp off and on - unilaterally?
Immediate attention: Headaches can be common but the other associated symptoms you describe make it more serious. Any headache with associated CNS complaints needs to be investigated urgently. The extremity involvement, balance issues and grasping difficulties speak to other nerve bundle involvement. I recommend that you see a physician immediately for full evaluation and possibly some imaging studies. Feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Day 2 on Zenatane and sharp headaches are setting in on the left side of my head. Off and on. What to do?
On and off numbness on R.front of head and R.side of face. Along w/numbness and symptoms on and off on R.Side of body. What could be causing this?
Refer to ENT, ER: This is something that typically needs evaluation by a specialist. I will refer the question to our ENT and other doctors. ...Read more
Fever off and on chills,extrem lower back pain on and off headache throwing up weak ..hard time keeping Consintration.. :( ?
Ive had off and on fever and exhaustion and constant headache, and later on developed big bumps all over legs, a few on one arm, back, and face...?
Fever can cause: headaches and exhaustion but the bumps are puzzling. Perhaps you could take a picture of the bumps or describe the size,shape,color,itchy,tender,distribution,etc. I'm concerned about an infection,possibly bacterial,that would require antibiotics.You should go see your doc or go to ER for evaluation.R U taking any meds or had this rash before? ...Read more
Suffered headaches and really bad migraines on the pill went off and never even got a headache have gone back on the pill and have headaches again?
The side effect: Sometimes medicines can cause headaches, especially if you use them regularly. Often, if you stop taking the medicine your headache will go away. If you concerned that your headache is caused by a pill, talk with your doctor about your side effects. Do not stop taking the medicine until you have spoken with your doctor. ...Read more
On and off throbbing pain in front of neck. Normal ekg and blood. I noticed crutch use triggered it and now throbs on and off in wrists. Nerves?
Don't freak out: It's not very likely that temporal headaches and dizziness are related to a blood pressure of 142/78. A checkup with your doctor would be a good way to determine what's causing your symptoms. Your systolic blood pressure may very well drop with salt restriction, weight control (if needed) and exercise. But I doubt that your symptoms are related to the minimally elevated systolic blood pressure. ...Read more
Could be anything: Headaches could be due to simple viral infections or major brain tumours. It is difficult to say without more information and examination. It could be a tension headache, a viral infection, migraines, due to poor eyesight, meningitis or a haemorrhage. In short you need to see a Dr who will take a history and perform an examination, if needed you will be referred for a CT scan as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dizziness, brain fog and head pressure on and off for three years. What could it be? Can tension in neck cause this?
Stress related?: It may be stress related if you have appropriately ruled out medical causes by visiting appropriate MD's and following their recommendations. If your primary care physician can find no medical issues/concerns, a referral to a psychologist for stress reduction, relaxation training and overall wellness sessions may be helpful. ...Read more
Tight pressure back of head and light headed been going on for a while now on and of for 3 months really bothersome?
Sign of Tension: You may need medical help from your a doctor. If you do not have one, you should look for a family Physician as we all need a Primary care Physician(PCP) as a source for medical help. Right now your symptoms sugggest a stressful period of time for you either in school, or at your job or may be in a family relationship. You should learn how to relax: by Breathing exercises and daily walks for exerc ...Read more
Im 18, I have dizziness and slight numbness on one side of my head. Afraid of a brain tumor because its being going on on and off for 3 months?
Numbness: Check with a neurologist to rule out migraines. ...Read more
Amitriptyline safe and effective for preventing hemiplegic migraines? I get slight numbness and tingling left side and headaches. Past 2yrs on and off
Comments: Truthfully, due to bad anticholinergic side effects, I no longer use amitryptyline in any of my patients. Would prefer OTC items, such as riboflavin, butterbur, CoQ-10 magnesium or feverfew. Most neurologists can help with this. If it must be prescription, choose Depakote or Topamax (topiramate). Botox, maybe? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long: Need skittle more information how long has this been going on? Sounds like you may need treatment so see your doctor for exam ...Read more
Need more info: These symptoms can be caused by several things. They are significant enough that you should make an appointment with your family physician for an exam to find the cause. Depending on your age and life history anything could be the problem. ...Read more
Cluster headaches: Cluster headaches are severe type of headaches which often occur in middle of the night and affect men a lot more commonly compared to females. The exact mechanism isnt known. You can find a lot of information on http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000786.Htm nih or national institute of heajlth has information about most medical problems and will give you details about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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