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Had sex and immediately afterwards got a headache where head meets neck. A pulsing thrombin headache mainly right side. Took advil (ibuprofen) which helped. Bad?

Had sex and  immediately afterwards got a headache where head meets neck. A pulsing thrombin headache mainly right side. Took advil (ibuprofen) which helped. Bad?

It is tempting to: think that this is an "atypical migraine" triggered after an intimate sexual encounter, but it's atypical indeed. Plus, you're already on preventive therapy for migraine. The fact that Advil (ibuprofen) helped is reassuring but doesn't not alleviate my concerns completely. Please see a doctor about this. I have other concerns but it's best that you hear them from your personal physician. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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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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I have a strong headache since two days and I feel my head pulsing only on one side?

I have a strong headache since two days and I feel my head pulsing only on one side?

Possibly migraine: It sounds like a migraine headache, but if you never had such before you should get it evaluated! ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for 4 days now across my forehead. More accross the center and left side. Its a pulsing throbbing pain. Please help?

I have had a headache for 4 days now across my forehead. More accross the center and left side. Its a pulsing throbbing pain. Please help?

Stress?: Stress is a very common factor. Have you tried any meds like ibuprofen? These will may times help. if you are having fever with this you need to seek medical care immediately. If you are experiencing any neuro deficit or unusual symptoms then you need to see someone as well. Have you started any new meds such as BCP? See your doc for the best answer. ...Read more

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Can pulsed "whooshing" in ears, pulsing blind spots around periphery, chronic severe headaches mostly on right side&fatigue all be chronic dehydration?

Can pulsed "whooshing" in ears, pulsing blind spots around periphery, chronic severe headaches mostly on right side&fatigue all be chronic dehydration?

Primary headache : It sounds as if primary headaches are the underlying problem in this case, most likely migraine, given your age and gender, but other diagnoses must be ruled out with examination and further testing. Migraine can be exacerbated by dehydration, as well as many other triggers. The whooshing sound could be elevated blood pressure, sometimes from pseudo ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) or temporal arterial inflammation. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing headache (time frame: gradual onset) (occurred: < 1 hr) (severity: moderate) (side: right) (quality: throbbing sensation) ,...

My Son is experiencing  headache (time frame: gradual onset) (occurred: < 1 hr) (severity: moderate) (side: right) (quality: throbbing sensation) ,...

HA: It appears that your son may be experiencing a tension HA and or migraine. He should be followed for clusters of HA pain and other deteriorating neurological symptoms: emesis, change of vision or balance. If they occur, see MD. He can take OTC Advil 200 mg po q 6 hrs for pain and cool compresses in the areas of the scalp/head with pain. Promoting, sleep, no skipping meals/hydration, less stress. ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache (quality: occurs at the same time of day, throbbing sensation) (side: back, and right side) occurs every morning upon awak?

I am experiencing  headache (quality: occurs at the same time of day, throbbing sensation) (side: back, and right side) occurs every morning upon awak?

Possibly migraine: Hi Sorry to hear that you have been suffering from headaches lately. It could possibly be a migraine, which can be very severe, occur at the same time of day, and one sided. They are many safe and effective treatment options out there, but something that needs to be monitored by a doctor. Here is some more info for you http://mayocl.in/2bvc4bc Hope this helps! Feel better soon! ...Read more

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What can cause spontaneous throbbing headache on the left side of the back of my head?

Many causes: There are many possible reasons for the headache you describe. Please see a neurologist if you have not done so. Also, check out a meditation called the relaxation response by a cardiologist named herbert benson. ...Read more

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What could be causing the throbbing headaches on the left side of my head after doing something physical?

What could be causing the throbbing headaches on the left side of my head after doing something physical?

Neurosurgeon: Headache after or during exercise is a serious symptom that can be totally avoided. If you check with the specialist, first before you exercise next time. Some of the brain anuerysms can cause headache and they are treatable.. ...Read more

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Nearly every morning between 4&5 am I get a throbbing headache, left side. Worse lying down. Drinking coffee helps. What is causing this?

Nearly every morning between 4&5 am I get a throbbing headache, left side. Worse lying down. Drinking coffee helps. What is causing this?

Hard to know: If you drink a lot of coffee during the day, then rebound headache is a possibility. Rebound is also possible with other headache meds. Other than that, more information would be helpful and it is important to know that "red flag" headache symptoms that should prompt urgent evaluation include headaches that wake you from sleep or any sudden change to chronic headaches. ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache (quality: occurs at the same time of day, sharp or stabbing, throbbing) (side: back, all sides, front) (better by: rest...

I am experiencing  headache (quality: occurs at the same time of day, sharp or stabbing, throbbing) (side: back, all sides, front) (better by: rest...

Can't be exact about: The cause of headaches because there are several major types, e.g., vascular, sinus, muscular, tension, etc. Please see you doc so he/she can examine you and give you the proper treatment for the type of headache you have. Sorry you are dealing w/this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I get throbbing headaches after lunch. It starts from. The side and wraps around. I rarly eat raw meatsand i work in an office. No insurance help pls?

I get throbbing headaches after lunch. It starts from. The side and  wraps around. I rarly eat raw meatsand i work in an office. No insurance help pls?

Evaluation Needed: I'm not sure if your diet is causing your headaches but you may need to go to the doctors to determine what is causing your headaches. Watch your diet to see if some foods cause headaches more than others and make a journal so you can tell your doctor. ...Read more

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Having throbbing headaches on the right side and right nostrils bleeding?

Having throbbing headaches on the right side and right nostrils bleeding?

Not likely related: Nosebleeds are only rarely related to headaches, except in cases of very high blood pressure or severe sinus infection (sinus tumors are even more rare). A unilateral throbbing headache in a young lady is very likely to be migraine. If you have significant nosebleeds, or if you have sinus congestion, drainage, etc. You should see a primary or ENT doctor. See neurology for headaches if they are bad. ...Read more

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What can cause throbbing headache on right side and gum line top and bottom also right side?

What can cause throbbing headache on right side and gum line top and bottom also right side?

Needs evalutation: Your headache may or may not be related to the issues in your mouth. First step is to have your dentist determine if one or more teeth may be the cause of your discomfort. Then, if it is not dental in origin, see your primary care physician. There are too many factors that can cause headaches and you must follow through with professional help. ...Read more

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Dull headache is gone but random mild throbbing pain happens sometimes lasts a few seconds Rarely felt in right side as well Felt a vein in my head?

Dull headache is gone but random mild throbbing pain happens sometimes
 lasts a few seconds
 Rarely felt in right side as well
Felt a vein in my head?

Diet change, sun: The possible diagnoses include: migraine headache, temporal arteritis. If the temple area feels tender to touch, then you must see your PCP asap. Avoiding gluten, dairy helps improve headaches. Also, take a vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day supplement to reduce inflammation. It'll help both conditions. ...Read more