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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