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Seafood And Headaches
Migraine Triggers: In approximately 10% of migraineurs, food can trigger an attack. These triggers include vasoactive substances such as cheese, alcohol (red wine), chocolate, foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG), nitrates, or tyramine, and aspartame, a sugar substitute used in Equal. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Can protein shakes containing rice protein and flax seeds attribute to headaches? I am experiencing all day long slight headaches.
Yes/no: Some food itself or the additive will do it. More commonly the preservatives/ coloring, cause HA. ...Read more
I've been having mild to severe headaches, nausea, bloating, foggy brained, gas and sensitivity/intolerance to various foods for several weeks.?
Many symptoms...: A person with many symptoms needs to see a primary care doctor. There may be one or more than one disorder causing the symptoms. A symptom diary is important. One can write down symptoms on a big calendar, along with what meds were taken, what foods/drinks were eaten, what activities were done, what improves / what worsens symptoms, etc... She can show the diary to the dr., to help the evaluation. ...Read more
Can you suggest some essential oils for treating/preventing tension headaches and cluster headaches?
Oils : Frankly none. Its not evidence based. You can use any oil. ...Read more
Severe headaches migraines earache and aching eyes and i feel extremely sick, could this be brain aneurysm?
Tingling in brain daily for many mths.Freq headaches. Lots of strokes and Alzheimer's in family.When eat wasabi, shoots up nose and to back of head. ?
See a doctor: See a doctor and let them check you. ...Read more
Allergy, intolerance, or viral? I get vertigo when I eat nuts, chocolate and caffeine, and basic dizziness from other foods. Started after shingles.
Inner ear issues?: If the nerves related to your inner ear get swollen they could easily result in feelings of vertigo/dizziness. Perhaps the foods are causing the nerves to swell? Post nasal drip and eustachian tube dysfunction might do it. Chinese medicine or cranial osteopathy might help. Diazepam is a western medication that would effectively treat symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very: There are many different types of headaches, but the majority are either musculoskeletal or vascular in origin. The first type of headache is referred to as a tension type headache and usually secondary to degenerative changes in the upper cervical spine. Migraine headaches occur because of blood flow changes to specific cranial nerves in the brain. Treatments are very different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: I'm not aware of migraine headaches as a direct consequence of normal consumption of Pedialyte in adults, however, it can commonly cause G.I. symptoms including nausea and vomiting. By indirect extension and insusceptible people this could lead to severe headaches. In general, labeling an item has a migraine trigger requires tracking through time. More info? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
See your physician: These symptoms may represent sinus issues, a specific kind of headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, characteristic, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to your physician. You might be referred to a neurologist or ENT physician. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000647.htm ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hand and feet numbness, and lightheadness right after taking fish oil or aspirin. blood is very thin and watery. should I eat more fattening food?
Allergic reaction: You maybe allergic to one of these non- prescriptions since it occurs right after you ingest them. Unless you have a family history of heart disease at an early age less than 45 or you have risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol there is no need to take these supplement at 23 years old. I would recommend it if you were over 45 and had those risk factors. ...Read more
Can lupus flare cause headaches? I'm in a flare and also getting bad daily headaches with dizziness?
What are the preheadache, headache, and postheadache symptoms of migraine. Can you have a migraine without nausea and aura?
Migraine is variable: Migraine headache may be associated with a prodrome ( symptoms that precede the headache by 48 hours or so), and / or an aura ( a focal neurologic symptom- often visual- sparkly jagged lines, etc.) that heralds the headache. Not all migraines cause nausea and many do not have an aura, in fact some migraines have an aura but no headache! postheadache symptoms often include fatigue. ...Read more
Usually not: The most common cause of anemia is iron deficiency usually from chronic blood loss (heavy menstrual periods in women or unsuspected bleeding from the stomach or colon). Iron deficiency seems to induce a craving in the diet for something that resembles metallic qualities of iron (hardness, taste or color) - ice cubes or chips, hard candy, or even inedible things like dirt. This is called pica. ...Read more
Migraine = Headache+: Migraines are the most common cause of frequent headache in an otherwise healthy individual with a normal neurological exam. If you have an aura (i.e. See flashing lights) prior to the headache, it clinches it, but that is in a minority of people. Often times the headaches worsen due to medication overuse/rebound. Often after a migraine there will be a "hangover" feeling. Generally not dangerous. ...Read more
Can allergies give you headaches? i have food allergies, and environmental allergies, i take benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritin and im getting bad headaches a lot.
? Sinus problem: allergies can cause nose and sinus congestion, which in turn can cause headaches, depends also on which part of your head is it in the back or the front, headache can have several causes and you are already on multiple medications, which can be the side effect of any, you take benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritin, better take only one, but neither will control the congestion, see an allergist for better assessment ...Read more
Can eating unhealthy (junk food) every day cause vomiting, dizziness, tiredness and headaches? Is this my body warning me?
Junk food: has a lot of additives, preservatives, transfats, and sugar in the various products. Thus, you can get symptoms such as GI distress, fluctuating blood sugar, etc. Talk to your doctor about shifting to a low carb and higher protein diet so you will have energy from good fat rather than from sugar. Your cravings will gradually diminish. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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