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What can cause severe headache?

Headache: Severe refractory headaches referred as worst headache of my life, specially if abrupt onset, may suggest a very serious condition (brain hemorrhage). Migraine, the most common form of primary headache disorders can be severe. Other conditions can cause headaches. Sinusitis, and trauma for instance may also cause severe haedaches. For proper diagnosis and treatment i suggest medical evaluation. ...Read more

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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I have a cyst on my pineal gland and a lesion. What does this mean? I have severe headaches, migraine, fainting spells, and bad vision. What does this allmean?

I have a cyst on my pineal gland and a lesion. What does this mean? I have severe headaches, migraine, fainting spells, and bad vision. What does this allmean?

"water on the brain": Terminology--a cyst is a "lesion" as is any abnormality. Your symptoms sound as if you're having episodic rapid increases of pressure in your head due to blockage of spinal fluid pathways or compression of upper brainstem directly. This is serious. Get this check out soon by a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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How can one cure a severe headache and cough?

How can one cure a severe headache and cough?

2 problems: Headaches don't cause coughing. Coughing may cause headaches. Drugs may cause coughing and headaches. So analyze your problem. Did cough occur first and if so does increase your headache? Were you placed on a new drug and develop both symptoms? So think-respond--> get medical advice after an examination. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a severe headache that could be caused by high blood pressure?

How do you get rid of a severe headache that could be caused by high blood pressure?

Lower BP: This headache is best treated with lower the BP into normal range. Otc painkiller may help temporary but are not the long term solution. ...Read more

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I have suffered with a severe headache about two weeks now. My doctor prescribed pizotiferen it doesn't work is there a different drug i can ask for?

I have suffered with a severe headache about two weeks now. My doctor prescribed pizotiferen it doesn't work is there a different drug i can ask for?

Headaches: You need a diagnostic workup to determine the cause of your headache. There are many causes for headache and the treatment can differ widely. See your doctor, or ask for consultation with a neurologist or headache specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Alexander Mauskop
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Headache (Worst Ever) (Definition)

Severe headache is a symptom in which a person has great pain in his head. Severe headache is usually an emergency. Causes include meningitis, bleeding in the brain, trauma, brain tumors, etc. ...Read more