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Head injury/concussion 2 days ago, Severe headache/Migraine, extreme nausea, off food, restless and in pain?? Please help me!

Head injury/concussion 2 days ago, Severe headache/Migraine, extreme nausea, off food, restless and in pain?? Please help me!

Concussion headache: Hi Jerry, worsening pain and new symptoms after a concussion are concerning. A CT scan of your brain would be prudent, so call your doctor for further instruction or go to an emergency room. Best wishes ...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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Neurologist requested MRI due to severe headaches, migraines, numbness, etc. Nurse called, result is angioma "not serious". Could that be the cause?

Neurologist requested MRI due to severe headaches, migraines, numbness, etc. Nurse called, result is angioma "not serious". Could that be the cause?

Venous angiomas: Or developmental venous anomalies (DVAs), if that's what the nurse is referring to, are generally incidental findings and, in the vast majority of cases, of no clinical significance and requiring no treatment. So it is unlikely to be the cause of your symptoms, but you should discuss the results with your doctor if you have questions. ...Read more

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Suffering from severe headaches migraines earache and eye pain non stop for a few days I also feel extremely nauseous and the pains are getting worse?

Suffering from severe headaches migraines earache and eye pain non stop for a few days I also feel extremely nauseous and the pains are getting worse?

See ophthalmologist: Eye pain, headaches, and nausea together can be a sign of very high eye pressure. The eye doctor can also make sure you do not have pressure on your optic nerves from the headaches (papilledema). You need to see your doctor to make sure nothing serious is occurring. ...Read more

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Skull fracture when I was younger, severe headaches/migraines recently. Related?

Skull fracture when I was younger, severe headaches/migraines recently. Related?

Possibly, depends: The degree of the skull fracture and associated head injury is an important factor in determining if your current symptoms might be related. The more severe the head injury, the more likely your current headaches might be related. It is known that patients who have severe head injury are at increased risk for delayed sequelae-ie. Hydrocephalus, cognitive issues. You should have this checked out. ...Read more

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I get severe headaches/migraines, as often as every 2-3 days which are not relieved by nsaids. I also have a mild headache all the time. Is it possible that I have a brain tumor?

I get severe headaches/migraines, as often as every 2-3 days which are not relieved by nsaids. I also have a mild headache all the time. Is it possible that I have a brain tumor?

Thankfully not likel: Fortunately having a brain mass is far down on the differential diagnosis. Mass lesions cause additional neurologic symptoms and signs that have a propensity to progress.

Other causes of chronic daily headache include transformed migraine, rebound headaches from overutilization of the same headache meds, cervical spine disease, and sleep apnea to name a few. Please meet with your doctor. ...Read more

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Severe headaches migraines earache and aching eyes and I feel extremely sick, could this be brain aneurysm?

Severe headaches migraines earache and aching eyes and I feel extremely sick, could this be brain aneurysm?

Probably not: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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My friend have this severe headache not migraine it comes up straight from the neck to the head, if she gets cold or hot or stressed it happens help!

My friend have this severe headache not migraine it comes up straight from the neck to the head, if she gets cold or hot or stressed it happens help!

Muscle spasms: This is most likely due to muscle spasms in the neck that travel up to the jaw muscles, especially the temporalis muscles on either side of your head that are large muscles that allow you to close your jaw. Keep your neck from extremes of cold especially. If it continues see a dentist about possible TMJ issues and maybe some physical therapy and muscle relaxant medications. ...Read more

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Recently I have been getting severe headaches or migraine when starting my period. Why now all of a sudden? It's debilitating and I hate taking med.

Recently I have been getting severe headaches or migraine when starting my period. Why now all of a sudden? It's debilitating and I hate taking med.

Menstrual migraine: Begin two days before the menstrual cycle and lasts through day 3 of the cycle. Compared to other migraine attacks, menstrual migraines are more severe and last longer. See your PCP for consultation, tests and menstrual migraine management. ...Read more

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Every time I have sinusitis, I also have this severe headache like a migraine. Is this normal?

Headaches: It is common to have severe headaches when having sinusitis. If you already have migraines, they can get exacerbated by the sinusitis, perhaps by interfering with your sleep pattern and by continuously building pressure in the congested sinuses. Some untreated sinusitis may carry serious risk. Consult with your physician to see if you need additional therapy with antibiotics. Hope you feel well. ...Read more

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Yday I finished taking my last dose of clomid (clomiphene). Today I have severe headache more like migraine ache. Do I need to call my doctor?

Yday I finished taking my last dose of clomid (clomiphene). Today I have severe headache more like migraine ache. Do I need to call my doctor?

Depends...: ...On how severe. If you've never had headaches like this you may need examination and/or imaging to assure there is nothing going on in your brain. This can be a side effect of the clomid, (clomiphene) especially if you are prone to headaches/migraines. ...Read more

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How do I treat these severe headaches beyond migraines?

How do I treat these severe headaches beyond migraines?

See a neurologist: Migraines can be pretty bad and can be amongst the more decpacitating of the headaches. Certainly if headaches are even more severe than that a neurological consult is urgently needed as soon as possible. Cluster headaches are another form of severe headache that some people describe as worse than headaches, but severe headaches warrant neurologic diagnosis first then treatment. ...Read more

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19 year old suffering increasingly severe headaches and migraines with syptoms of a brain tumour?

19 year old suffering increasingly severe headaches and migraines with syptoms of a brain tumour?

See your MD: There are many causes for headaches and because of the
increasing symptoms you are experiencing I would recommend you seek medical care. Still it is not likely that you have a brain tumor Feel better ...Read more

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My cousin encountered severe headache because of her migraine. What is the best home remedies for this?

My cousin encountered severe headache because of her migraine. What is the best home remedies for this?

Caffeine: Regular tea usually has the most caffeine although coffee and some sodas have caffeine as well. Caffeine is only one ingredient that is in excedrine which is the best over the counter headache medication. It also contains tylenol (acetaminophen) and aspirine. Beware if you are taking prescription medication especially a blood thinner. ...Read more

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Severe daily headache+migraine. On Elavil, topamax, (topiramate) acebutolol. Good BP. Clean CT. Good blood panel (+thyroid) No triggers. No rebound Any options?

Severe daily headache+migraine. On Elavil, topamax, (topiramate) acebutolol. Good BP. Clean CT. Good blood panel (+thyroid) No triggers. No rebound Any options?

Soft tissue injury: 26 y male with headaches resistant to dx and Rx. Muscle tension HA's can cause. Check for asymmetry of mass and tone of superior traps. Head usually slightly tilts to side of the weakest and less toned superior trapezius. Concern for remote shoulder injury on weak muscle side wherein chronic pain resides. ...Read more

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Recently I've had a constant sore spot on the top of my scalp toward the end of my hairline. Wake ea day with severe headache. History of migraines.

Recently I've had a constant sore spot on the top of my scalp toward the end of my hairline. Wake ea day with severe headache. History of migraines.

Get checked: Persistent sores need to be addressed. Could be an infection, shingles, or skin cancer. Lets get this checked out in person. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been getting severe headache constantly. And several migraines. Flashing or blinking lights can trigger them and make me feel like I will puke.

I have been getting severe headache constantly. And several migraines. Flashing or blinking lights can trigger them and make me feel like I will puke.

Migraine: These are common complaints with headache syndromes, many which are migraine types. Since some can be a result of blood vessel problems in the brain, you should be evaluated by a doctor who may decide to do some testing. Such headaches are often managed well by some common medications, but the first order of business is to make sure they are not due to an impending "event" like a leaking vessel. ...Read more

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I have a severe migraine headache. I am allergic to anti inflammatories. What can I take?

I have a severe migraine headache. I am allergic to anti inflammatories. What can I take?

Migraine.: Medicine-wise, start with Acetaminophen 100mg every six hours. If this doesn’t help in a day or two, go see your doctor. There are migraine-specific medications that can be tried the next time you get a headache. ...Read more

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What is the latest regimen to treat severe migraine headaches?

What is the latest regimen to treat severe migraine headaches?

See below: There are multiple choices of medications to treat acute and chronic migraine, with some patients responding well to one choice but not the other. For a review of the current regimens for migraine, written for patients go to http://bit. Ly/1MKNPQf There are supraorbital nerve stimulating devices available or being studied that can reduce migraine

http://bit. Ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read more

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I have severe migraine headaches almost twice a month, each lasting two days each. What to do I do?

Consider: Preventative meds, such as prescription or otc preps, but also botox, occipital nerve blocks, acupuncture, newer dental splints, plastic surgical superficial headache procedure, all of which may work. See a headache specialist. ...Read more

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Persistent headache/severe migraine for a week, BP usually 100/60 and is now 100/80.

Persistent headache/severe migraine for a week, BP usually 100/60 and is now 100/80.

Headache: A new or different headache or persistent warrants being evaluated by a doctor. Your blood pressure is just reacting to the pain likely. Do you usually get headaches? Talk with your MD. Migraines usually go away within a few days but stress headaches can last quite long. ...Read more

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What causes sudden severe headaches? Are they considered migraines?

What causes sudden severe headaches? Are they considered migraines?

Maybe: There are many, many causes of sudden severe headaches from simple dehyrdation or lack of adequate food intake to life threatening vascular events (brain bleeds). Migraines are a specific type of headaches which have a specific pattern and diagnostic criteria. If headaches persist they require speciatly consultation evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been on topomax for approx 2 years for migraines/severe headaches. I've noticed that my short term memory has not been so great, is it S/E?

I have been on topomax for approx 2 years for migraines/severe headaches. I've noticed that my short term memory has not been so great, is it S/E?

Very possible: Hello Miss Shaquita-how are you? I miss our visits and your sense of cordialness. Why not set something up so we can have a chat again and see how things have been going? Many of the medications we use to prevent headaches can have side effects affecting short-term memory. The real question becomes "is it working? " and is the trade-off for headache prevention worth the side effects? HO! HO! HO! ...Read more

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How effective are daith piercings for migraines/severe headaches? I've been hearing a lot about people getting them to relieve headaches

How effective are daith piercings for migraines/severe headaches? I've been hearing a lot about people getting them to relieve headaches

Take medical treatme: There are very many good medicines for treating migraines but you need to go to your doctor at least once. Acupuncture is an alternative treatment but it may cost you more.
Check out either one of the above treatment options but stay away from piercings etc which can cause infection and land you in more trouble. ...Read more

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How likely is this to be a stroke; 3 month HX of vertigo, right sided neck pain and severe headache. Episodes can last 7 days. Migraine or stroke?

How likely is this to be a stroke; 3 month HX of vertigo, right sided neck pain and severe headache. Episodes can last 7 days. Migraine or stroke?

U should B Cn by-: -a neurologist, the important thing is 2 rule out it Bing a transient vascular event. An MRA of the brain will pick up a narrowing of a vessel or an aneurism. ...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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
1,493 Doctors shared insights

Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


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