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Severe Headaches After Heart Attack
What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure
Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. With your past history of diabetes and high blood pressure, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a complete evaluation as soon as possible. You doctor will take a thorough history and do a neurological evaluation to try to find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some questions they may ask you such as: — when did it start?
— how often do they happen?
— are they getting more frequent or more painful?
— how long do they last?
— what does the headache feel like and can you point to it?
— does it occur around the same time at night or does it ever happen during the day?
— what other symptoms do you have and when do they occur in regard to the headache?
— have you had any big life changes?
— how is your lifestyle? Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising?
— are you taking any medications? Do you drink caffeine and how much?
Answering these questions may help your doctor figure out what is causing your headaches, whether it is a serious problem or not, and how to help you. Good luck! ...Read more
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
Slight chest pain, nausea, headache, severe weakness cold sweats, normal bp and pulse. Could this still be a heart attack?
Chest pain - acute : Any chest discomfort in a patient over the age of fourty needs to be evaluated ASAP as symptoms of heart artery blockage are often atypical and vague. Take an aspirin and call 911 if severe or if not severe, have someone drive the patient to the nearest ER ASAP. In the case of heart attacks time is of the essence in reducing residual heart damage. Do not delay. Prevention Works! ...Read more
I think I have had a heart attack because I woke up with terrible pain in my jaw and a bad headache also I felt as though I had something around my ne?
Go to ER:
Call for an ambulance and don't delay. Your health is in serious trouble.
It could be something else (toothache) but if you are concerned about a heart attack best to get it ruled out now. ...Read more
My husband had the body trembling, headaches, arrhythmia and lost sleep. Your coloesterol is 246. He may have a heart attack?
Body trembling: Many symptoms with many possibilities. Time to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Seek Evaluation: As cardiac pain can be atypical in females! ...Read more
But I get headaches when I exercise. I do drink water during the work out. My parents told me that if I over do it, I could have a heart attack?
Can I take a heart attack or stroke from taking 2 advils (ibuprofen) a day 3-5 days per week for my tension headaches?
Arm pain near outer elbow for a few days. Now jaw pain in left side too, headache and fatigue. Could be heart attack or warning to one?
Unlikely: If the pain is days apart, especially unlikely. A heart attack usually declares itself within 8 hours. Although people can have "silent MIs", your age sorta rules that out ...Read more
I male 24. Feeling my left hand numb as blood running through my hand. A little chest pain and headache. Is this symptom of heart attack, hbp or else?
FDA recently stated non-aspirin NSAID can increase risk of heart attack and stroke. As a user of Advil, (ibuprofen) I take 400mg a few times a week or less for headache, some weeks not at all. Should I worry?
NSAIDS: NSAIDS are associated with such side effects. In your case, you are young and NSAIDs may not cause heart attack or stroke at this stage. People with underlying atherosclerosis and with plaque formation in their arteries are at higher risk. If you can avoid, that is preferable as Routine use of NSAIDS may contribute to gastritis, peptic ulcer, kidney damage etc. ...Read more
I have chest pain that comes and goes, headaches upper back pain dizziness. Shortness of breath nausea. Have been to ER was told not heart attack.
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Headache with pain in the back of the neck and back pain? Is it stroke or heart attack? Normal 2decho jan 2013, ecg, stress test, chest xray is it alarming
No: With all of those negative tests, in an otherwise healthy 32 year- old, it is most likely a musculoskeletal cause. A physiatrist can perform a thorough history and physical to confirm diagnosis and give you treatment options. ...Read more
I feel upper pressure below my sternum wirh haedache, feel anxious, I was told by omeone it could be the beginig of a heart attack. Txs?
I also have a heart rate of 124 when laid down and chest pain, lost a lot of weight And have a severe headache?
See your doctor: ASAP, please don't wait, or better go to ER, you need immediate medical attention, wish you wellness ...Read more
2 weeks ago I was on the phone then my entire left side suddenly became numb and tingly, heaviness also accompanied with severe headache and heart pal?
Neuro eval: This needs detail Neurological evaluationGet a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: Arteriosclerotic disease (causing the majority of heart attacks) doesn't occur in 15 year olds unless they have diabetes, are using cocaine, or have a very, very rare diease (progeria). 15 year olds can get pericarditis (usually a viral infection) which is very painful. A viral illness can also cause severe headaches. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Could ischemic heart disease be diagnosed and treated. Could it be that type of disease cause dizziness, severe headaches?
Ischemic heart disease can present in many ways. A typical scneario would be oppresive chest pain, lasting minutes, relieved by rest or nitroglycerin.
In diabetics presentation might be different.
Considering your risk factors are important in this case
HTN, Low HDL, High LDL, Age, Family HX, Smoking ...Read more
Urgent:severe headache 4th day bp155/104 dizziness and nausea feel like needles pricking at my heart go to er? Hist:hbp palps and tachy
What can cause rapid heart rate (up to 174 bpm), severe headache, rapid breathing, adrenaline rush to occur multiple times a night every night.
See your Doctor: All these symptoms are a warning that are telling you to be seen, when we lie down fluid changes in our system can trigger underlying heart disease and trigger some of your symptoms, and could also be an endocrine (gland and hormone) problem, so please get to your Doctor and get this evaluated right away! ...Read more
Past week I keep getting heart palpitations, nausea, lightheaded and a severe headache episodes. It gets worse each time. Any idea of what it could be
See doctor: There are many things that could cause this. It would be good to see a doctor and have an exam and some basic blood tests looking at for anemia and thyroid disease. In the mean time avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol and drink plenty of water, at least 6 large glasses a day. ...Read more
I have signs and symptoms of a stroke. 25 year old female no alcohol no smoking severe headache dizziness heart feela funny extreme tired and in a fog
Sudden severe headache. Vomiting. Left arm feels numb and painful at same time. Heart beating fast.
Help, I have blackouts when standing up, increased heart rate, severe headaches, hear heartbeat in ear?
I'm curious as to what could be going on with me.... Severe headaches, feels like my heart is skipping beats, shortness of breath and left arm pain.
Palpitations: If of sudden or recent onset you may have developed an arrhythmia; go get a physical evaluation including ECG ...Read more
I've been having pounding headaches with pounding heartbeat after phys activity. ER visit no heart attack, normal sinus rhythm. What could it be?
20 years old. Chest pain, especially when lying down. Pale, sweaty, lightheaded. Severe headache. Rapid heart rate that jumps around.?
Scary: All symptoms point to a fact that you are having some type of tachy-arrhythmia (fast abnormal heat rhythm). Given what you're describing, your body is not tolerating it very well so I suggest a trip to the closest ER or Urgent care center and would have another person drive or call 911. ...Read more
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