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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?
My husband had the body trembling, headaches, arrhythmia and lost sleep. Your coloesterol is 246. He may have a heart attack?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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