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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 : 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 and find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some of the 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 regards 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
Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...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've been having pounding headaches with pounding heartbeat after phys activity. ER visit no heart attack, normal sinus rhythm. What could it be?
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
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
Can I take a heart attack or stroke from taking 2 advils a day 3-5 days per week for my tension headaches?
My husband had the body trembling, headaches, arrhythmia and lost sleep. Your coloesterol is 246. He may have a heart attack?
Could ischemic heart disease be diagnosed and treated. Could it be that type of disease cause dizziness , severe headaches ?
C Below: 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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