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Blackened vision, dizzy, and sharp pain in head when sit up or stand up. BP 82/56. Some doctors say it's ok others say go to neurologist?

Blackened vision, dizzy, and sharp pain in head when sit up or stand up. BP 82/56. Some doctors say it's ok others say go to neurologist?

I'm biased: If somebody even thinks see a neurologist......you should probably see one of us. (And sooner than later) That BP is way too low. Need more information to say more (age, meds, conditions) Posterior circulation ischemia (dimming of vision and dizziness) can lead to a major brain stem stroke and death (or worse). ...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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Why am I waking up with headache every morning, usually on one side, back of head & also sharp pain behind left eye. I've waked up really dizzy to.?

Why am I waking up with headache every morning, usually on one side, back of head & also sharp pain behind left eye. I've waked up really dizzy to.?

Awakening Headache: Cluster, migraine may produce a headache that is present upon awakening. It is important that the doctor first identify and exclude a secondary headache and determine the proper diagnosis. See headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Been having headaches for about 3weeks now,with a sharp pain in my nose.tablets don’t seem to work.Been dizzy,nauseous and very “lazy”?,I get a hungry feeling,also when I wakeup, also missed period

Been having headaches for about 3weeks now,with a sharp pain in my nose.tablets don’t seem to work.Been dizzy,nauseous and very “lazy”?,I get a hungry feeling,also when I wakeup, also missed period

Headaches: Since you've missed your period, pregnancy must be considered and if pregnant, ok for any medications should be obtained from your obstetrician. The headaches occurring for 3 weeks may be related to sinus congestion but other causes must be ruled out. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you. Get a pregnancy test before any xrays or medications are recommended. ...Read more

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Stiff neck for months. Dizziness while lying down, last night a very sharp pain woke me up on right side of my head that seemed to travel up?

Stiff neck for months. Dizziness while lying down, last night a very sharp pain woke me up on right side of my head that seemed to travel up?

I would: Go to the hospital, now. I would not even wait till the morning please. You need to know why this is happening. Please don't put this off till tomorrow. ...Read more

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Occasional dizziness for 5 seconds after standing up, followed by ringing in ear and a sharp pain on my top right side of my head. Should I see a doc?

Occasional dizziness for 5 seconds after standing up, followed by ringing in ear and a sharp pain on my top right side of my head. Should I see a doc?

Dizziness: Yes, you should see a doctor. The dizziness could be from standing up too quickly and a drop in your blood pressure, but could be a sign of other issues, which need to be more thoroughly evaluated. The ringing in the ear and pain that you described may be an associated symptom but also needs further exploration. ...Read more

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Should I have this check by a doctor or a specialist, if so what kind? I have for the past 4 or 5 months have a had a sharp pain in the lower right side of my head towards the base of my neck, immeadiatly followed by dizziness it happens anywhere from 1

Should I have this check by a doctor or a specialist, if so what kind? I have for the past 4 or 5 months have a had a sharp pain in the lower right side of my head towards the base of my neck, immeadiatly followed by dizziness it happens anywhere from 1

Anytime : Anytime a headache is associated with other neurologic symptoms you need to have a neurologic evaluation. Useful information for the neurologist would include prior head trauma with and without loss of consciousness, history of neck injury, family history of migraines or epilepsy, and any other associated symptoms (nausea, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, confusion, fatigue...).

Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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Neurological problem? I have a sharp pain on side of my head just above my ear along with some dizziness only for a few seconds. What could this be?

Neurological problem? I have a sharp pain on side of my head just above my ear along with some dizziness only for a few seconds. What could this be?

Many things: This can be many things, but at your age and history of rheumatoid arthritis, likely a muscular contraction causing an 'ice pick" type of pain arising from the first two cervical nerve roots. ...Read more

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Got dizzy, fell backwards, hit head last week. Still, have neck and pain in back of head. Aslo achey with pelvic pain and sharp pain LLQ when I turn ov?

Got dizzy, fell backwards, hit head last week. Still, have neck and pain in back of head. Aslo achey with pelvic pain and sharp pain LLQ when I turn ov?

See doctor: That fact that you got so dizzy and fell warrants an evaluation. You need to make sure that there was no serious damages to your head and body as well. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in back of head on left side, comes and goes accompanied by nausea, dizziness and feel short of breath... Been happening for 5 days now ... Any idea what's causing this?

Sharp pain in back of head on left side, comes and goes accompanied by nausea, dizziness and feel short of breath... Been happening for 5 days now ... Any idea what's causing this?

Can not pin point th: These symptoms are non-specific for any condition. But if your symptoms are persisting still, then you shouild see your doctor for examination and perhaps have some tests to find the cuase. Headaches can cause nausea but if headache is severe and persistent you may need to have your head/brain checked with a ct scan or MRI scan of the brain. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in back of head. Area sore to touch. No injury. Woke with dizziness and nausea. Can't walk straight or even drive today.?

Sharp pain in back of head. Area sore to touch. No injury. Woke with dizziness and nausea. Can't walk straight or even drive today.?

Headache, dizziness: Call 911 and go to ER, may be vertigo but usually not with headache, may be reflux and h pylori, may be herpes infection, may be internal brain process like bleed call 911 ...Read more

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L had a sharp pain on the right side of my head behind my ear. At the same time l felt a twinge in my left foot. Now I'm elevator dizzy. Causes?

L had a sharp pain on the right side of my head behind my ear. At the same time l felt a twinge in my left foot. Now I'm elevator dizzy. Causes?

See a neruologist: The only area where problems of the ear, skin of the head, and foot would come together is in the brain. You situation is too unique to adequately diagnose over the internet. ...Read more

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I'm having a sharp pain below my left collar bone. There's a pressure in my head and I'm dizzy. I'm a 17-year-old girl who smokes and takes bc pills.

I'm having a sharp pain below my left collar bone. There's a pressure in my head and I'm dizzy. I'm a 17-year-old girl who smokes and takes bc pills.

Calm: Yes, smoking and birth control pills are associated with increased stroke and blood clot risk. However, it is still uncommon. Please see your doctor and get checked. This is a good moment to consider to quit smoking. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I get sharp recurring headaches on the same part in the back of my head whenever I excersize and stays for a while after. Dizziness as well.

I get sharp recurring headaches on the same part in the back of my head whenever I excersize and stays for a while after. Dizziness as well.

Atypical migraine: For someone gets headaches and dizziness I think I'm in a typical form of migraine. Exercise me because incidental. The trigger may actually be stress, dehydration or something else what you're doing or not doing at the time of exercise. Neurologists and EMTs specialize in migraine. ...Read more

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I was standing up dying my hair when all of a sudden I got a sharp pain in my lower back, had a hot flash, and became nauseous and dizzy. Why?

Dizziness: Back pain is possibly of musculoskeletal origin: muscle spasm, positional perhaps. The hot flash nausea dizziness more likely a rapid vasovagal reflex due to the pain. Pain perception can activate autonomic circuits that result in vasodilation and slowing of the heart rate resulting in your symptoms. Check with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment if necessary. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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After I woke up I felt sharp pain in my right temple I continued laying down, when I got out of bed I was very, very dizzy & have ringing ears?

After I woke up I felt sharp pain in my right temple I continued laying down, when I got out of bed I was very, very dizzy & have ringing ears?

ENT: I would start with an ENT and make sure there are no problems of the ear and inner ear. If there was nothing found there, I have seen all of these symptoms in patients with tmjd (tempormandibular joint disorders. You may have slept on your jaw funny and caused this temporarily. ...Read more

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Feeling dizzy nd room spinning whilst in bed. Sharp pain at side of right eye?

Feeling dizzy nd room spinning whilst in bed. Sharp pain at side of right eye?

See eye doctor: You may have a serious problem and should go to er. Once all the basic emergency items have been eliminated, you should see an eye doctor and make sure there is not an ocular source such as misaligned eyes or elevated eye pressure. ...Read more

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Head pressure dizziness sometimes vision. Changes somerimes headache nd sharp pains could something be seriously wrong with me? Anxiety TMJ allergies

Head pressure dizziness sometimes vision. Changes somerimes headache nd sharp pains could something be seriously wrong with me? Anxiety TMJ allergies

Important to see MD: Any severe headache deserves attention and ruling out most rare but serious conditions. Once shown to be not life-threatening, as most are not, then muscular caused can be dealt with. The majority of headaches are of muscular origin. ...Read more

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Hi doctor. I have constant headaches, sometimes there are sharp pains around the temple area, i also experience dizziness and light-headed sometimes?

Eating Often: Are you eating often enough? This could be due to lack of water or even lack of food. Try increasing your water intake first and let me know what your diet consists of and I will help you from there :]. ...Read more

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Headache x5days Motrin, Tylenol, Excedrin not helping Right back of head sharp pain/pressure Feels like I was hit in the head, dizziness on and off?

New headache: This sounds new. Any new headache refractory to pain medication and with associated symptoms such as fever, confusion, muscle weakness, dizziness, or vision change needs evaluation. Although still more likely to be transient/treatable, I would recommend seeing your physician or heading to the ED if the pain is unremitting. ...Read more

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Not diagnosed with lupus yet pstive ana/dsdna several minor symptoms. Recently BP drops to 100/60 feel dizzy/chst tight sharp pain/headache thoughts?

Not diagnosed with lupus yet pstive ana/dsdna several minor symptoms. Recently BP drops to 100/60 feel dizzy/chst tight sharp pain/headache thoughts?

See details: A BP of 100/60 is not really low and has no relationship to the positive blood tests. Headaches are also unrelated to lupus. It sound as if anxiety may be playing a role. ...Read more

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Ttc-8days late, woke up really dizzy last night, mild headaches, on off backache, sharp pain in left ovary. Negative test. Could i be preg? Testagain?

Possible pregnancy: You may be pregnant so you may want to test again. Your pain in the ovary may also be due to a corpus luteum cyst which is a cyst from the follicle the egg is released from that month. Sometimes the cyst hangs around longer than it should. If in doubt please see your provider for exam and possible ultrasound evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi im having everyday headaches on the left side of my head follow with cold sweat, tired fatigue, dizzy and nausea. Blowrry eyes help please?

Hi im having everyday headaches on the left side of my head follow with cold sweat, tired fatigue, dizzy and nausea. Blowrry eyes help please?

Migraine?: Do your symptoms get any better, or at least more bearable, if you are in a dark, quiet place? If so, you likely are having migraine headaches. Other than going into dark, quiet places, the only advice I can give is to see a doctor to get a conclusive diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more