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Began w/ headache (squeezing sharp pain) on Sun. Bodyache soon followed. Fever of 100 on Mon. No cough. No runny nose or congestion. No light sensitvy?

Began w/ headache (squeezing sharp pain) on Sun. Bodyache soon followed. Fever of 100 on Mon. No cough. No runny nose or congestion. No light sensitvy?

You are sick.: What with? Well that depends on where you live, what you do, etc. The symptoms you describe are totally non specific and if you feel sufficiently unwell you may want to go and see an actual doctor in person. If you are in Guinea, along the coast of Africa the list of possibilities is totally different that if you work in a school in Oregon. If you are worried, see an MD. FYI fever is 100.4 or more ...Read more

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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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Every morning for the past few weeks I've been waking up with a really bad headache. It is becoming more frequent. The pain is a squeezing abd sharp.

Tension type: headache. Many patients feel as if they were wearing a tight hat or having their heads in a vice, a lot of pressure. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the temples, cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. The occurrence of bruxism especially daytime bruxism, appears to be related to physical stress. See orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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What kind of headache does I have when it hurts from the front to the back throbbing sometimes sharp pain here and there.Squeezing feels like pressure?

What kind of headache does I have when it hurts from the front to the back throbbing sometimes sharp pain here and there.Squeezing feels like pressure?

Tension migraines : Tension migraines worsen as the day progresses. The muscles of the neck and scalp spasm and lead to a vice like tension across the head. Often the headaches will predominate on one side. Treatments to relax the muscles are the best remedy. Finding the cause and treating it will eliminate the headaches. See a headache expert for evaluation. ...Read more

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I've got headache feel sick and dizzy it feels like someone's squeezing my head anything i can do to ease sytpoms?

I've got headache feel sick and dizzy it feels like someone's squeezing my head anything i can do to ease sytpoms?

Depends on the cause: Appropriate treatment depends on the cause of the headache. A tension headache is often described as squeezing but is usually not associated with dizziness and feeling sick. A tension headache usually starts later in the day and responds to tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil. Migraines often have nausea and vomiting , sound and light sensitivity, and are severe enough to interfere with activity such as school. ...Read more

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I've got a squeezing sensation in my top left chest area accompanied with a headache. Does this indicate a heart problem ?

I've got a squeezing sensation in my top left chest area accompanied with a headache. Does this indicate a heart problem ?

Chest pain: When we evaluate the chest pain, we look at the duration of pain, precipitating events, how long, how often and any associated symptoms and other underlying medical problems and risk factor assessment. Pain may be from heart, musculoskeletal or referred pain, if the pain is a recurrent problem have yourself checked out. ...Read more

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Waking daily with a headache that feels like it's squeezing my head also some nausea and dizziness it can last from 10min to a couple of hours?

Waking daily with a headache that feels like it's squeezing my head also some nausea and dizziness it can last from 10min to a couple of hours?

Get evaluation: Although could be due to migraine or tension mechanisms, might wonder about jaw or dental triggers. See your primary doctor, but you may also need dental consultation. ...Read more

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Had on & of headache at my back head & neck for 2 months & was gone. Now i feel tightness & stiffness @ back neck & squeezing my head when i get up?

Had on & of headache at my back head & neck for 2 months & was gone. Now i feel tightness & stiffness @ back neck & squeezing my head when i get up?

Tension: These sound very much like tension headaches and you may now be experiencing the direct pain and discomfort in the muscle groups which were affecting your temporalis muscles and producing headache. On the other hand, without seeing you cannot be sure. See a doctor if this keeps up. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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My neck is throbbing. My headache feels like someone is squeezing my head. How to figure out if I have a concussion?

My neck is throbbing. My headache feels like someone is squeezing my head. How to figure out if I have a concussion?

Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately. Some of your symptoms also sound similar to migraine. ...Read more

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Had headache for 2weeks. Today started getting different type of pain in right side forehead and back of head. Kind of like burning n squeezing pain.

Had headache for 2weeks. Today started getting different type of pain in right side forehead and back of head. Kind of like burning n squeezing pain.

Headache: Difficult to say what this could be. Headaches can be differentiated into those neurological versus musculoskeletal or inflammatory. If you have never had headaches before it is worth seeing a doctor for a more complete examination and history. Keep track of what makes it better, and what makes it worse, and try to use one of the free headache apps so as to keep a good diary of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Having headaches with blurry vision & slight nausea. The pain felt like someone was squeezing my head. what could this mean? The blurriness went away

Having headaches with blurry vision & slight nausea. The pain felt like someone was squeezing my head. what could this mean? The blurriness went away

Could be...: You could be having a bad tension headache. You could have a viral infection like a cold or a sinus infection. If the headache is really the only symptoms and there are no nasal / throat / cough symptoms, then I would try some ibuprofen or excederin migraine and get some sleep. If it worsens, see your doctor or an urgent care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have tension headaches w/o the squeezing/pressure feeling?I have those headaches but lately no pain but movement side of head/temple

Is it possible to have tension headaches w/o the squeezing/pressure feeling?I have those headaches but lately no pain but movement side of head/temple

Of course: Tension Type Headache may exist without any evidence of pericranial muscle tenderness. It is not unusual for patients with TTH to experience migraine-like symptoms (throbbing headache, visual disturbances, nausea). See your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Constant headaches right across my forehead like a tight / squeezing feeling but am having the a lot.. CT scan and MRi all fine ??

Constant headaches right across my forehead like a tight / squeezing feeling but am having the a lot.. CT scan and MRi all fine ??

Not unusual;misuseCT: Most headaches without associated neurologic symptoms (numbness, weakness, paralysis) have NO structural cause (over 99% of them). So it's NOT unexpected for a CT scan or MRI to be "fine". THEY ARE A MISUSE of TIME & MONEY 4 diagnosing this condition. Your description of the symptom (foreheads, squeezing) sounds like tension headache, which a neurologist can diagnose & treat just by talking to yu ...Read more

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Severe stomach pain in middle where rib cage splits, hurts most when lying down, headache, nausea, pain in back....feels like burning, squeezing?

Severe stomach pain in middle where rib cage splits, hurts most when lying down, headache, nausea, pain in back....feels like burning, squeezing?

Uncertain: No obvious diagnosis, but it sounds like it would be a good idea to go see your primary care provider. The urgency of the visit depends on duration and severity of symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Past few weeks been getting pressure in nose like someone squeezing it/ light headed feeling / headaches above eyes.. Using sinus spray not helping?

Past few weeks been getting pressure in nose like someone squeezing it/ light headed feeling / headaches above eyes..  Using sinus spray not helping?

Acute Sinusitis: Sounds like your developing an acute sinus infection. Characterized by worsening facial pain/pressure, nasal blockage, fevers, discolored mucous drainage that lasts for >10 days. If you are suffering from one or more of these symptoms for last few weeks would recommend evaluation by doctor and possible antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my temple not close to hair at all. I've had it for about 2 months nothing comes out and it kinda moves with my hands when I squeeze and I've been getting headaches?

I have a lump on my temple not close to hair at all.  I've had it for about 2 months nothing comes out and it kinda moves with my hands when I squeeze and I've been getting headaches?

Blocked gland: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. I would also stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. MAYBE this is what you have. Tell doc about headaches. Peace and good health ...Read more

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Am i pregnant? I have been having signs of pregnancy including sore and full breasts milky leakage when i squeeze my breast tired moody headaches craving certain foods and coffee which i drink daily is making me nauseated. I had a blood pregnancy test it

Am i pregnant? I have been having signs of pregnancy including sore and full breasts milky leakage when i squeeze my breast tired moody headaches craving certain foods and coffee which i drink daily is making me nauseated. I had a blood pregnancy test it

Pregnant?: Why don't you get a pregnancy test? All these symptoms are likely due to pregnancy but better to confirm it. Once you know, there are several steps to be taken especially during first trimester, such as no alcohol, no smoking etc. And definitely see an obstetrician. ...Read more

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