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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)

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


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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 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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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 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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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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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