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High temperature, sore throat, stiff neck, sweats headache behind eyes and back of head. It throbs when I stand up from bed but subsides. Hurts when cough.

High temperature, sore throat, stiff neck, sweats headache behind eyes and back of head. It throbs when I stand up from bed but subsides. Hurts when cough.

Sounds a lot: Like INFLUENZA (FLU!!!!) Drink lots of fluids, takes Aspirin or Acetominophen for the fever and REST!

If symptoms continue or worsen...Call your Primary Care Provider (PCP) for advice and possibly a hands on examination!
Good Luck BE WELL!
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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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Headaches in back of head stiff neck cold sweats and back pains are symptoms of what?

Headaches in back of head stiff neck cold sweats and back pains are symptoms of what?

Be checked.: While there are many very benign causes to what you are describing (such as cervical disc disease), I would recommend being checked. Although not real common, neck pain, stiffness, headaches and cold sweats could be a sign of some conditions which are much more serious, even life threatening such as meningitis. Be checked. ...Read more

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Bad dizziness, headaches, nosebridge & temples pressure, woke me up at night. Pressure in the back of the head & painful stiff neck. What is it?

Bad dizziness, headaches, nosebridge & temples pressure, woke me up at night. Pressure in the back of the head & painful stiff neck. What is it?

Migraine headache?: Your symptoms are suggestive of vascular headache. But if you are under lots of stress than also you at wake up with stiff neck but usually not pounding headache. Try Antiinflammtory medicine like Ibuprofen or Naprosyn (naproxen). Drink lots of fluid bid this is recurrent episode please consult your MD ...Read more

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I am 17yrs old symptoms: pounding headache moodswings dizziness stiff neck/shoulder/back heavy head almost imposible to get my headup in the morning?

I am 17yrs old symptoms: pounding headache moodswings dizziness stiff neck/shoulder/back heavy head almost imposible to get my headup in the morning?

See your doctor: Although this could be viral; but the younger the age the more likely chance of bacterial infection. With stiff neck and not being able to get your headup I would worry about meningitis that can become dangerous. See your family md asap. If rapid decline go to nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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I got a sudden headache/pain on left back side of head. The left side of my tongue/mouth started feeling weird & stiff neck. I have an AVM & migraines?

I got a sudden headache/pain on left back side of head. The left side of my tongue/mouth started feeling weird & stiff neck. I have an AVM & migraines?

Either condition: Either migraine or AVM could cause your symptoms. If transient and occurs rarely, it is probably not of major concern. If persistent you need to see your PCP or your neurologist for eval. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing throbbing dull headaches back of head, stiff neck this morning, swollen lymph nodes in neck, dizziness, and tested + Ana test homogene?

I'm experiencing throbbing dull headaches back of head, stiff neck this morning, swollen lymph nodes in neck, dizziness, and tested + Ana test homogene?

A +ANA does not Dx L: Just because you have a+ ANA in a Homogenous pattern does not automatically mean you have lupus. Have your physician refer you to a rheumatologist to clarify your diagnsois. Headache and swollen lymph nodes can occur fo many reasons ...Read more

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Yesterday I got extreme pain and pressure in left back of head while bending down. Today I had pain and stiff neck on left side. Any ideas?

Yesterday I got extreme pain and pressure in left back of head while bending down. Today I had pain and stiff neck on left side. Any ideas?

Pain in the neck: Or cervicalgia, is the most common syndrome seen in PCP practice. May be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain and with associated symptoms headache, facial pain or TMJ. See your PCP for consultation, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Abscessed top back tooth for a month. Pus drainage, stiff neck, headache, swollen cheek is bruised, no pain/fever since last wk. Still fluey. No insur.

Abscessed top back tooth for a month. Pus drainage, stiff neck, headache, swollen cheek is bruised, no pain/fever since last wk. Still fluey. No insur.

Try Obamacare: Check to see if you qualify for Obamacare, which has a dental component. In addition, dental schools and hospital residency programs offer dental care at reduced rates. Try to contact ASAP to avoid bigger problems. ...Read more

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I have headaches. Nausea. Stiff neck. Chills. Forgetful. Sore back. Light hurts my eyes. Pain in my jaw at top near ear.

I have headaches. Nausea. Stiff neck. Chills. Forgetful. Sore back. Light hurts my eyes. Pain in my jaw at top near ear.

Go to ER: Go to the emergency room. Now. These can be symptoms of meningitis, a life threatening and contagious condition. There are other conditions that are less common for a 27 year old. Infections like cat scratch fever and some other serious infections and inflammatory conditions can also cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had a stiff neck for months, hurts when I turn my head to the right...Discovered lump on left side right next to spine. To press - slght hdache?

I have had a stiff neck for months, hurts when I turn my head to the right...Discovered lump on left side right next to spine. To press - slght hdache?

Get assessed: Anytime you have a newly found growth, you need a physical exam. It may be something concerning, or it may be a trigger point. Trigger points can present as a small nodule, often just lateral to the spine in the muscles, and pressing on them can cause shooting pains to other areas, and occur with spasms. However, with any new type of growth, you will need a physical exam to be sure what it is. ...Read more

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Pressure sensation on my left eye and the back of my left ear. I also have stiff neck, started as a head ache that made my face a little numb?

Pressure sensation on my left eye and the back of my left ear. I also have stiff neck, started as a head ache that made my face a little numb?

TMJ TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Stiff neck, headaches, earache and face numbness are associated symptoms of TMD. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management. ...Read more

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Friend and I knocked heads yesterday's really hard. Got an instant headache. I still have headache and now when I chew it hurts. Also stiff neck.

Friend and I knocked heads yesterday's really hard. Got an instant headache. I still have headache and now when I chew it hurts. Also stiff neck.

Post traumatic HA: Head hits can lead to daily headache, plus muscle tightness of face, jaw and neck. Likely this will resolve on it's own within 4 weeks or less. For the first 2 weeks, it's okay to take over-the counter Ibuprofen or Naproxen as needed. If it persists beyond 2 weeks, get in to a neurologist for evaluation and management. Good luck! ...Read more

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Bumped my head 34 hrs ago, cut which bled but didn't hurt that much now it and the surrounding area is painful I have headache, stiff neck, is it ok?

Headache: Althought the stiff neck is likely to be due to neck muscles strain, it would be wise to see a physician who could examine you and determine if there is a need for further testing. ...Read more

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Got stiff neck and headaches if I shake my head. Help?

Muscle contraction: There are many things we need to know. Do you have a fever? If you do you need to see if physician. If it is a muscle contraction headache it may improve with heat. You could have a sinus infection too. You would best see your physician to clarify this ...Read more

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Bumped head 9 hours ago. Stiff neck immediately, headache pain level 1 starting 1 hour ago. Neck. Still stiff. Am I Ok? Besides stated, feel fine.

Bumped head 9 hours ago. Stiff neck immediately, headache pain level 1 starting 1 hour ago. Neck. Still stiff. Am I Ok? Besides stated, feel fine.

Should be evaluated.: History suggestive of trauma to your neck or possibly brain. You should be evaluated by a neurologist just to be sure that there is no serious trauma. ...Read more

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I experienced a two weeks of cluster headaches. I still got blurred fuzzy vision with occasional sharp pains in my head with stiff neck. Pls help?

I experienced a two weeks of cluster headaches. I still got blurred fuzzy vision with occasional sharp pains in my head with stiff neck. Pls help?

Likely migraines: Cluster headaches are headaches on one side of the head with eye tearing and/or nose running on that same side of the head that make you agitated and pace that last 15-180 minutes untreated. Migraines last 4+ hours untreated and are more often associated with nausea and blurred vision. The distinction matters since we treat them differently. Feel free to consult me if you'd like to further discuss ...Read more

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I fell last night & hit my head on a drive way really hard, today I’ve had a slight headache and stiff neck, am I probably fine? Or should I be worrie

I fell last night & hit my head on a drive way really hard, today I’ve had a slight headache and stiff neck, am I probably fine? Or should I be worrie

Concerned: Some residual ache can be expected but one can never be certain that you might have a concussion or subdural hematoma problem. If the headache gets worse and any nausea, neurologic symptoms or visual distortion occurs, need to rush to ER. Regardless, in case of doubt get examined. ...Read more

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Stiff neck, pain in neck when head is moved side to side. Headaches, cold sensations in head. Symptoms come and go?

Exercise: It may help to exercise enough so that you sweat, that will raise core body temperature and relax the muscles.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
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I hit my head last night, had a small bump. Woke up to a stiff neck. I don't have headaches or anything besides the stiff neck. Should I get it checked out?

I hit my head last night, had a small bump. Woke up to a stiff neck. I don't have headaches or anything besides the stiff neck. Should I get it checked out?

Not necessarily: In the absence of other symptoms, the wait and see approach to a stiff neck is ok. The bump is enough to explain minor muscle or connective tissue irritation contributing to the stiffness. Apply heat and get adequate rest/hydration and see if it improves. ...Read more

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Suffering from frequent stiff neck. Plus headache and dry cough (both occurred just now). My head hurts when I cough too. Help?

Suffering from frequent stiff neck. Plus headache and dry cough (both occurred just now). My head hurts when I cough too. Help?

Comments: Would suggest you likely have either an upper respiratory tract infection or asthma, and this could readily be controlled. The cough probably exacerbates the neck which triggers the headaches. All of this could readily be addressed by your regular doctor. ...Read more

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Wat woud cause bad localize headaches, stiff neck, xtreme fatigue for over 2 weeks str8, with head much worse like gona xplode btween 2and 10 a.M.?

Cannot diagnose: These symptoms could be the result of numerous conditions and requires a full detailed history and exam and possible some testing including imaging studies. Start out with your primary care physician and they may refer you to a neurologist. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Tight stiff neck constantly. Headaches and tingling face, head and fingers.?

Neck issues: Have you had a good exam of your neck with possibly radiologic studies to check if you have pinched nerves that could cause these symptoms? Could also be a migraine. ...Read more

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Severe headache in one spot of head, dizziness and stiff neck. What do you recommend?

Severe headache in one spot of head, dizziness and stiff neck. What do you recommend?

Pain meds/Vist your: If you have any fever you should go see your docotr. Otherwise pain medicine will help your headache. For mild headache take tylenol (acetaminophen) 2 tabs every 6 hourly if needed, if this does not help after one or two doses, take Aspirin or ibuprofen (motrin or advil) 2 tablets at a time, every 6-8 hourly for one or two days as needed. ...Read more

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Pain behind my neck, stiff neck, hurts to move head, headache, 98.8 - 99.8 temp. Severe body aches to the point where I cry. Hot/cold flashes.

Pain behind my neck, stiff neck, hurts to move head, headache, 98.8 - 99.8 temp. Severe body aches to the point where I cry. Hot/cold flashes.

"Aseptic" meningitis: You probably have a viral infection causing irritation to the coverings around the brain/spinal cord. Good you don't have a major fever, but you should get checked by your primary physician. I don't think you have bacterial meningitis-you would be sicker (believe it or not). There are 100s of different kinds of meningitis BTW-you won't die from this, but your doc could help with symptom management ...Read more

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Can meningitis go away? Ii had a stiff neck and fever/headache for a day but feel fine now. Head hurts sometimes though. Or could it be my posture?

Those: Symptoms do not mean meningitis. You have to rule it out by running tests including spinal fluid. I think it is more posture related like you said from your line of work or staying in the computer too long. Always see your doctor if condition worsened. Relax and get enough sleep 8 hours at least! ...Read more

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Worst/longest headache ever 2days ago behind eye, side of head only right stiff neck. Worse lyin down also 1st. Still have not bad but still feel weird?

Worst/longest headache ever 2days ago behind eye, side of head only right stiff neck. Worse lyin down also 1st. Still have not bad but still feel weird?

Headache: 34 M with no medical Hx provided notes: Worst/longest headache ever 2days ago behind eye, side of head only right stiff neck. Worse lyin down also 1st. Still have not bad but still feel weird? ANS: What is your question? I would recommend you call your Dr. Office in AM. Otherwise I can only say it is the worst case of whatever it is I have ever heard about. Dr Humor there. Call your Dr. ...Read more

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Could I've had meningitis and not notice it? Had (still do) a stiff neck, headache (only when I shook my head), muscle pulling and twitching. Help

Could I've had meningitis and not notice it? Had (still do) a stiff neck, headache (only when I shook my head), muscle pulling and twitching. Help

May be: Viral meningitis may produce relatively mild symptoms, however, you should see a doctor to get checked out. You may consult this site for information: https://www. Cdc. Gov/meningitis/viral. Html
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Hit my head on the street yesterday. I have a mild concussion. Headache and dizziness better today. Have a stiff neck though. Should I go to er?

Hit my head on the street yesterday. I have a mild concussion. Headache and dizziness better today. Have a stiff neck though. Should I go to er?

Yes: You must rule out the possibility of bleeding into the brain. There is a well known lucid interval that may last for hours following a head injury. It would be wise to go to the emergency room and rule out the possibility of a sub dural bleed. ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Neck Strain (Definition)

Causes pain and discomfort with neck movement and can occur due to muscle strains, ...Read more