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A few weeks ago I had for 5 days straight strong headaches, I felt dizzy every time I got up from sitting or laying down, and even lost balance.

A few weeks ago I had for 5 days straight strong headaches, I felt dizzy every time I got up from sitting or laying down, and even lost balance.

Dizziness + Headache: Dizziness and headaches often go together. It is often hard to know which is the cause and which is the effect. A bad migraine can cause symptoms a lot like this.

Sometimes people feel this way when their blood pressure fluctuates. For some people, the pressure goes down when they stand and recovers when they lie down. Checking your BP would have helped.

Hope it does not come back! ...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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Is it possible for a person to have a headache straight after a seizure?

Is it possible for a person to have a headache straight after a seizure?

Yes: Seisure can cause an increase in intracranial pressure due to vascular distension. This is mostly short timed and will improve with time. Otherwise consult a neurologist for help. ...Read more

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When I look up it hurts my eyes and then I get a headache straight away, what is this?

When I look up it hurts my eyes and then I get a headache straight away, what is this?

See an eye doctor: There are a lot of reasons why this may be. You need to see an eye doctor for a full examination. They will check your refraction and your eye muscle movement. ...Read more

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Hit my head getting into car had headache straight away yesterday and today feeling a bit nauseous and slight headache what should I do?

Hit my head getting into car had headache straight away yesterday and today feeling a bit nauseous and slight headache what should I do?

DIZZY: There are no specific tests for concussion, however the symptoms you describe would be consistent with a concussion-force blow to the head. Unfortunately, there are also no rules with respect to recovery time. We do know however that "brain rest" is the most important element driving recovery. Would be happy to discuss a recovery plan. Send me an inbox consult request. ...Read more

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I have been having a headache straight for two weeks, I have felt dizzy, nauseated, tender scalp (noticed it for a long time) pain in temple?

I have been having a headache straight for two weeks, I have felt dizzy, nauseated, tender scalp (noticed it for a long time) pain in temple?

Headache: It's really hard to say what you're experiencing. Youreally need to get some care immediately in an emergence room or within the next few hours see someone that can evaluate you and do a thorough physical exam. The best of luck to you. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for two days straight, I've taken headache meds. But they aren't helping, what can I do?

I've had a headache for two days straight, I've taken headache meds. But they aren't helping, what can I do?

Headaches: If this is the worst headache that you have experienced. Then you may need to see your doctor. Otherwise most headaches are either tension type headaches or migraine headaches. If they fluctuate with your period then it may be hormonally related. If there are other symptoms like dizziness, visual problems. Weakness, speech issues, then you probably should seek out your doctor. ...Read more

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I find it hard to study more than 3 hours straight without getting a headache or loosing focus, exams are coming up, what can I do?

I find it hard to study more than 3 hours straight without getting a headache or loosing focus, exams are coming up, what can I do?

EatWell-PaceYourself: You have to 'listen' to your body. If you force it, your study efficiency will plummet, so take a break for 20-30 minutes or longer, whatever will regenerate you. Go for a walk or lie down, maybe even nap. But just getting horizontal will help. And do some stretches, loosen up. If you are walking you'll come up with questions or ideas for further study. If you are lying or stretching you'll relax ...Read more

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Bad case of very strong hiccups every few seconds for many hours straight already. Causing me headache & bad indigestion cuz of intensity. What to do?

Bad case of very strong hiccups every few seconds for many hours straight already. Causing me headache & bad indigestion cuz of intensity. What to do?

See answer: Hiccups are due to involuntary contractions of the diaphragm. They are often due to sudden excitement or emotional stress.A temporary swollen stomach caused by overeating or eating too fast, drinking fizzy drinks, or swallowing air. A sudden change in temperature (very hot or cold food or drinks, a cold shower, etc). Alcohol.Excess smoking. For treatment see: http://bit. Ly/1KmgNlE ...Read more

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My husband has had headaches for 5 days straight he is 54 yes if age. Do u know what the cause might be?

My husband has had headaches for 5 days straight he is 54 yes if age. Do u know what the cause might be?

Is this new?: Is this unsual for him? Has he overeaten? Eaten too much junk food? Sugar? Caffiene withdrawal? Mold exposure? Viral syndrome? High blood pressure? Does he have other symptoms? More information is needed to give a better answer. ...Read more

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What could cause headaches for two weeks straight?

What could cause headaches for two weeks straight?

Too many to count!: Everything from eyestrain to stress, neck problems, upper back problems, rib problems, tumors, high blood pressure and on & on. To get a better answer, you should see your doctor. They should take a thorough history, do a thorough physical exam, including an osteopathic hands-on exam (which can find the causes of headaches missed by most other means), maybe lab tests to determine the root cause. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for three days straight, help?

I've had a headache for three days straight, help?

Consult your doctor: Headache for three days not responding to pain meds needs to be evaluated. It may be due to high blood pressure, migraine, cluster headache or some other medical condition as it can be due to deveral causes and needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is having a headache for two days straight normal?

Is having a headache for two days straight normal?

? migraine: Migraine headaches can last several days, and this is not unexpected, but if this pattern continues, time to get addressed at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headache for 11 days straight?

What to do if I have headache for 11 days straight?

See a doctor: 11 days of a headache could indicate a serious problem. Some potential causes could be sinus infection, migraine, inflammation in the blood vessels or just tight muscles and tension. Regardless, I would get a doctor to evaluate it and make recommendations on treatment. ...Read more

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What causes you to have a headache for a week straight?

What causes you to have a headache for a week straight?

Chronic daily HA's: If you possess migraine, and use pain meds, you can develop a rebound process, and the headaches can exacerbate into a more constant process. If you have never had migraine, there is a question of a problem inside the head, or perhaps a medication reaction. Either way, have your physician review all of this. ...Read more

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What can I do if I've had headaches for 2 weeks straight?

What can I do if I've had headaches for 2 weeks straight?

See a doctor: Could be a multitude of things, but the only way to get to the bottom of it is to have a full history and physical exam done. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for about 4 days straight what should d?

I have had a headache for about 4 days straight what should d?

Exam: This may be a cluster headache, common in men; however ANY headache of 4 days duration requires urgent ER/UC clinic evaluation. Please get examined and treated today. ...Read more

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Why have a headache for 2 days straight. I didn't fall or anything.

Why have a headache for 2 days straight. I didn't fall or anything.

Many reasons: Weather changes, stress, tiredness, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, infections, and others causes. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with a headache I've had for 5 months straight!?

5 months -: Get an in-person medical eval so that you can stop suffering. ...Read more

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I've had headache for 5 days straight days, why would it lasy that long?

I've had headache for 5 days straight days, why would it lasy that long?

Many causes: The most common causes of headache at your age are either a migrane or tension headache or sinus infection. (if you have cold) is it continuous or on and off? Headache lasting that long may be serious and would warrant evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a headache for five straight days, what could it be?

What to do if I have had a headache for five straight days, what could it be?

5 day headache: If this is a new onset headache for you, then formal evaluation with a physician is important to be certain this is nothing worrisome. There are many benign causes of prolonged headaches - problems with teeth, sinuses, neck, sleep issues - or infections of certain types - but there can be other more worrisome issues that should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for the past 7 days straight. My temp. Is is between 99.6 to 101.1 I feell very cold. Help!

I have had a headache for the past 7 days straight. My temp. Is is between 99.6 to 101.1 I feell very cold. Help!

See Dr: "might" be a viral / "aseptic" meningitis, or a "regular" viral syndrome symptom, but need to be seen to determine what is going on. Your dr / urgent care / clinic / or er if no other options. ...Read more

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I'm a 23 yr old female and have been having headache for three weeks straight. I've noticed it more focused on the right side. What should I do?

I'm a 23 yr old female and have been having headache for three weeks straight. I've noticed it more focused on the right side. What should I do?

ER: Go see a neurologist. He may order mri, eeg, cat scan plus complete neurological exam. Migraigne, cluster headache, arteriovenous malformations, tumors, can all be associated. Do not wait any longer, see neurologist or go to emergency room asap. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for 3 days straight. The pain is in the right side of my head. Is this serious?

I've had a headache for 3 days straight. The pain is in the right side of my head. Is this serious?

Yes: Any new or changing ha is serious. There may be many causes and some more serious than others. It may be a simple casue, but you may not be trained to know the difference. Depending on age, medical diagnoses, medications, activities and risks, you could have any number of causes. Temporal arteritis, aneurysm, tumor, infection, neuralgia, and more. See a doctor and I would say very soon. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for two days straight. Hurts on the sides and front. Also can't sleep. Any causes?

I've had a headache for two days straight. Hurts on the sides and front. Also can't sleep. Any causes?

A multiplicity of: Potential causes. If the pain is so bad it is preventing you from sleeping, and especially if you rarely get headaches, I suggest you have this evaluated right away (meaning in urgent care or an emergency room.) If you have a regular doctor who can see you today I would call and go there right away. This can be a serious problem or it may be something minor, better to err on the side of caution. ...Read more

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I am fast reader im okay to straight reading but when I re-read the textbook I feel uncomfortable. Headache. Am I okay to not re-read?

I am fast reader im okay to straight reading but when I re-read the textbook I feel uncomfortable. Headache. Am I okay to not re-read?

RE-READING: Particularly TEXT books is THE way to LEARN from thoose books! The second time you read you are TRYING HARDER thus the headache etc. TRY TAKING NOTES THE FIRST TIME THEN INSTEAD OF RE-READING THE TEXT READ YOUR NOTES!!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I've been getting headaches about 2 weeks straight. It's minor and it do not stop me from doing anything but it's definitely irritating. Sharp pain?

I've been getting headaches about 2 weeks straight. It's minor and it do not stop me from doing anything but it's definitely irritating. Sharp pain?

There are several: Types of headaches and none of them are fun. Some may be dangerous. Please see your doc to get a diagnosis and then you can know what you are dealing w/and learn how to treat it, e.g., stress management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Constant tension headache for 10 days straight, any tips to stop or ease them?

Constant tension headache for 10 days straight, any tips to stop or ease them?

See an orthopedist: Or see a doctor that can evaluate you neck as that is where the problem is starting.

Visit www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org
to find a doctor who can do prolotherapy top your neck to stop the problem fro recurring. ...Read more

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