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Sinus headache or migraine? nausea too.

Sinus headache or migraine? nausea too.

Migraine: I hear it all the time: "I got sinus, doc." They're wrong. That's a myth perpetrated back in the decades of "postnasal drip" i.e. the 50s & 60s by the advertisers of Dristan. 99% of all "sinus" headaches - aren't. They're mostly migraines. If you have radiological proof of sinusitis and your pain goes away if it's treated, then you're entitled to the diagnosis of sinus headaches. Otherwise, not. ...Read more

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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Frequent headaches, dizziness, shortness of breath, tachycardia, nausea, eye pain.

Frequent headaches, dizziness, shortness of breath, tachycardia, nausea, eye pain.

Multiple symptoms: These multiple and diverse symptoms require a consultation and complete evaluation by your physician who will then order appropriate tests to diagnose the causes of these complaints. In addition to blood tests, xrays, ekg, breathing tests, neurology and opthalmology consultations may be needed. ...Read more

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Experiencing dizziness, headaches, etc? Stroke?

Experiencing dizziness, headaches, etc? Stroke?

Number of things: Could be high blood pressure, stroke in the back of the brain, medication side effects, heart rhythm problems or simply benign vertigo. If headache and/ or dizziness is severe and symptoms are recent i would recommend going to the er. Otherwise see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Headache nosebleed dizziness and nausea?

Headache nosebleed dizziness and nausea?

Go to Doc: A headache associated with nose bleeding should be evaluated by a physician, especially if you do not get regular headaches. ...Read more

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Headaches, brain zaps, neausea, dizziness and feeling light-headed?

Headaches, brain zaps, neausea, dizziness and feeling light-headed?

Antidepressants??: From your description, it appears that you have stopped or ran out of an ssri ( antidepressant/anxiety modulator medications)... These are common symptoms in that situation. If that is the case then please get back on your meds and consult your dr. If not then i suggest you see your physician for further evaluation to find out the underlying cause. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Can weather changes cause dizziness, fatigue and headache?

Can weather changes cause dizziness, fatigue and headache?

If you have migraine: Multiple triggers for migraine headaches, and migraine associated symptoms can be uncovered, and a front coming in, bright sunshine, changes in atmospheric pressure, and temperature variations, may all contribute to symptoms like you describe. ...Read more

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What causes motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and migrain headache?

What causes motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness  and migrain headache?

We don't know: The exact cause of migraine is still controversial and gaps in our understanding remain. Accompanying symptoms such as phonophobia, photophobia, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and blurred vision, as well as autonomic phenomena of conjunctival injection, lacrimation and lid edema are common and individual. It is manageable, see a headache specialist or orofacial pain. ...Read more

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Can depression cause tension headaches?

Can depression cause tension headaches?

Can be a trigger: Depression and anxiety can lead to or be a consequence of chronic stress which can produce muscle tension and tension headaches. Sometimes people with depression will develop and complain of common somatic complaints such as headache and GI complaints along with general malaise. However, its always important to rule out medical condition which can alos produce such symptoms. ...Read more

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Frequent feeling of dizziness and headaches why?? vertigo?

Frequent feeling of dizziness and headaches why?? vertigo?

Complex: For age 21, you have multiple issues, and your symptoms could be secondary to your medication, but you may also be developing migraine problems. Have your physician assess your entire picture, as this is neither simple nor straightforwards. ...Read more

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Headache, dizziness, nausea and weird vision changes?

Migraine: Your description can be seen with episodes of classical migraine. See a neurologist and get further evaluated. ...Read more

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Headache, vision blacking out, lightheaded, dizziness. Help with these symptoms?

Headache, vision blacking out, lightheaded, dizziness. Help with these symptoms?

Go to ER: Your symptoms could be signs of something serious. Go to the er or an urgent care clinic for further evaluation asap. ...Read more

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What can cause severe dizziness almost vertigo, headaches, and fatigue?

What can cause severe dizziness almost vertigo, headaches, and fatigue?

A long list: Many different things can potentially cause this constellation of symptoms that you describe, including: high blood pressure, anemia, very high blood sugar, abnormal thyroid function, abnormal electrolytes, and less often neurological illness. Given how nonspecific these symptoms are, it's important you have a thorough exam and evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Front/top head pressure, tense eyes, unbalanced feeling, weakness, small headache, neck soreness, problem concentrating, fatigue. Sinus problems?

Front/top head pressure, tense eyes, unbalanced feeling, weakness, small headache, neck soreness, problem concentrating, fatigue. Sinus problems?

Headaches: Headaches, unbalanced feeling, neck soreness , top head soreness are symptoms of concern and needs further investigations to evaluate for vascular, intracranial , meningeal problems from various different causes in addition to sinuses , inner ear problems etc . Consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am a 26 year old female. I took my BP due to stress, headache, dizziness and slightly blurred vision. My BP was 164/102. Do i need to go to er?

I am a 26 year old female. I took my BP due to stress, headache, dizziness and slightly blurred vision. My BP was 164/102. Do i need to go to er?

Hypertension, Stress: Your Health is Precious! Even though, stress can cause headache, dizziness, and increase in Blood pressure, it is necessary to go to E.R. for Diagnosis and Treatment of Blood pressure 164/102, dizziness and slightly blurred vision. Health is Wealth! ...Read more

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Rhr 80-100. Standing up 110-140. 140-190 doing exercise. Echo, blood, holter, stress test all fine. Dizziness/headaches/faint. I don't understand?!

Rhr 80-100. Standing up 110-140. 140-190 doing exercise. Echo, blood, holter, stress test all fine. Dizziness/headaches/faint. I don't understand?!

Endocrine?: I'd probably check some endocrine markers like your thyroid and adrenal function. Possibly a heart rate variability test (hrv or ansar) test could be helpful to see if your autonomic nervous system is fine. Sounds like your heart is solid. ...Read more

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Why would i get a horrible headache and dizziness when i need to eat or are tooo stressed?

Why would i get a horrible headache and dizziness when i need to eat or are tooo stressed?

Migraine: What you describe are migraine headaches. Stress and skipping meals are classic triggers. You are in right age group for migraines to start. You should discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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Intense throbbing pain in head, dizziness. Happens usually in the afternoon. Are these stress headaches?

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Intense throbbing pain in head,  dizziness. Happens usually in the afternoon.  Are these stress headaches?

Migraine?: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for headache evaluation, tests and treatment options. ...Read more

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Here lately been feeling real spaced out with headaches and hot flashes with dizziness all blood work normal from er! could it be stress and depresed?

Here lately been feeling real spaced out with headaches and hot flashes with dizziness all blood work normal  from er! could it be stress and depresed?

Yes.: Dizzyness has many interpretations. Is it vertigo(spinning of self or environment), loss of balance, blurry vision, lightheadedness? How long does it last? How frequent is it? Assuming it is a lightheaded sensation it may very well be of psychological origin. ...Read more

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Im dizzy for 3 weeks having mild headache,stress and needle like pain in my hands i hav mild dextroscoliosis..what can be the cause of this symptoms?

Dizziness: Are you suffering from anxiety? Have you changed medications lately? Is the dizziness best described as lightheadedness? The symptoms that you describe are best evaluated with your medical doctor to determine the cause. The scoliosis would not cause needle like pain in the hands. ...Read more

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Continuous headache mostly at forehead and back worsen by bright light, exercise, stress. chest pain mostly in winter and fever at nights, dizziness a?

Continuous headache mostly at forehead and back worsen by bright light, exercise, stress. chest pain mostly in winter and fever at nights, dizziness a?

There are several: types of headaches, i.e., muscular, vascular, stress, sinus. Please see your doc. He/she will provide proper diagnosis and then the appropriate treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have been feeling a lil dizzy headaches and tired could this just my allergies or somethin serious like brain tumor or aniexty and stress

Cannot say: No way anyone can tell what's happening with the information you provided. Odds are in your favor of not being a malignancy but you need to see a doctor and be properly evaluated. Hope you do well. ...Read more

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I got hms, recent back n neck pain, dizziness (lightheaded, spin), vomitting feel n headache. Stress n lack of sleep(finals). And advice?

I got hms, recent back n neck pain, dizziness (lightheaded, spin), vomitting feel n headache. Stress n lack of sleep(finals). And advice?

Anxiety: Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, palpitations, tremors, and parasthesia. Rec.: see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Chest pain upperback pain mild headache sweating and dizziness..I was diagnosed gerd..Can this be causing my pain? Im so stress and depress. Im 25 f

Maybe, anxiety too: Gerd can cause a symptom of pain (often burning or sharp) that can be substernal or felt in the upper abdomen/back. Nausea and sweating can be associated also. Stress and anxiety can trigger discomfort too particularly if shallow breathing and hyperventilation arise. Sounds you need to talk to your octor bout all your symptoms as well as to rule out heart issues. More than 1 problem is possible. ...Read more

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I'm 19 had IBS after huge stress/anxiety, now it's been 4 months and had medicines but nothing, I'm fatigued, little dizzy and have headaches, also panic attacks. I exercise but not outgoing anymore..

I'm 19 had IBS after huge stress/anxiety, now it's been 4 months and had medicines but nothing, I'm fatigued, little dizzy and have headaches, also panic attacks. I exercise but not outgoing anymore..

Consider: addressing your stress/ anxiety if you are already on meds for IBS. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate. ...Read more

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I've has these symptoms, headaches, leg twitching, weird sensation in arms, dizzy/lightheaded.. I have been stressed and had some anxiety..

I've has these symptoms, headaches, leg twitching, weird sensation in arms, dizzy/lightheaded..  I have been stressed and had some anxiety..

Symptoms: Our brain is very similar to how it was 50 thousand years ago.When it detected danger, threat vulnerability it caused us to fight or flee them. In order to do so it needed to prepare our body.Now our dangers are such that there is no place to run and no body to really fight (usually) - but the physical preparation still happens and manifests in many of the symptoms you describe. www.thecoachmd.com. ...Read more

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I have been having all these weird symptoms, could it be stress/anxiety? Clumsy,bad vision(only lately),dizzy spells, tired&drowsy,headaches,moods, trouble concentrating, etc. gran had a brain tumor at young age family thinks thats whats wrong i dont

I have been having all these weird symptoms, could it be stress/anxiety? Clumsy,bad vision(only lately),dizzy spells, tired&drowsy,headaches,moods, trouble concentrating, etc. gran had a brain tumor at young age family thinks thats whats wrong i dont

The likelihood: that this due to a brain tumor is low. However, these sound like very bothersome symtoms - so would recommend assessment. Some symptoms may be related to anxiety - but you would have to rule out medical causes to know for sure. ...Read more

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Frequent headaches for 10 years, 2 weeks tingling in lower legs and arms. Last night dizzy while sitting down. Brain tumor? Or due to stress?

Frequent headaches for 10 years, 2 weeks tingling in lower legs and arms. Last night dizzy while sitting down. Brain tumor? Or due to stress?

Headaches: The headaches for the past 10 years make a brain tumor unlikely. Albeit a small slow growing mass could manifest this way. The dizziness and the tingling in the arms and legs are nonspecific and require a careful history and physical examination. An MRI of the brain and cervical spine may be indicated. A neurologist can help with headaches and better define the cause of the dizziness and tingling. ...Read more

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Muscle above ear twitching. Dizzy/off balance feeling when stressed, temple headache/pressure, (not 24/7, mild. Also when I bend over). Neck hurts if i turn it all the way to left. I’m 17. This might all not be related. What’s could it be?!

Muscle above ear twitching. Dizzy/off balance feeling when stressed, temple headache/pressure, (not 24/7, mild. Also when I bend over). Neck hurts if i turn it all the way to left. I’m 17. This might all not be related. What’s could it be?!

Jaw issue?: You may be grinding or clenching your jaws at night . Check with your dentist to find out. However the neck ache may be from something else. Have you sustained a recent injury (car accident hitting the chin or spraining the neck)? If the neck problem is getting worse or has lasted more than 2 weeks without improvement, ask you doctor to check your neck. ...Read more

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I have mild occational head aches, a slight tremble in my thumb, occational dizziness, sometimes confused. Brain cancer? Stress? Or something else?

I have mild occational head aches, a slight tremble in my thumb, occational dizziness, sometimes confused. Brain cancer? Stress? Or something else?

Hard to say: The myriad of symptoms that you describe in a 21 year old are not typical for brain cancers which usually present with focal neurological deficits (ie. Weakness in an extremity) or seizures. If your symptoms occur with the same pattern each time-one could envision the same area of brain being irritated by a tumor. If they continue, you should consult your physician who may do more tests. ...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


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