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Sudden Severe Headache (Overview)

Sudden severe headache can be associated with severe conditions such as a subdural hematoma or stroke and requires immediate evaluation.


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What could cause sudden severe headache, nausea, sensitivity to light.?

What could cause sudden severe headache, nausea, sensitivity to light.?

Migraine?: This may be a migraine, but you should see your doctor to have it evaluated. There are other things that could explain it too. ...Read more

Sudden Severe Headache (Overview)

Sudden severe headache can be associated with severe conditions such as a subdural hematoma or stroke and requires immediate evaluation.


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Sudden severe headache? Worst ever.

Sudden severe headache? Worst ever.

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Identify events that trigger headaches
60 Min, Hourly for 4 Weeks
See your doctor and bring a diary of when headaches occurred
Once
Watch for food reactions
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See a dentist about your headaches
Once
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Why the sudden severe headache? Just got new job.

Go see a doctor: This could be any of dozens of illnesses, several of them potentially severe. Do not sit at home and worry. Go see your family doctor and get this diagnosed asap. This may be due to the tension and anxiety of the new job, but make sure you are not missing something which needs treatment. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a severe headache that could be caused by high blood pressure?

How do you get rid of a severe headache that could be caused by high blood pressure?

Lower BP: This headache is best treated with lower the BP into normal range. Otc painkiller may help temporary but are not the long term solution. ...Read more

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My husband has been getting a sudden severe headache right after ejaculation. Im insulted. Why?

It can be prevented: No need to get insulted - it is nothing personal. Orgasmic headaches are quite common and can be prevented by taking 2 migralex or 2 advil 30 minutes before intercourse. Your husband doesn't need to do it for long - after a few weeks he try to have sex without the medications. Other preventive measures: regular aerobic exercise, taking magnesium daily, avoiding alcohol before sex. ...Read more

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Sudden severe headache? Worst ever.

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Sudden severe headache? Worst in my life.

Sudden severe headache? Worst in my life.

Go to er now: We docs get very nervous when someone says worse headache in my life- can be aneurysm/dissection. ...Read more

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My husband has been getting a sudden severe headache right after ejaculation. Im insulted. Why?

It can be prevented: No need to get insulted - it is nothing personal. Orgasmic headaches are quite common and can be prevented by taking 2 migralex or 2 advil 30 minutes before intercourse. Your husband doesn't need to do it for long - after a few weeks he try to have sex without the medications. Other preventive measures: regular aerobic exercise, taking magnesium daily, avoiding alcohol before sex. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with a concussion 2 weeks ago felt better the last week now i got a sudden severe headache out of the blue should I be seen?

Diagnosed with a concussion 2 weeks ago felt better the last week now i got a sudden severe headache out of the blue should I be seen?

Concussion treatment: The mainstay of concussion treatment i'd cognitive and physical rest followed by a gradual increase in activity. If symptoms return from increase activity continue rest. Recovery from concussion is variable person to person. Seek the advice of your doctor. ...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


Dr. Alexander Mauskop
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Severe Headache (Definition)

Severe headache is a symptom in which a person has great pain in his head. Severe headache is usually an emergency. Causes include meningitis, bleeding in the brain, ...Read more