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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
Hourly
See your doctor and bring a diary of when headaches occurred
Once
Watch for food reactions
Daily
See a dentist about your headaches
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Why the sudden severe headache? Just got new job.

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?

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 (ibuprofen) 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 (ibuprofen) 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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Sudden severe headache in back of head. What can help?

Severe headache: A headache is a symptom, caused by some underlying condition. Sudden, severe headaches require attention and probable deserve imaging such at cat scans or mris. The best medical consideration is to seek personalized medical advise in a visit to your doctor, where age, family history and a good physical can be obtained. ...Read more

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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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Sudden severe headache in back of head. Need new pillow?

Sudden severe headache in back of head. Need new pillow?

May be migraine: This kind of headache may be due to pressure on the posterior or crvical branches. Botox injection have been used with some success. Surgical release may be needed. ...Read more

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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

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Had sex->orgasm->sudden severe headache during orgasm + sudden increase in bp=188/92. H/a + BP lasts for rest of day/night. Do i need to worry?

Had sex->orgasm->sudden severe headache during orgasm + sudden increase in bp=188/92. H/a + BP lasts for rest of day/night. Do i need to worry?

Very odd: It's a little concerning. A ct scan of your brain would be very useful to rule out the possibility of bleeding. It's hard to say on the computer how likely that is, but it's a consideration. You should discuss it with your doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

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What leads to a sudden severe headache above my eye that lasts only a few seconds?

What leads to a sudden severe headache above my eye that lasts only a few seconds?

Cluster headache: There are a variety of headahes. The type you describe is consistent a cluster migraine. It is important to be evaluated by a headache specialist to determine the type of headache and establish the best treatment. ...Read more

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Sudden severe headache. Vomiting. Left arm feels numb and painful at same time. Heart beating fast.

Sudden severe headache. Vomiting. Left arm feels numb and painful at same time. Heart beating fast.

Is this something: New or have it for a while ? Have you seen neurologist and diagnosed with migraine ? If this not the case , please see your doc /neurologist and evaluated urgently . Best case scenario could be migraine but could be something else .Good luck ...Read more

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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


Dr. Alexander Mauskop
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Headache (Worst Ever) (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, trauma, brain tumors, etc. ...Read more