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Throbbing Headache When Standing Up
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
Blood pumping: The throbbing in headaches (typically migraines) is generally thought to be caused by excessive blood being pumped into the area. At one time, these headaches were called "vascular headaches" for this reason. There are many other possible causes including high blood pressure and increased intracranial pressure, which are much more ominous. Best to see your doctor for a checkup ...Read more
Normal=Common: No: While not normal, it is behavior, not optimal, not extremely rare, yet not necessarily serious, at least in the short term, also clearly not healthy. Symptoms c/w vascular/migraine ha, especially if pulse in sync with the ha throb. There are several ways to improve, though would avoid most meds, a few might help a little. Best seek: mechanism of ha, address your internal controls & excellent help. ...Read more
Throbbing headaches: Of course it is not normal. Have your primary care physician do orthostatic blood pressure measurement. Physical exam focused on carotid ascultation and nervous system will be helpful. Further a carotid doppler or CT Angiography of the head and neck possible might answer some questions. ...Read more
Feeling weird after throbbing headache? Meds helped headache. Now I just feel kinda malaise and a little headachy
Migraine?: A migraine headache usually is a one-sided, severe, headache with associated nausea, vision changes, and incapacity. They usually start in the late teens or 20s. It doesn't sound like you have true migraine quite yet, however, the feeling weird with malaise could count toward the incapacity, and the throbbing continued headache could count toward the severity. Keep a headache diary to report later. ...Read more
A sudden very hurtful throbbing headache starts at the beginning of a workout. Never experienced this before. Lasts for about 10 sec or so then milds
See your Dr.: Headaches with exertion can be a sign of trouble. ...Read more
See below: Depends on the location, duration, specific symptoms, medical history and many other factors. However, both tension and migraine type headaches can be triggered by crying episodes that are associated with stress, depression and other negative emotions. Crying related to happiness does not cause muscle tension or hormone stimulation like that with negative emotions. ...Read more
I've had a throbbing headache all day. Now it just happens whenever I stand up. Is there anything I can do?
Throbbing headache and pain at the back of the head from exercise. Lasts for about 5 minutes everytime. Should I be worried?
Maybe: Exercise-induced headaches are most always benign and can last for many hours. Like most headache types the cause is not known. But there are more serious headaches brought on by exercise. These tend to be sudden or first time events associated with nausea, vomiting, sudden dizziness, loss of consciousness, double vision. If this is your first headache from exercise, see your doctor. ...Read more
Years ago I used to get a mild throbbing headache when I ran. That hasn't happened in years but does anyone have an idea what could have caused that?
Exertional: Headaches from exertion are present in a small % of people. These are often self-limiting and come on for no apparent reason and some weeks later depart the same way. Despite research, neuroscientists are still uncertain of the cause (s). Migraine and muscle tension or even temporo-mandibular joint troubles are possibilities too. Glad they've resolved. Hope you're still exercising ...Read more
I have had gauges for a while now and I switched from a 12 gauge to a 10 and now I have a continuous throbbing headache for over a week. Why plz help?
I'm not sure what: ...you're using the needles (I presume) for. Are you self-injecting a prescription medication or undergoing acupuncture? Where are you inserting these needles? I know it's not for insulin; such a thick needle would never be used for that. Please resubmit your question with more specific information. Thanks. Dr. Anne ...Read more
One or many?: Most throbbing headaches are benign, i.e. Do not imply serious underlying disease. A single "worst headache of my life" event should provoke medical investigation. Recurrent throbbing headaches are usually migrainous and respond to specific treatment if diagnosis is confirmed. 3 or more migraine headaches monthly may profitably be treated preventively. ...Read more
Headache: See neurologist in your area for best diagnoses and treatment. ...Read more
I have a pulsating throbbing headache that I get only at night when I lay down. Pain meds. Do not help.
Nearly every morning between 4&5 am I get a throbbing headache, left side. Worse lying down. Drinking coffee helps. What is causing this?
Hard to know: If you drink a lot of coffee during the day, then rebound headache is a possibility. Rebound is also possible with other headache meds. Other than that, more information would be helpful and it is important to know that "red flag" headache symptoms that should prompt urgent evaluation include headaches that wake you from sleep or any sudden change to chronic headaches. ...Read more
So last night I got a severe throbbing headache. I wake up in the morning and still have it. Every time I do big movements it throbs severely.?
Sorry to hear this.
You must discuss this with your Primary doctor,
There might also be a role for a Psychologist to help you!
Hope all goes well. ...Read more
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