Top
10
Doctor insights on: Thunderclap Headaches

Share
Dr. Bennett Machanic
4,162 doctors shared insights

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


4

4
Seizures, muscle spasms, fatigue, thunderclap headaches, decreased dexterity, trouble thinking. Any idea what causes this?

Seizures, muscle spasms, fatigue, thunderclap headaches, decreased dexterity, trouble thinking. Any idea what causes this?

Could be bad : This mix of symptoms suggest a disorder in the brain. You really need to see a neurologist, and sooner than later. This could be a bad problem, but something also fixable. ...Read more

5

5
For the past week I have had thunderclap headaches in the back of my head whenever I lift weights or masturbate. Feels like a grenade. had negative Brain MRI in march for tension headaches. What to do?

For the past week I have had thunderclap headaches in the back of my head whenever I lift weights or masturbate. Feels like a grenade. had negative Brain MRI in march for tension headaches. What to do?

Severe headaches: See your doctor to get ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to make sure you don't have labile hypertension if your blood pressure is normal at rest. Even though your MRI was normal, I'd consult with a neurologist to see if treatment could be offered. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
When patients have a symptom of headache for a stroke, is it the most severe headache (thunderclap.) or can it be a minor h/a that doesn't get worse?

When patients have a symptom of headache for a stroke, is it the most severe headache (thunderclap.) or can it be a minor h/a that doesn't get worse?

Headache: Headaches are a very common complaint and most people get it now and then. A thunderclap headache however is most often associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage, it can also be from any process that acutely increases intracranial pressure. The key about headaches is whether or not they are very unusual for you (location, duration, severity). If its unusual or severe: seek medical attention. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
Best tips for headache s ?

Headache diary: The best all-around tip for headaches is a headache diary. This includes the timing and severity of your headaches, what you were doing prior to, etc. Also important is what you do for them and whether it works. Here's a helpful link to get you started. http://www.headaches.org/for_professionals/headache_diary. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What can I do with headache s ?

What can I do with headache s ?

Needs attention: Headaches are a common but often benign problem. However, persistant symptoms do require evaluation. This is especially so when the problem is of recent onset, represents a change from a usual pattern or is associated with other symptoms like blurred vision or disruption of sleep. You should discuss the problem and its history with your doctor to determine what tests and treatment are needed. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
What might cause freq headaches in a young man in his 20's?

Could be anything: Anyehere from simple tension headaches to a tumor in the brain. Most often it could be a migraine. If severe and too frequent please see a doctor. ...Read more

10

10
Since 8.12.14 ive been getting headaches that no med or amount seems to help. Dr.s don't know. I wake up with them being the worst. Suggestions?

Since 8.12.14 ive been getting headaches that no med or amount seems to help. Dr.s don't know. I wake up with them being the worst. Suggestions?

Imaging: Hi, has any kind of brain imaging like CT scan or MRI has been done? Do you have any other symptoms with ur headache, like change in ur vision, nausea/vomiting, vertigo/dizziness, fever, neck stiffness? Has anyone looked at back of your eyes and the optic nerve? ...Read more