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Head tightness feeling dizzy. What should I do?

Head tightness feeling dizzy. What should I do?

Cervicocranial synd: You should be eval for any neck causes such as arthritis triggering a muscle-contraction tension headache. If you are having vertigo see your ear doctor. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Jaw pain pain in temples nausea tightness in back of gead neck sholders back pain dizziness lightheadness and spaced out feeling sgoukd I go to er?

Jaw pain pain in temples nausea tightness in back of gead neck sholders back pain dizziness lightheadness and spaced out feeling sgoukd I go to er?

Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain. This condition must be professionally managed. Often use of Excedrin will lead to medication overuse headache. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation to avoid unnecessary future pain and suffering.
Visit ER if needed. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. I need help. I am experiencing heaviness in my head like something is on it. There's tightness that causes dizziness. Need advise. TY?

Hi doctors. I need help. I am experiencing heaviness in my head like something is on it. There's tightness that causes dizziness. Need advise. TY?

Congestion: Sounds like sinus congestion. Allergies in the US are bad this time of the year, and I suspect in the Philippines they are bad too. You may have some sinus congestion causing your issues. Try and Over the counter decongestant and if not better see the Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Muscle tightness in head while at work that causes some dizziness. I'm a programmer. I have anxiety and some tight muscles in my back too?

Muscle tightness in head while at work that causes some dizziness. I'm a programmer. I have anxiety and some tight muscles in my back too?

Tension headache: Do you have any pain associated with the dizziness? If the sides is on both sides of your head and feels like a vice squeezing your temples, you could have recurring tension type headaches. Try Ibuprofen 800 mg to see if you can get some relief and please let me know if you do! ...Read more

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What causes dizziness 24/7, tachycardia, and tight cranial muscles (feels like my head is being squeezed odd I know)? I have seen my cardiologist

What causes dizziness 24/7, tachycardia, and tight cranial muscles (feels like my head is being squeezed odd I know)? I have seen my cardiologist

Vertigo: Constant vertgo is a sign of central or brain pathology and not peripheral or vestibular problem. It looks like you had previous head trauma which may be related and would benefit from evaluation by neurologist. ...Read more

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Dizzy, head feels heavy&i feel like I'm falling to the left. Headache w tight neck (tension headache?) is dizziness related to headache? What can I do?

Dizzy, head feels heavy&i feel like I'm falling to the left. Headache w tight neck (tension headache?) is dizziness related to headache? What can I do?

Complex headache: If you are truly having a persistent tendency to fall to the left with your headache, this is a specific abnormal neurological symptom and you need a full evaluation. This is not a feature of common headaches like muscle tension, and would be very rare even for migraine headache. Don't try any specific treatment until the cause of the headache is determined. ...Read more

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I have earache, a numb left side of face, tightness in my cheek, dizziness, stabbing head pain in left side, any info much appreciated?

I have earache, a numb left side of face, tightness in my cheek, dizziness, stabbing head pain in left side, any info much appreciated?

Neurologist: Numbness in the face, if truly present, is a manifestation of vth cranial nerve disease. Therefore, it is hard to have pain and numbness at the same time. But with the tightness of the cheek and pain and numbness on one side of the face, I would definitely see a neurologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Yesterday dizziness, like my eyes were crossed. Went away. Today same w/nausea, full head, tight neck. Left wk. Took phenergan (promethazine).Slept. Still don't feel right?

Yesterday dizziness, like my eyes were crossed. Went away. Today same w/nausea, full head, tight neck. Left wk. Took phenergan (promethazine).Slept. Still don't feel right?

See doc: Many different things possible from dehydration to migraine to meningitis and everything in between. Please see a primary care doc soon. If u can't get in and symptoms persist or get worse then ER would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Assaulted 6 weeks ago. Head ct fine. No headache no dizziness. Feel normal standing up. But if I lie down and lift head up i'll feel head tightness.?

Assaulted 6 weeks ago. Head ct fine. No headache no dizziness. Feel normal standing up. But if I lie down and lift head up i'll feel head tightness.?

Concussion: The symptoms you describe may be that of a concussion. You should be followed by your doctor and have an evaluation by a specialist to ensure that you are getting appropriate therapy to manage these symptoms. Please see your health care provider to have a discussion on care. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism and an enlarged thyroid cause presure on the head, eyes and tightness on the neck, presure/fulnes in my ear as well as dizziness?

Can hyperthyroidism and an enlarged thyroid cause presure on the head, eyes and tightness on the neck, presure/fulnes in my ear as well as dizziness?

Yes, Need Treatment: Hyperthyroidism can cause a lot of symptoms. Some people will feel pressure in the neck because the thyroid is usually enlarged. You may feel pressure in your head/ears from increased blood flow, heart rate, anxiety...Dizziness/lightheadedness is very common. The eyes may open wider than nl (in Graves' dz the eye muscles enlarge). With tx the sx's should improve quickly! The eyes may need spec tx. ...Read more

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When in certain condos I experience rapid heartbeat, flushed face, tingling feet, shallow breathing, tight chest, dizziness. Why?

When in certain condos I experience rapid heartbeat, flushed face, tingling feet, shallow breathing, tight chest, dizziness. Why?

Allergic Reaction: An allergic reaction is the body's way of responding to an "invader." when the body senses a foreign substance, called an antigen, the immune system is triggered. The immune system normally protects the body from harmful agents such as bacteria and toxins. Its overreaction to a harmless substance (an allergen) is called a hypersensitivity reaction, or an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Hi im having vision problems dizziness jaw tightness neck tension, jaw pops when I open my mouth. Pls help my doctor won't help.

Hi im having vision problems dizziness jaw tightness neck tension, jaw pops when I open my mouth. Pls help my doctor won't help.

TMD: Some joint displacement (clicking) and pterygoid hypertrophy (jaw tightness) are usually the result of chronic nocturnal (nighttime) clenching. These nighttime events create tremendous muscle force and activity that can be at play. Find a dentist trained in treating tmd pain with a nti devise. ...Read more

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Non productive couch with tightness in the chest. Headaches, shortness of breath and dizziness. No fever or runny nose.

Non productive couch with tightness in the chest. Headaches, shortness of breath and dizziness. No fever or runny nose.

Mgt: An inbox consultation is available to further discuss. From your description you may have asthma, but other causes including a pulmonary embolism should be considered. Have you had any pulmonary testing including a chest CT? Do you have a history of smoking? ...Read more

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If a brain tumor is causing forehead pressure tightness and dizziness, would it show on CT scan without contrast? Like brain shift or some evidence?

If a brain tumor is causing forehead pressure tightness and dizziness, would it show on CT scan without contrast? Like brain shift or some evidence?

Well...: Tumors larger than 6 mm will show on a CT scan with contrast. But at that size it would be highly unlikely to have any of these symptoms.
An MRI is way better to visualize brain pathology.
Yet at this point I doubt you have a large enough brain tumor that would cause these symptoms...
Do not panic, sounds more like a sinus problem ...Read more

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Pineal cyst. Could it cause MS type symptoms in muscle tightness, strange sensations, fatigue, nerve pain, dizziness, pain behind left eye.?

Pineal cyst. Could it cause MS type symptoms in muscle tightness, strange sensations, fatigue, nerve pain, dizziness, pain behind left eye.?

Unlikely: Most pineal cysts, if remain small, will cause no symptoms at all and are just an incidental finding on imaging. Your multiple symptoms need to be assessed, as many situations could promote your problems. Unlikely to be MS. ...Read more

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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