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Wake Up With Headache In Back Of Head
My 45 yr husband is waking up at least once a week in middle of night w/headaches that are dull-ache towards back of head. Cause for alarm?
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
Bad headache kept waking me from sleep last night. Sharp pain l, r, back of head. No nasal congest/drainage or fevers. Sharp pain if I bend over. No h/o ha?
Why am I waking up with headache every morning, usually on one side, back of head & also sharp pain behind left eye. I've woke up really dizzy to.?
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
Woke up yesterday morning @ 1am w/ headache in back of head that is getting worse. Nauseas & no sensitivity to light & sound, neck stiff? Appt tomorro
Keep appt: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Cervicogenic HA: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache, dizziness, vomiting, blurred vision, etc. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
On reading for >30 mins, playing board games etc, irritating headache in back of head, feeling incapacitated then, 24/M;got retina checked;dry eyes;?
Headache s/p reading: Have you checked you TSH, free T4 thyroid may be from that., especially since you are on thyroixine may be too high. Could be eye strain when you checked your retina did they check vision astigmatism, strabismus and eye coordination? Also could, cervical spine strain, try motrin (if no allergy) dry eyes usually would make you rub your eyes. Rarely could be mass or vascular in brain f/u w/doc ...Read more
Moderate headache in back of head and upper neck x3 days. Negative brain mri in april. Some radiating pain all over head. Passed F.A.S.T test. Ideas?
New?: This sounds much like a tension headache syndrome; however, if this is a new headache you should be seen promptly by your doctor. Moreover, if this is not a new headache, describing what you have used in the past that has/has not worked would be helpful for any of your caregivers to provide a treatment plan for you. ...Read more
Having bad headache in back of head and feeling a bit dizzy. Had a ct scan no contrast a few months ago which was normal. Could it have missed somthin?
Throbbing headache in back of head and forehead and throbbing in face, sore neck, ringing in ears and vision affected?
Your location may fit the anatomy of the greater occipital nerve, and could be a problem coming from where the neck and base of skull come together. Alternatively, this may be referred pain from neck arthritis.
Focal occipital headaches may also be seen in thoracic outlet syndrome. Get a physical exam and then appropriate therapy. ...Read more
Need to see Dr.: Doesn't sound like migraine from the description. You need to see a dr. Who will take a thorough history and possible order tests/imaging like ct or MRI of the brain to make the diagnosis. Dietary history is important as well as family history, and family/social history. ...Read more
Short but sudden intense headache at back of head. Went away after 2-3 min and no other symptoms?
What would cause headache at back of head near base and head to feel very heavy and be hard to hold up straight?
Back of head hurts suddenly. Usually while working out. I^m 44 yes old. Never had this kind of headache b4. What is it?
When to see a doctor:
A headache can be a symptom of a serious condition, such as a stroke, meningitis or encephalitis.
Go to a hospital emergency room or call 911 or your local emergency number if you're experiencing the worst headache of your life, a sudden, severe headache or a headache accompanied by:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/headache/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050800 ...Read more
Sometimes I get a horrible headache. Whole back of head throbs & pain is unbearable. Laying down on my back makes head hurt more, like being hit hard.
Headaches: Sorry to hear you are having a hard time. Headaches can be very disruptive. This sounds like something that you should see a doctor about. Some problems in the upper spine can cause headaches. Wondering if this is why it is worse when you lie down. Workup for this will likely include some kind of imaging studies of your brain and your neck. Again, contact your doctor to figure this out. ...Read more
No: Raynaud's disease is related to vasospasm of the small arteries, usually in the hands and feet. I do not think it would affect the scalp. ...Read more
Migraine?: Need to have this evaluated, and perhaps get mri, as causes might include migraine, but also could be due to problems inside the cranium, such as increased intracranial pressure. Get an exam by your pcp, and decide further steps. There are medications available to stop and prevent headaches, but first confirm causation. Some medications can trigger headaches, so review these also. ...Read more
I fell on hard floor and hit back of head hard. Did not lose cscness. Vertigo 3 days later & minor headache.
Daily headaches front and back of head different times during the day, what could be a reason why I'm getting this?
Various possibilites: If the headaches are new, various health reasons including stress & anxiety are possible; if the headaches persist, it would be best to consult with your pcp to do an initial exam; the headaches could be a sign of cognitive impairment or other neurological factors; the first step is to rule in/out medical factors. ...Read more
Have headaches in back of head for a couple of weeks now and any little bit of shaking of the head or bumpy roads makes it much worse and feel weird?
"Weird" not specific: 26 men don't usually have this for two weeks. Bad position in bed or chair? Taking too many vitamins? If getting better, hopefully resolved on its own (Motrin can help speed recovery). If something serious it should be getting worse by now, forcing you to go to the hospital and get evaluated (blood tests, skull films LP, MRI) ...Read more
Dizzinessvertigo that seems to come from back of head for 4 days after I had a headache for a week. Should I go to eror just see doc what could I have?
Found growth on back of head feels like mass of skin and hair grows through ive had headaches that feel like hair being pulled and blur sight sameside?
Go see a healthcare: Provider ASAP to properly examine and/or diagnose your mass. Skin cancer is exceedingly common and should not be ignored or deferred til later. Treat it seriously and you will be on the positive end more often than not. Headaches and blurred vision are generally bad signs associated with invasion of brain or local nerve tissue. ...Read more
See someone: Unclear what the lump is, but may be an infection. You need to see someone and have it looked at. ...Read more
Stress HA = migraine: Your headaches are almost certainly migraines. Although stress can aggravate them, it is likely that you would still have headaches even if you were completely stress-free. The otc meds you take for the head pain can result in rebound/medication overuse headache. You should see a neurologist and get put on a good preventative agent as well as a good acute headpain med, ie a triptan (ie imitrex). ...Read more
Child with headache for 3 days. Persistent dull ache with occasional severe pain localized back of head?
Slipped and fell backwards in shower yesterday (not sure how), hit back of head rly hard. Headache and hurts to touch spot. Do I have concussion? 17?
Had headache for 2weeks. Today started getting different type of pain in right side forehead and back of head. Kind of like burning n squeezing pain.
Headache: Difficult to say what this could be. Headaches can be differentiated into those neurological versus musculoskeletal or inflammatory. If you have never had headaches before it is worth seeing a doctor for a more complete examination and history. Keep track of what makes it better, and what makes it worse, and try to use one of the free headache apps so as to keep a good diary of your symptoms. ...Read more
I have severe headaches, back of head, lower right side. Sometimes after too much alcohol, sometimes no trigger? The pain can last for days. Help.
You need to check with your pcp, who should check your medical history, family history and any risk factors. You will possibly need ct or MRI brain to rule out any organic pathology. You also may have some withdrawal headache from the alcohol, or tension headache. It's important to know what alleviates the headache and what makes it worse as well.
Hope you feel better. ...Read more
Hit back of head 2 weeks ago had bump went to e.r.I was cleared 2 go home w/ meds 4 headach/neck. Head still hurts where bump was &hav headache am I ok?
Patience: Sounds like you may have experienced a concussion. The symptoms in most cases trail off over time, just advance your activities as you can tolerate, don't push yourself too hard, and try to not overuse headache medicines like tylenol, (acetaminophen) NSAIDs, or opioids, as they can cause rebound headaches if used more than 2-3 days a week. ...Read more
Tension: Tension headaches spasm of muscles in area. ...Read more
Sinus Headache: A sinus headache is a lay term that refers to head pain felt over the anatomic distribution of the sinuses, typically the forehead. Headaches in this location actually may have many causes and are not considered a major sign of sinusitis, though many lay people believe that they are. ...Read more
Be checked.: While there are many very benign causes to what you are describing (such as cervical disc disease), I would recommend being checked. Although not real common, neck pain, stiffness, headaches and cold sweats could be a sign of some conditions which are much more serious, even life threatening such as meningitis. Be checked. ...Read more
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