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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


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What are the causes of me to wake up with headaches?

What are the causes of me to wake up with headaches?

Depends: If the headache goes away on it's own after you have been awake for awhile, it could be related to a sleep related breathing disorder such as apnea. It is best to consult with your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can cause a headache everyday for months and when u get up quickly it makes it much worse for a few seconds. I even wake up with them?

What can cause a headache everyday for months and when u get up quickly it makes it much worse for a few seconds. I even wake up with them?

See neurologist: You will to see a neurologist who may consider getting a brain ct or MRI on you to assess your headaches. The fact that it gets worse with positional changes bothers me. ...Read more

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When im sleeping on my back ... I wake up with severe headache . What would be the cause ??

When im sleeping on my back ... I wake up with severe headache . What would be the cause ??

Headaches Causes: You will need to see your Internist to sort the potential causes of your "positional headaches". It could be due to your cervical spine, it could be positional in origin, or it could be due to hemodynamic etiologies. I suggest you see your Internist asap. ...Read more

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What causes two long indents on top of my head causing ridge along the top - wake up with pressure headache every morning - thank you?

What causes two long indents on top of my head causing ridge along the top - wake up with pressure headache every morning - thank you?

Dilated vessels (?): It could be you are describing dilated blood vessels which might be visible and which can be associated with a headache. Perhaps more importantly, you should have your blood pressure checked during a headache to be sure it is not caused by hypertension (high blood pressure). A visit to your doctor might be appropriate. ...Read more

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Every 3 to 4 months i wake up with a very dull headache, later i develope nausea and then i vomit. What causes this? I do take hpertension meds.

Every 3 to 4 months i wake up with a very dull headache, later i  develope nausea and then i vomit. What causes this? I do take hpertension meds.

Could be migraine: Sounds like occasional migraine headaches, and you would likely benefit from an abortive med such as a triptan to stop these, but triptans can adversely affect blood pressure in some patients. Work closely with your physician, as likely simple approaches might suffice. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sometimes i wake up with a light achy pounding with activity headache that causes me to throw up. Could it be my sinuses or a migraine?

Sometimes i wake up with a light achy pounding with activity headache that causes me to throw up. Could it be my sinuses or a migraine?

Migraines: Sounds like migraines, likely not sinuses. The only way to find out if it is something more serious than migraines is to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I always wake up with a headache?

Why do I always wake up with a headache?

See your doctor: First your doctor will determine what type of headache you have. Headaches have many causes i suggest you see your physician and discuss a plan to determine the cause. Your doctor might order imaging of brain and optic nerve exam to rule out serious conditions. ...Read more

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