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What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped.  Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

Headaches : Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. With your past history of diabetes and high blood pressure, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a complete evaluation as soon as possible. You doctor will take a thorough history and do a neurological evaluation to try and find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some of the questions they may ask you such as: - when did it start? - how often do they happen? - are they getting more frequent or more painful? - how long do they last? - what does the headache feel like and can you point to it? - does it occur around the same time at night or does it ever happen during the day? - what other symptoms do you have and when do they occur in regards to the headache? - have you had any big life changes? - how is your lifestyle? Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising? - are you taking any medications? Do you drink caffeine and how much? Answering these questions may help your doctor figure out what is causing your headaches, whether it is a serious problem or not, and how to help you. Good luck! ...Read more

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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 could be causing severe headaches for 3 days and nights?

What could be causing severe headaches for 3 days and nights?

Common symptom: Headaches are the most common complaint that people bring to a physician. Benign causes are far more common than serious issues. 3 days of headache can be migraine, if you have a tendency to migraine, can be a viral infection, can be due to neck strain, can be due to stress. If you have vision changes, nausea and vomiting, paralysis or problems with thinking, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause a severe headache for 9 days and a stabbing pain in my ears?

What could cause a severe headache for 9 days and a stabbing pain in my ears?

Tension headache/TMJ: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc with chronic pain! began selfcare with a wellness programs, vitamins b-100, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise and self or prof massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. ...Read more

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Av a severe headache for 2 days now..What is the cause?

Av a severe headache for 2 days now..What is  the cause?

Unknown: Headaches are common and have many causes. It is best to see your primary doctor to see if there are any other clues to the source of the problem. ...Read more

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Stopped taking 875mg amox for tooth infection because caused severe headaches-3 days later still getting headaches-is this normal?

Stopped taking 875mg amox for tooth infection because caused severe headaches-3 days later still getting headaches-is this normal?

Not normal: Headaches are not an anticipated side effect of amoxicillin, so i would look for other causes. Either the tooth related infection or possibly something else. Check with your prescribing dentist, or your physician. ...Read more

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All of a sudden woke up with a severe headache that still here going on three days was on my right side now my whole head . Hurts tried everything?

All of a sudden woke up with a severe headache that still here  going on three days was on my right side now my whole head . Hurts tried everything?

Get evaluated now: You have not tried everything because you haven't seen a doctor. Do it. Sudden, severe headaches in a person without a headache history need immediate attention. ...Read more

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What could cause severe headache when standing and last for a while after sitting again?

What could cause severe headache when standing and last for a while after sitting again?

Headache on standing: It is similar to headache after spinal tap. You need to see your doctor to rule put causes such as low CSF pressure (intracranial hypotension) ...Read more