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What does a concussion headache feel like?

What does a concussion headache feel like?

TBI: A concussion headache begins within 7 days of head trauma. It may be mild to severe as well as constant to intermittent. 85% of the headaches are tension headaches. They may involve the whole head, shoulders & neck or can principally involve the back of the head or the across the forehead/ temples. The pain may feel like pressure, pulsating, stabbing or nagging pain. 15% of people experience >. ...Read more

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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 does a caffeine head ache feel like?

What does a caffeine head ache feel like?

Bad headache: Usually about 1-2 days after stopping the usage of caffeine in chronic caffeine users and the headache can be severe, throbbing, often bilateral. It can be like other headaches it is not the symptoms that differentiates this type of headache but the history of stopping caffeine and the starting of pain afterward . If this continues please follow up with your neurologist/ pcp. Hope you get better:). ...Read more

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Why does a sinus headache feel like?

Why does a sinus headache feel like?

Severe and frontal : The headaches of Sinus infection just to be frontal and severe associates with nasal congestion and mucus discharged with mild fever. ...Read more

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What does cluster headache feel like?

What does cluster headache feel like?

Nasty and intense: Focalizes over one eye with steady intense pain prompting restlessness, often desire to bang head into wall, may be associated with unilateral tearing and nasal discharge. Often awakens from sleep, and lasts about 45-60 min on average. Not pleasant and pattern should be disrupted with medication. ...Read more

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What does a teeth-grinding headache feel like compared to a migraine?

What does a teeth-grinding headache feel like compared to a migraine?

Varies: Headaches due to "grinding"and TMJ problems are generally located in the temple region and the back of the head. There can also be referred pain to the ear. A migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or pulsing in varying areas of the head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. ...Read more

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What does a diabetic headache feel like?

What does a diabetic headache feel like?

I can't tell: you any specifics, as it's like any other headache -- very personal and specific -- but it depends upon whether the headache is due to high or low blood sugar, or even to high blood pressure which is very common in people with diabetes. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What does a migraine feel like? How does it differ from a headache?

Hurts bad: It used to be that in order to be diagnosed as migraine you had to have a specific set of symptoms. In the last year or two that has been changed and specialty society that determine such things re-defined migraine headache to be any severe headache. If you seek a dark room to lay down and are having to deal with nauseous then you are having the classical symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm having headaches that feel like brainfreeze. What does this sound like?

I'm having headaches that feel like brainfreeze. What does this sound like?

Probably migraine: Frequently brain freeze occurs in migraine patients, and sometimes the migraines themselves give this feeling. If you have been getting headaches for a while, this is almost certainly the cause, particularly if otherwise normal. You may have some medication overuse/rebound headache as well from taking many otc pain meds. A headache neurologist should be able to help you with the appropriate meds. ...Read more

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A headache that feels like brain freeze. What should I do?

A headache that feels like brain freeze. What should I do?

Avoid certain acts: Symptoms of "brain freeze" can occur after eating ice cream or other cold foods. It probably relates to stimulating the trigeminal nerve which controls sensation in the face and large areas of the head. Avoiding the activities that bring on the symptoms is probably the best bet. Good luck. ...Read more

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I feel really dizzy head pain ,and vomiting is this a migraine or what is it

I feel really dizzy head pain ,and vomiting is this a migraine or what is it

HA, dizzy, vomiting: May be a migraine or a viral infection or another more serious problem. If not better soon, please seek medical help from a local medical doctor ASAP ...Read more

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Can mascara give a headache? I feel like wearing it gives me a headache

Can mascara give a headache? I feel like wearing it gives me a headache

No connection: There is no medical connection between mascara and headaches. But if you feel that there is one, then why not stop the mascara for several days and see if the headaches disappear? That is called a clinical trial. You might also consider changing the brand of mascara. ...Read more

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What does a contraction feel like?

What does a contraction feel like?

Menstrual cramps: Most of my patients describe contractions as being like menstrual cramps, to varying degrees of discomfort - from mild to severe. However, some patients perceive contractions only as pressure (or pain) in their backs, sides, or in their legs. Occasionaly i find a patient in labor, dilated 6 or 7 centimeters, who denies feeling contractions at all. Any rhythmic sensation could be contractions. ...Read more

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What can I do for a frontal headache that is causing me to feel a disconnected foggy feeling?

What can I do for a frontal headache that is causing me to feel a disconnected foggy feeling?

Headache : The symptoms you mention concern me. Is this a one time occurance and do you get migraine headaches. Either way please see your medical doctor as soon as possible to rule out pathology. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a headache goosebumps and you're feeling really weak?

What does it mean when you have a headache goosebumps and you're feeling really weak?

Cold may be coming: Goosebumps usually occur when you're feeling cold, or chilled, and your body is trying to regulate your heat. So with your picture of feeling weak with a headache, you must guard against the onset of a cold. So keep your body warm, rest and hydrate too. If you're still feeling this way after two days, you should contact your pcp, especially if it gets worse. ...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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Felt a migraine coming on and took maxalt (rizatriptan). Why does it make me feel sick? Like i need to lie down, hard to focus, foggy, head feels funny.

Felt a migraine coming on and took maxalt (rizatriptan). Why does it make me feel sick? Like i need to lie down, hard to focus, foggy, head feels funny.

Sick Headaches: Migraines are sometimes known as "sick headaches" in some circles. It is not unusual to have associated vomiting and nausea. Best thing is to lie down in a dark room, cover your eyes and go to sleep if possible. Sounds like you had an "aura" of visual change as well. Be sure to have a formal diagnosis of migraine by history and exam including fundoscopic exam(back of the eye) by a physician. ...Read more

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What does an oxygen deprivation headache feel like?

What does an oxygen deprivation headache feel like?

No such headache: There is no headache known to occur from " oxygen deprivation". There is oxygen given as treatment for cluster headache but it is not a proof of o2 deprivation. O2 does not always relieve headache. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Tension Headache (Definition)

A condition where there is dull pressure or pain within the head, often associated with muscle tension, especially the muscles in the back of ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Stress Headache (Definition)

Stress headaches are caused by stressful situations that ...Read more