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What does it mean when I've been having headaches and nausea in the morning lately? And what can I do about them

What does it mean when I've been having headaches and nausea in the morning lately? And what can I do about them

Are you pregnant?: There are many causes for this, but my first thought would be you might be pregnant. You should check a pregnancy test if this is a possibility. Otherwise you can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for your headache and see your primary care ...Read more

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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So, my doctor made me take a 2 week break from my meds. My headaches and nausea got worse. What could this mean, my meds are theproblemorsomthingelse?

So, my doctor made me take a 2 week break from my meds. My headaches and nausea got worse. What could this mean, my meds are theproblemorsomthingelse?

You felt better...: ...on drugs, but felt worse off them? Sounds like the meds were part of the solution, not the problem. A frank conversation with your doctor should clarify what options you have as well as the appropriate next course of action to take. ...Read more

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I have had headaches and nausea. Does that mean my period is going to start soon?

I have had headaches and nausea. Does that mean my period is going to start soon?

Pregnancy: Headaches and nausea could be signs of early pregnancy; if not resolved, a pregnancy test would tell ...Read more

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Lately ive been waking up with headaches and nausea what could this mean know for sure im not pregnant?

Lately ive been waking up with headaches and nausea what could this mean know for sure im not pregnant?

Do pregnancy test.: Why not do a simple urine pregnancy test. If you are at least 6 days out from your cycle it should tell you if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Having headaches with blurry vision & slight nausea. The pain felt like someone was squeezing my head. What could this mean? The blurriness went away

Having headaches with blurry vision & slight nausea. The pain felt like someone was squeezing my head. What could this mean? The blurriness went away

Could be...: You could be having a bad tension headache. You could have a viral infection like a cold or a sinus infection. If the headache is really the only symptoms and there are no nasal / throat / cough symptoms, then I would try some ibuprofen or excederin migraine and get some sleep. If it worsens, see your doctor or an urgent care. ...Read more

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Pain in stomach, nausea and headache, tired. What do these symptoms mean?

Pain in stomach, nausea and headache, tired. What do these symptoms mean?

Many things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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If I get nauseas and headaches on my birth control pills dos that mean I need more or less estrogen?

If I get nauseas and headaches on my birth control pills dos that mean I need more or less estrogen?

Difficult pharmacogn: Sometimes the dose-response relationship for hormones is not linear but complex - such as a horseshoe-shape, where side effects are associated with low and high doses, but not optimum doses. So no generalization for you is helpful, unfortunately. Dose titration experi-ments with your doctor's help should be able to clarify this. ...Read more

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Headaches. Nausea. Sleepy. No energy. Eating a lot gained a lot of weight...Spoting around menstral time but not normal...What can this mean?

Headaches. Nausea. Sleepy. No energy. Eating a lot gained a lot of weight...Spoting around menstral time but not normal...What can this mean?

May be >1 thing: That's a lot of symptoms to try to explain with one condition or process. You should arrange to see your doctor for evaluation of these symptoms. In the meantime, cutting way back on your eating, particularly cutting down on carbs, should help reduce the weight gain, and might help with some of the other symptoms as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have blurred vision/blind spot followed by headache and nausea?

What does it mean if I have blurred vision/blind spot followed by headache and nausea?

Migraine: What you describe sounds most like migraine headaches, which can be associated with nausea and vomiting and can be preceded by an 'aura' which has various visual abnormalities, which could include blurred vision or a visual field problem ('blind spot'). Ask for a referral to a neurologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Pain ULQ, Chest, & Back past 2 yrs. Lipase High 65 (13-60) Amylase 101 (25-115). What does this mean? Nausea, Headaches, Fatigue. No drinking/no smoke

Pain ULQ, Chest, & Back past 2 yrs. Lipase High 65 (13-60) Amylase 101 (25-115). What does this mean? Nausea, Headaches, Fatigue. No drinking/no smoke

Hard to say: Upper Left Quadrant Chest Back pain for 2 years with slightly elevated lipase is nonspecific. I would suggest a CT scan if not already done. See your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Pain in ULQ, Chest, & Back for past 2 yrs. Lipase High 65 (13-60) Amylase 101 (25-115). Do these tests mean anything? Nausea, Headaches, Fatigue. Etc

Pain in ULQ, Chest, & Back for past 2 yrs. Lipase High 65 (13-60) Amylase 101 (25-115). Do these tests mean anything? Nausea, Headaches, Fatigue. Etc

You need a good Doc: To help you. First, if you drink alcohol, stop. Second, if you are not exercising, you need to start doing that too. Do you eat whole foods and a healthy diet, or do you "eat on the run." What kinds of stress do you have in your life? Do you smoke? If yes, quit. Do you take a multivitamin send vitamin D every day? How heavy are your menses? These questions + MD + exam = beginning of healthy you. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have bad headaches that cause nausea and vomiting and dizzy spells?

What does it mean to have bad headaches that cause nausea and vomiting and dizzy spells?

Can't diagnose on: Line. But do recommend medical (neurological) eval to rule out out migraine or other types of headaches ; to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have constant headache nausea and dizziness. Ent says 25 percent loss of inner ear function. What does that mean?

I have constant headache nausea and dizziness. Ent says 25 percent loss of inner ear function. What does that mean?

Hearing loss: Presumably, the ENT doctor was reporting the results of a hearing test which demonstrated the need for a 25% increase in volume before you heard the test tones; in addition the doctor attributed the problem to an inner ear problem. Of greatest concern are the associated persistent headache, nausea and dizziness; these symptoms and the hearing loss merit a careful evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been waking up with big headaches and nausea. I don't throw up but I feel as if I have a block stuck in my throat. What could it mean?

I have been waking up with big headaches and nausea. I don't throw up but I feel as if I have a block stuck in my throat. What could it mean?

Globus sensation?: Do you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophageal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or dysmotility. A gastroenterologist or ear-nose-throat specialist is a good starting point for evaluation. ...Read more

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28yo Headache, nausea, sudden severe leg bone pain, dizzy, back pain #4days. Tests = 8RBC urine (hazy), 98platelets, 3.1WBC, 0.8ANC, 3.3potsm. Means?

28yo Headache, nausea, sudden severe leg bone pain, dizzy, back pain #4days. Tests = 8RBC urine (hazy), 98platelets, 3.1WBC, 0.8ANC, 3.3potsm. Means?

Systemic illness: Such presentation requires further workup and very close follow-up by a medical doctor. Head imaging at least with a CT scan is required for workup of headache, nausea, dizziness, in setting of thrombocytopenia. This constellation can be caused by many things usually infectious or oncologic. Medication history is important. Bone marrow biopsy and imaging for lytic lesions. ...Read more

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Painless swollen submandibular glands times 6 months, fatigue, nausea, night sweats, loss of appetite, headaches. What could this mean?

Painless swollen submandibular glands times 6 months, fatigue, nausea, night sweats, loss of appetite, headaches. What could this mean?

See MD: Painless salivary gland enlargement is seen in diabetes, bulimia/anorexia, liver disease, autoimmune conditions, and hiv. The other symptoms suggest a systemic disorder so would test for these. Recommend a good exam and appropriate blood evaluation. Hope you find the cause. ...Read more

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I have been having very watery bowel movements. Today its been 6 times. What does this mean? Also had headaches and some nausea and vomiting.

I have been having very watery bowel movements. Today its been 6 times. What does this mean? Also had headaches and some nausea and vomiting.

Stay hydrated: Most cases of diarrhea are self limiting. Stay hydrated. Ciprofloxacin can shorten the course of the disease. You can also make yourself more comfortable by taking imodium (loperamide). If you develope fever or mucus or blood in your stool go to the er. ...Read more

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I am currently 4 days late one my period, I'm experiencing lower back, stomach cramps, face is broke out, nausea and headaches. What does this mean???

I am currently 4 days late one my period, I'm experiencing lower back, stomach cramps, face is broke out, nausea and headaches. What does this mean???

It means...: Those symptoms can be signs of many things; however, if you have had sex, then you should take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, and you do not get your period in a week, retake the test (and see your gynecologist about your irregular cycles if it is still negative OR to discuss your pregnancy). If not pregnant and your other symptoms persist, be evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u experience bad headaches daily and body aches and bloating nausea stomache pain diareaha gas fatigue and hard to concentrate?

What does it mean when u experience bad headaches daily and body aches and bloating nausea stomache pain diareaha gas fatigue and hard to concentrate?

Consider following: There is a symptom complex which seems to include headaches, orthostatic hypotension, postural tachycardia, and irritable bowel syndrome. You seem to have at least 2 of these elements. The bottom line is I believe your symptoms are tied to one another but the fix is more complicated than recognizing the problem. In addition, I am concerned that your report on Alcohol use could be contributory. ...Read more

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Does a late period always mean pregnancy if you've had some symptoms? (frequent urinating. Nausea. Headaches. Tired. Back ache.)

Does a late period always mean pregnancy if you've had some symptoms? (frequent urinating. Nausea. Headaches. Tired. Back ache.)

A positive preg test: Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I have pain between my chest & stomach burp a lot tightness in chest upper back pain nausea fast heartbeat contraption headache what does that mean?

I have pain between my chest & stomach burp a lot tightness in chest upper back pain nausea fast heartbeat contraption headache what does that mean?

Combination: Much of what you describe could be caused by air swallowing and anxiety. Having said that, it is not possible to have confidence in that without seeing and evaluating a patient. Seeing your dr. Is needed if these symptoms are repetitive. ...Read more

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Doctor says I have reactive lymph nodes. What does this mean? Is it cancer? I get panic attacks, chronic nausea, headaches, ear ache, chest aches.

Doctor says I have reactive lymph nodes. What does this mean? Is it cancer? I get panic attacks, chronic nausea, headaches, ear ache, chest aches.

Benign: Reactive lymph nodes are by definition benign, and not themselves the site of any illness. You're dealing with many somatic issues, and especially in your traditional society, you have a duty to ask your physician exactly what is going on with your health, while you are in the office. Don't leave until all your questions are answered. You have a right, anywhere in the world, to accurate info. ...Read more

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Had a 1 day period, headaches and backache everyday, nauseas comes and goes, constipation sore boobs neg hpt what does it mean?

Had a 1 day period, headaches and backache everyday, nauseas comes and goes, constipation sore boobs neg hpt what does it mean?

Likely normal.: You are 19 years old with a period of 1 day (when it can last as long as 5 days) with symptoms consistent with those of a period, like cramping and bloating. Nausea is also very prominent. This can bwe treated with nsaid's, but being so young, you can see your doctor to determihe the best option of oral contraceptives to balance out your period, and help the symptoms. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is waking up with nausea and headaches normal?

Is waking up with nausea and headaches normal?

No: Nothing is normal especially nausea and headaches. There is something abnormal that needs to be investigated. People do not have headaches or nausea without a reason. Get it checked! ...Read more

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I fell headache on right side and some time nausea?

I fell headache on right side and some time nausea?

Headache: Some types of headache can cause nausea. Specifically migraine headache. Need more history to determine whatever you have is migraine headache or something else. ...Read more

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What could cause headaches and nausea all the time?

What could cause headaches and nausea all the time?

Many answers...: Answers spanning from benign (most common in the young) to serious (realatively uncommon if "all the time", more likely if very new). The only way to know what is happening for you is for you to have evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to wake up in the morning with headache and nausea?

Is it normal to wake up in the morning with headache and nausea?

No, it's not: It is not normal and you should see your doctor and talk about these symptoms. Often times people who clench and grind their teeth while they sleep can wake up with headaches but this would not cause nausea. ...Read more

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Headaches and nausea for two and a half months, what could it be?

Headaches and nausea for two and a half months, what could it be?

Vague: Certainly need a lot more info. Could be due to trauma/whiplash injuries, tmj/tmd, posture, heredity, etc. Duration, intensity, location. Keep a pain diary if you can and document your headaches see a doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause you to have symptoms of nausea, headache and back lower pain?

What can cause you to have symptoms of nausea, headache and back lower pain?

Many things: What you describe could be simple tension and anxiety; or the back pain could be due to degenerative spine disease, and the pain might then give you headache. It is possible for a brain tumor to give you headache and nausea, but not usually low back pain. These 3 don't easily fit together as a set of symptoms which have a single cause. Consult your doctor for more information and reassurance. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned because I have a wicked headache accompanied by nausea?

Yes, you should!: If you've never had such a headache before, head to the emergency room. If you have them regularly, it is probably migraine and you still need to see a doctor, but there is no need to go to an er. Otc drugs work for many - I am partial to my migralex, but some people need a prescription drug such as sumatriptan, or Imitrex tablets or injections. Injections are very easy to give to yourself. ...Read more

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Receiving random headaches accompanied by horrible nausea. Should I eat or not?

Receiving random headaches accompanied by horrible nausea. Should I eat or not?

See your internist: This could be a cluster headache or migraine variant. It is important that you see your internist or a neurologist to have this evaluated asap. Food is not the issue. ...Read more

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I been having constant headaches and nauseas and I was wondering what it could be.

I been having constant headaches and nauseas and I was wondering what it could be.

Related or not?: There are lots of possibilities here, all of which can be addressed by a physical exam and appropriate testing. Migraines for example can affect both head and gut ("intestinal migraine"). Please however don't contribute to your stomach upset by taking excessive nsaid's aimed at alleviating head ache. Get checked to rule out more esoteric pathology. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Noga
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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea = abdominal upset ...Read more