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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

Dr. Stephen Noga
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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea = abdominal upset ...Read more