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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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Sometimes when i stand up i get a throbbing headache. Normal?

Sometimes when i stand up i get a throbbing headache. Normal?

Normal=Common: No: While not normal, it is behavior, not optimal, not extremely rare, yet not necessarily serious, at least in the short term, also clearly not healthy. Symptoms c/w vascular/migraine ha, especially if pulse in sync with the ha throb. There are several ways to improve, though would avoid most meds, a few might help a little. Best seek: mechanism of ha, address your internal controls & excellent help. ...Read more

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When i stand up i get short but bad headaches. It's generally more at night. What's wrong?

When i stand up i get short but bad headaches. It's generally more at night. What's wrong?

Postural headaches: Headaches that occur with a change in ones posture can be due to changes in blood pressure. Some neck pain can trigger headaches as well. Given the postural nature of the headaches, probably worthwhile to have somebody take a good headache history and do a complete neurological examination. ...Read more

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When I stand up I get a horrible pressured like headache, with blacked out vision, and jolts in my neck. What could this be?

When I stand up I get a horrible pressured like headache, with blacked out vision, and jolts in my neck. What could this be?

Autonomic dysfunctio: The symptoms you describe correspond to lack of appropriate blood pressure response and blood flow to the brain when changing position. This can be due to a number of causes including blockages of arteries in the neck. Vasculitis, Arteritis can also be considered. These tend to be more diseases of the elderly. At 19, it may be due to dehydration or autonomic dysfunction for you. See a Doctor ...Read more

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How do I get a headache to go away?

How do I get a headache to go away?

De-Stress, H2O, etc.: In most people a simple headache is the result of stress on your system. First, make sure to drink plenty of water. Then, go somewhere relaxing, and meditate do progressive relaxation. Simple tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, caffeine combinations can help. Make sure you are in good health get a physical exam, good nutrition, quality sleep. If you have migraines look in to riboflavin (b-1) to help prevent them. ...Read more

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I get a headache when lifting. Why is this?

I get a headache when lifting. Why is this?

Several reasons: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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Why do I get a headache everytime i workout?

Why do I get a headache everytime i workout?

Hypertension?: Many possibilities: high post-exertional blood pressure, neck strain, low blood sugar, exertional migraine. With multiple, reasonable possibilities, only a physical examination will resolve your problem. ...Read more

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How come i get a headache after temperature change?

How come i get a headache after temperature change?

Vascular dilatation: As the temprature increase the blood vessels dilates and this explain the increase in the headache. ...Read more

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Whenever i work out, i get a headache afterwards. Why?

Whenever i work out, i get a headache afterwards. Why?

Hypertension?: Many possibilities: high post-exertional blood pressure, neck strain, low blood sugar, exertional migraine. With multiple, reasonable possibilities, only a physical examination will resolve your problem. ...Read more

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Why do I get a headache when I think about the future?

Why do I get a headache when I think about the future?

Maybe: this causes you to feel stressed and you develop tension in muscles of neck, shoulders and head. This could cause a tension headache. ...Read more

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When someone smokes very near me, i get a headache ! why so ?

Brain oxygen: Cigarett smoke cause red blood cells to deliver diminished oxygen to the brain, causing blood vessels in the brain to swell. The brain is in a closed space with precious little space to expand, therefore an headache; at least in theory. ...Read more

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I get a headache that lasts for about 5 seconds then its gone?

I get a headache that lasts for about 5 seconds then its gone?

Head pain: Brief head pain suggests either irritation of the trigeminal nerve (shoots into the face on one side) or a cluster headache. The treatments are very different so you should see your doctor to help figure it out. ...Read more

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Why do I always feel like im going to be sick when i get a headache?

Migraines: Migraine headaches can be accompanied by nausea and sometimes vomiting. If this is a consistent pattern, see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why i get a headache after i sit on the swing?

Could use expert help with why i get a headache after i sit on the swing?

Motion sensitive: you may be motion sensitive - have excessive response to vestibular input. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why did i get a headache after i lifted a dumbell?

Could use expert help with why did i get a headache after i lifted a dumbell?

It may be: quite unrelated event and you may not to worry about it. Or it may be that while lifting weight you have muscle spasm resulting in headache. ...Read more