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Why do cluster headache sufferers get short of breath?

Why do cluster headache sufferers get short of breath?

It's not common: I haven't seen shortness of breath as a common complaint among my cluster patients. It should be evaluated as a separate symptom. ...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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How come cluster headache sufferers get short on breath?

How come cluster headache sufferers get short on breath?

Unclear reason: Shortness of breath is not often listed as a symptom traditionally associated with cluster headaches. However, my patients who have cluster headaches often mention that the pain is excruciating to the point that they feel out of breath. They also tend to pace and are extremely anxious. The anxiety may contribute to the shortness of breath too. Inhaling oxygen dramatically relieves the symptoms. ...Read more

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For 2 wks Ive been exhausted, thristy, bad headaches and when I work out I get dizzy, short of breath, cold sweats and almost pass out.

For 2 wks Ive been exhausted, thristy, bad headaches and when I work out I get dizzy, short of breath, cold sweats and almost pass out.

Doesn't sound good: If I were trying to explain all those symptoms with a single diagnosis, I'd say you're anemic. It may be more complicated. You need some tests to figure just what's going on. New onset, uncontrolled diabetes could also do that. Some infections could as well. If a picture's worth a thousand words, imagine how much more information could be obtained by just examining you. Pls be checked. ...Read more

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I'm 23, my heart is racing at over 100bpm i'm short of breath and have a headache. What could be happening to me?

I'm 23, my heart is racing at over 100bpm i'm short of breath and have a headache. What could be happening to me?

Tachycardia: Tough to say without an exam, but an anxiety condition can cause these symptoms along with several other possibilities. Get an exam and be diagnosed. Get well soon. ...Read more

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What does headaches nauseous and short of breath mean?

See your doctor: A doctor would need to get a more detailed history as the symptoms are to vague to diagnose you> you would also need a physical exam to try to diagnose you.. ...Read more

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When i go running in the morning i get shortness of breath then headache. What is the problem ?

Unclear: It is, of course, normal to get short of breath when you run. If you feel that your breathing is abnormal, you should be evaluated (there are many possibilities and many tests). The headache is likely unrelated and has its own list possible causes . You should see your family doctor to get the ball rolling. ...Read more

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On diltiazem 90mg 2x day since june. Short of breath, headaches, tired general feel bad not me anymore.Any advice?

On diltiazem 90mg 2x day since june. Short of breath, headaches, tired general feel bad not me anymore.Any advice?

Dyspnea: I would confirm with your pcp or cardiologist that you are on the right dose and correct medication. Just an aside, Diltiazem causes constipation which can lead to shortness of breath as well. Bottom line, follow up with your doctor for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm the one with the headaches last several days, but last 2 days I've had chest heaviness and some pains in chest and feel like short of breath, help?

I'm the one with the headaches last several days, but last 2 days I've had chest heaviness and some pains in chest and feel like short of breath, help?

You need to be seen: Kelly, you need to be seen. No one can sort out these symptoms without examining you. It could be dangerous, especially if you are on oral contraceptives, any drugs like cocaine, or are a smoker. Don't delay. ...Read more

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I'm trying to take a nap and I feel like I'm short of breath and wheezing with a bad headache I am only 5 weeks?

I'm trying to take a nap and I feel like I'm short of breath and wheezing with a bad headache I am only 5 weeks?

Asthma: Your wheezing raises the question of bronchospam. Do you have a history of asthma? Early pregnancy does strain the heart - if you have an unrecognized, possibly congenital heart condition, it may be brought out by pregnancy. In either case, if you're short of breath, you need attention. If you're uncomfortable, go to the ER now. If it can wait, call your doc tomorrow. ...Read more

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Wat is it if u have severe pain in left shoulder, short of breath, dizzy, headaches.

Wat is it if u have severe pain in left shoulder, short of breath, dizzy, headaches.

See below: Considering your history of a heart stent, you need to seek medical attention immediately as this could be a heart attack. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

Dr. Amy Friedman
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Cluster Headache (Definition)

Cluster headaches are an extremely painful type of headache that is commonly described as a stabbing sensation through the eye. They usually occur on one side of the head, ...Read more


Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more