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Why Do Cluster Headache Sufferers Get Short Of Breath
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
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
For 2 wks I've 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
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?
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
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
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
On diltiazem 90mg 2x day since june. Short of breath, headaches, tired general feel bad not me anymore. Any advice?
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
I get really bad headaches and when walking upstairs or for distances I get a shortness of breath and extream nausea?
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
I have had a cough that leads to short of breath for 2months vomiting headache nausea dizziness swoll lymphnod etc what can be the cause of this cough?
Shortness of breath severe migraine followed by blood in nasal mucus. Chronic migraine aura sufferer. Could this be from headaches?
Lately I've been short of breath everyday lite headache and very dehydrated and pelvic pain off and on?
See your doctor: You have too many symptoms. It is hard to figure out what's going on by just reading your questions. Please see your doctor and do not delay. ...Read more
Showed symptoms of a cold, had cough with phlegm, pressure in head. Now all I have is headache, weakness, and a mild cough slightly short of breath. Help?
Go see your doctor: Most colds are viral in nature. In other words, they won't respond to antibiotics. However, shortness of breath shouldn't be ignored. While this may be reactive airway disease (variant of asthma), you'll need to go see your doctor for diagnosis ; management (inhalers). Headache ; weakness (where?) can be a sign of not getting enough oxygen (or other condition). So don't delay. Go see your doc! ...Read more
Is it a sign of heart issues if heartbeat races for an hour 1time a day along with tightness of chest short of breath and foggy headache?
Short of breath for 2 weeks. Yesterday I felt my heart beat hit hard & had a brief moment of pressure in chest. Shortly leftside face tingly & mild headache feeling. Today symptoms reoccurring. Help?
Serious condition: Need more information about your weight, smoking history, other diseases, medications, drug use, blood pressure, pulse rate, on rest, on exertion. On limited information you need blood count, blood pressure, ekg & cxr which can be done by your doctor. If it is weekend then you may want to go to emergency room. It is serious what you describe. Wish you good health. ...Read more
Bad headache for about a month with left arm numbness and tingling and feeling really weak. Also getting real short of breath much more easlier now.?
See a doctor now: There are numerous possible causes, none of which can be diagnosed over the internet. See a doctor and have the problem properly evaluated. ...Read more
Ihave these ice pick headaches my glands are swollen&hurts when I swallow haven't had a period for about 4months I'm always tiredget short of breath?
Ouch: You need to be evaluated. You may have serious medical issues that could be detrimental to your health. Please see your clinician. ...Read more
I have had brown discharge for 3days in im on Depo-Provera so I don't have periods I have been having bad headaches. And I get very hot and shortness of breath?
See your doc: The spotting could absolutely be related to the depo, but I would recommend following up with your doc for the other symptoms. ...Read more
Bloating, headaches, nausea, dizziness, short of breath, and chest pains. Been sick with this for a week. Could it be pregnancy?
Multiple symptoms: Yes. If you've recently engaged in unprotected intercourse you should take a pregnancy test to confirm if you are pregnant. ...Read more
Ddimer of 7.06, neg ct. Been having chest pain, short of breath, & headache w/neck pain. Been few days, thoughts?
My daughter is having current symptoms of cold sweats, hot flashes, coughing, stuffy nose, short of breath, headaches, body aches., dizziness?
I had a headache, my left jaw was stiff. My left eye went blurry, & my chest got really tight, I was lightheaded&short of breath. Why? 24yr old
Heavy chest short of breath racing heart naseous headache left arm pain dizzy wento ER d d dimer 938 what's this mean?
It means you should: Many things potentially, and its foolish to think we will know the answer without a lot more informaiton, history, physical exam, and maybe other tests. From panic attacks with a bruised knee to severe blood clots in the lung and everything in between. Do you smoke? Use oral contraceptives? This is a great place to answer some questions (like "what is a pe? "), not a good place to get a diagnosis. ...Read more
Extremely light headed rapid heart rate short of breath blood work normal headache constantly an low grade fever 100 all the time?
Something else: Go back to your doctor for more evaluation -- something is up. ...Read more
Symptoms: headaches, neck, shoulder and upper back pain, chest tightness on left side, sometimes hurts to sit up, jaw pain, short of breath...Why?
Myofascial pain syndrome. In addition to local tenderness, referred pain. Mfp is characterized by other associated symptoms:
increased muscle fatigue and stiffness, a mildly restricted motion, pain when the muscle is stretched, and a subjective feeling of weakness in the muscle. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances and jaw pain may also be present.
See pain management specialist for diagnosis. ...Read more
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