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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

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 I've 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 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

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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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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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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 get really bad headaches and when walking upstairs or for distances I get a shortness of breath and extream nausea?

I get really bad headaches and when walking upstairs or for distances I get a shortness of breath and extream nausea?

Shortness of breath: You need to see your doctor about your shortness of breath and nausea with minimal exertion. Your headache could be due to the shortness of breath/lack of oxygenation. ...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

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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?

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?

Complex: This one is too complex for an e-mail answer. Likely you have post inflammatory bronchitis and may need a combination of, singulair, (montelukast) advair (these are my preferred drugs of choice), possibly half dose Medrol dose pack, + 100 % (100%) no dairy. Www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

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Lately I've been short of breath everyday lite headache and very dehydrated and pelvic pain off and on?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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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

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Bloating, headaches, nausea, dizziness, short of breath, and chest pains. Been sick with this for a week. Could it be pregnancy?

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

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Ddimer of 7.06, neg ct. Been having chest pain, short of breath, & headache w/neck pain. Been few days, thoughts?

Ddimer of 7.06, neg ct. Been having chest pain, short of breath, & headache w/neck pain. Been few days, thoughts?

Elevated d dimer: Did they check your legs for clots? Other causes of elevated d dimer are infection, inflammatory causes (like acute arthritis and injury) and neoplastic (cancers). ...Read more

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My daughter is having current symptoms of cold sweats, hot flashes, coughing, stuffy nose, short of breath, headaches, body aches., dizziness?

My daughter is having current symptoms of cold sweats, hot flashes, coughing, stuffy nose, short of breath, headaches, body aches., dizziness?

Infection: Sounds like a cold, flu or some type of infections. I would maintain good hydration, tylenol/ibuprofen as needed. If the symptoms don't improve or get worst, see your primary care for an examination and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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Symptoms: headaches, neck, shoulder and upper back pain, chest tightness on left side, sometimes hurts to sit up, jaw pain, short of breath...Why?

Symptoms: headaches, neck, shoulder and upper back pain, chest tightness on left side, sometimes hurts to sit up, jaw pain, short of breath...Why?

MFP: 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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Extremely sore throat for five days, high fever, headache, now I'm coughing up yellow mucus and feel short of breath. What is this?

Get evaluated: Sounds like it's time to see a doctor. It could be bronchitis or a sinus infection. It could also just be the normal progression of a viral infection. ...Read more

Dr. Amy Friedman
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Cluster Headache (Definition)

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