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Sudden severe headache? Worst ever.

Sudden severe headache? Worst ever.

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Whiplash (Definition)

A term typically used to describe an injury to the neck, often associated with a motor-vehicle accident that snaps the ...Read more


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Possible MS from head injury that caused severe concussion?

Possible MS from head injury that caused severe concussion?

MS / injury: Multiple sclerosis is not due to injury. It is affected by genetics, sunlight exposure / vitamin D, and possibly by other factors. The causes are not known with certainty but injury is not one of them! You may find this information about concussions helpful: http://www.neurocuro.com/concussion/ Good luck! ...Read more

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How severe is an albumin of 5.4? Please describe severity of symptoms? Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

How severe is an albumin of 5.4?  Please describe severity of symptoms?  Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

None of the above: I hope it doesn't disappoint you greatly to let you know that your Albumin levels are considered quite within the normal range. Of course, lab values do vary from one laboratory to another therefore, it would be best to find out the normal range in the laboratory you had the blood drawn or tested but for all intents and purposes the range of normal for Albumin is taken to be 3.5 to 5.5. ...Read more

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This headache is the worst headache i ever feel. frequently happen which are everyday, pain at all sides of head, dizziness, faint, neck stiffness.

This headache is the worst headache i ever feel. frequently happen which are everyday, pain at all sides of head, dizziness, faint, neck stiffness.

ER-NOW!: or call 911, informing them that this is" the worst headache you have ever had". Your symptoms are dangerous and require immediate and urgent medical evaluation.The neck stiffness is ominous- call now! ...Read more

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Severe joint pain, sudden onset, traveling from hip, shoulder, jaw. Low to mid grade fever. Headache, fatigue. No injury. Debilitating pain. 9 days.

Severe joint pain, sudden onset, traveling from hip, shoulder, jaw. Low to mid grade fever. Headache, fatigue. No injury. Debilitating pain. 9 days.

Close your computer: If this is as severe and sudden as you describe I suggest immediate medical evaluation and ether your private physician or local UC clinic. ...Read more

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neck pain headache,throat pain severe when lying down esp throat feels like obstruction. sudden onset of cold symptoms last wk symptoms worsen daily

neck pain headache,throat pain severe when lying down esp throat feels like obstruction.  sudden onset of cold symptoms last wk symptoms worsen daily

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Antibiotics do not help. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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Can the symptom "stiff neck" of spinal meningitis go away?

Can the symptom "stiff neck" of spinal meningitis go away?

Spinal meningitis: Usually once the infection clears the symptoms of a stiff neck resolve but it can take some time as the infection irritates the membrane that goes around the spinal cord. ...Read more

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Lightheaded for weeks.Then migraine pain.Then fleeting weakness on left side.Now severe nausea.Have history of migraines but never nausea. Migraine?

Lightheaded for weeks.Then migraine pain.Then fleeting weakness on left side.Now severe nausea.Have history of migraines but never nausea. Migraine?

See your doctor soon: Your medical history is complex, and if you have intercranial hypertension, and lightheadedness and migraine too, and weakness on the left side and taking antihypertensives, you want to make sure you are not having possible pre-stroke conditions in evolution on top of all this vs. migraine. So don't delay! Call your doctor now, and have this fully checked out. Need physical exam, labs, and workup. ...Read more

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Is headache a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

Is headache a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

Holy cow!: When u hear hoofbeats on the bridge don't think first of unicorns! :). ...Read more

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Shortness of breath severe migraine followed by blood in nasal mucus. Chronic migraine aura sufferer. Could this be from headaches?

Shortness of breath severe migraine followed by blood in nasal mucus. Chronic migraine aura sufferer. Could this be from headaches?

No: The bleeding and shortness of breath are not due to migraine, and you possess a co-morbidity or a second independent problem. ...Read more

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Brain fog, stiff upper neck (back of neck), minor nausea. Could this be symptomatic of my gad and occasional panic attacks?

Brain fog, stiff upper neck (back of neck), minor nausea.  Could this be symptomatic of my gad and occasional panic attacks?

COULD BE, BUT...: Yes, especially if you've had the same symptoms in previous attacks. But if these symptoms are new, particularly if they are increasing in intensity see your dr. I'd like to be sure that anxiety without physical problems is what's happening. ...Read more

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Insomnia 7yrs, chronic fatigue, anxiety, panic attacks, memory loss, pain back of head, neck, shoulders, hips & depression setting in now. Diagnosis?

Insomnia 7yrs, chronic fatigue, anxiety, panic attacks, memory loss, pain back of head, neck, shoulders, hips & depression setting in now. Diagnosis?

Get an evaluation : When one has a number of long standing symptoms the only way to get an accurate diagnosis is to get a personal evaluation by an experienced clinician. There are hundreds of possibilities based on the symptoms you list. ...Read more

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