Headaches and sensitivity to light and sound. Related?

Migraine and Tension. Type Headaches are a few examples. Sensory disturbances such as photophobia (i.e., light sensitivity) and phonophobia (i.e., sound sensitivity) are common and both of these criteria must be present if used for the diagnosis of migraine.

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Can a cold cause. Severe headache? Body aches, chills and sensitivity to light and sound?

Prob. flu if fever. Sixty percent of flu victims complain of sore eyes, often accompanied by a burning sensation, redness, watering and sensitivity to light.About 90 percent of flu victims have a dry, hacking cough. Influenza nearly always starts out with a fever of at least 100° f. Colds are rarely accompanied by fever, except those in children. Read more...

Woke up yesterday morning @ 1am w/ headache in back of head that is getting worse. Nauseas & no sensitivity to light & sound, neck stiff? Appt tomorro

Keep appt. This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. Read more...

My girlfriend has been to numerous doctors. She has headaches but without sensitivity to light or sound. She also gets dizzy from bending or lying down too fast. What couldbe the reason?

ENT? Has your girlfriend been to an ENT specialist? The dizziness may be to a sinus infection or an inner ear issue. There could be a tmj/tmd component, but i would want to know the potential cause, duration, and a thorough history. Read more...
Headache specialist. She should find a headache specialist, a neurologist specializing in headaches. The dizziness is a blood pressure issue. Make sure she drinks plenty of fluids and that her blood pressure is controlled. Read more...
Vertigo. If by getting dizzy you mean the room spins around, then she should also be evaluated by an ent. She might have benign positional vertigo (bpv). This can be a symptom that is not related to the headaches. The good news is if she does have bpv, it usually easily treated. Read more...