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Child Migraine 
My son has has headaches and fevers 1-2 times a month that last for 3-4 days his eyes are blood shot and his temp is 102.5 without medicine with medicine …

Headache for five days now... 
Hi my name is Tamara, i have been having a headache for the past five days now with only a two hour break on the fourth day in. The pain is light to moderate …

Whiplash Concussions 
Just over 5 months ago I was in an auto accident. A driver made a left turn in front of me, causing me to hit the side of his car. My air bag deployed …

new dx complex migraine s/p CVA 
i am two years s/p lt occipital lobe CVA. I regained 99% function and now back to work as an ICU RN. I have a hx of 2 weeks headache with lt sided heaviness, …

What type of headache do I have? 
I started getting a headache when I was about 10 years old (am about 40 now) At 23 years of age it started being a one sided headache on the right side …

Post Traumatic Headache and TBI 
I was rear ended several month ago while at a complete stop, other vehicle was traveling over 50mph. After impact i was forced into a car in front me (Shaking …

Polish patient with headache  
Hello from Poland, the reason I wrote to you is my Mom, who is 62 years old. She has suffered headaches since 1998. The headaches were located in …

Headache with other disturbing symptoms 
It started Feb 4th...mild headache that by the morning of Feb 5th was pounding. It is on the Right side top area of the head. It was associated with …

Severe Head and Neck Pain 
Age: 50 Female; Never smoked Symptoms: 1. pain in neck & trap muscles burning-diagnosed as arthritis/bone spurs but not severe enough to need surgery;constant …

Recurring Headaches 
Hi, I am a 49 year old non-smoking male experiencing recurring headaches for the first time in my life. I have had occasional headaches which I believe …

Headaches Around The Eyes 
I wrote to you three months ago same problem you told me to see a neurologist and i did even two,well one said it is sinus and gave me antibodies did not …

Headache When Weather Changes 
My girlfriend has been nauseous and has had a headache for 2 weeks now. We went to the doctor because we don't have insurance for her we have to pay out …

Post Concussion Syndrome 
i was playing baseball today with my jrotc instructor and i got hit in the head by the baseball really hard and now i feel reaally dizzy and sleepy and …

Constant Headaches 
Hi, I'm a 57 year old female, who has had a constant 24/7 Unilateral head pain for almost 6 years. It is significantly worse upon waking in the morning. …

Transforming Headaches 
I have a 17 teen year old daughter that has been diagnosed with chronic daily headaches. She has had headaches for 7 months. Most of the time they are …

Post Viral Constant Headache 
Hi, I've looked through your web site to see if I could find a similar set of symptoms / circumstances to mine and I didn't, but I wasn't super thorough …

Migraines Everyday 
Hey so, I'm only 12 turning 13 in 24 days and ever since the start of the year i have been getting constant migraines up until the point where i throw …

Sudden Severe Head Pain 
I am a migraine sufferer to begin with. I have recently been under tremendous stress with horrible family news and the stress has increased the migraines. …

Stroke Signs and Symptoms 
Hi, I have been having these headaches that sometimes come with a lot of tiredness. Occasionally I feel like my right eye gets blurry too. I am really …

Cervical Fusions and Headaches 
Hi, I have a headache almost everyday. Some days I feel dizzy and my head feels very heavy. At night I experience horrible ear pain,both ears are affected.What …

Headache After Sleeping 
It remains a few hours. It is severe headache, unable to read any thing. Pressure goes to the head. I am suffering from it for the last 20 years. I keep …

Food Triggers 
Dear Mary Kay One hears so much these days about the health benefits of having small amounts of dark chocolate, regularly. Yet chocolate is often …

Headache Every Day 
Hi.. I've been suffering with severe headaches since I was about 13 yrs. old I'm currently 19 yrs. old. On a daily basis I have headaches. 9 times …

Headache On Top Of Head 
Two months ago, at 41 yo, I started having HA on the top of the head. I never had HAs before. Initially, there was difficulty with bright light and looking …

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Menopause Migraine 
I have been a migraine sufferer since about the age of 17. I feel slightly sick but have no aura. I do feel "strange" before an attack and know when …

Traumatic Brain Injury Headaches 
in the year 2000, when i was 15yrs old i was assulted which resulted in a traumatic brain injury. i was in hospital for 6 months, the first 3 months i …

One sided headaches 
I have a one-sided headache with a lot of pressure. It's on the right side, from the side of the base of my skull, up behind my ear, up through my temple, …

Chronic headache, severe reactionsto medications Not rated yet
I have had 4 concussions between Feb 2012 and Dec. 2013. I was able to recover from each of these but after attempting to return to my teaching job in …

Lasting Effects of single dose Metoclopramide administered for migraine in ER Not rated yet
I was given metoclopramide in the ER along with Benadryl for a migraine. Almost immediately and for several weeks following that episode I had strange …

Major headaches with sinus stuffiness all the time Not rated yet
Hi I have horrible headaches. Worst part that goes with it is sinus stuffiness where I am so congested I can't breathe. It is every day with sinus. …

I have had a headache for six weeks straight Not rated yet
The week before my headache started I lost my voice. I was working in an environment that was hot and I would sweat, and then go out into the main plant …

Complex Migraines Not rated yet
I had what doctors said was a complex migraine while i was a patient at my local hospital. This headache caused me to have complete stroke symptoms. I …

constant headaches with migrains due to hormones and pressure changes Not rated yet
My name is Jeannette I am 42 yrs old and live in Canada. I am female. My symptoms are chronic headaches for over 6 months now. I have suffered from …

Atypical Migraine Not rated yet
I had a car accident in March 2012, I hit my head and left shoulder, but at the time I didn't realize how hard I hit. I did go to an orthopaedic Doctor …

Post concussion symptoms Not rated yet
Hi there I am 54, female and was in perfect health before I fell 6 weeks ago hitting my head on the right side above the eye. I was knocked out for …

Chronic Recurring Headaches Not rated yet
Thank you for this websie. I am a 49 year old, non-smoking female. I have hashimoto's and currently take 75 mg of armor thyroid. No other medications. …

Headaches / Dizziness Post Virus Not rated yet
Mary Kay, My name is Andrew, I am a 23 year old Male (6'0 , 150lbs). I have always had migraines, when they are bad maybe 3 times a week. Medication(OTC) …

Can Ice Pick Headaches be related to Temporal Lobe Epilepsy? Not rated yet
Im a 31 year old female who was diagnosed with Left Temporal Lobe Epilepsy at the age of 18 Months Old. Ive been on several different seizure medications, …

Headaches for 6 weeks Not rated yet
Hi, I have been having headaches daily for the past 6 weeks. It started with a coital headache right at orgasm and then went away. I am a very active …

migraine(nauseoues,tired,numbness of body ibs) Not rated yet
Hi I'm a 30yr old female from South Africa , been suffering wit headache for as long as I can rem ,its an everyday struggle , being constipated n bloated …

Tension Type Headaches Not rated yet
Hello, I am a 54 years old male. I suffered from Neuralgias, stabbing sharp pain in my head, like around the top part of my left ear. This happened …

Headache and High Blood Pressure Not rated yet
MY FAMILY MEMBER , FEMALE AGE 60YRS, IN NOV 2010 SHE HAD VIRAL FEVER, NORMAL COLD, BUT SHE WAS BUSY IN HOUSEHOLD WORK, this …

Causes of Migraine Headaches Not rated yet
I am 23 years old. I have been having severe headaches at least three times a week for about a year. However this week I have had the same headache for …

monthly migraines at age 64 Not rated yet
I am a 64 yr. old female who has been suffering monthly migraines( with aura) for 26 yrs now. I had a few when I was a child, then when I got my periods …

Migraines In Men Not rated yet
Iam 40yrs old male and I've suffered with migaines as long I can remmember. I get one when i get hot; it doesnt matter what activity I'am doing I'am …

ongoing migraine for 2 weeks now Not rated yet
Hi my name is Alicia and I an 18 years o. I have had a migraine now for two years. I went to a doctor a few years ago for chronic migraines and she told …

daily intermittent short duration head pain Not rated yet
I am a 52 year old female, non-smoker with history of anxiety, perimenopause, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, seasonal allergies and cervical disc …

Thunderclap Headaches Case Studies Not rated yet
Hy My name is Melanie and really one too now what can cause the Headache's?My husband is 25 yrs and he's being having a headache every day and is being …

Concussion Symptoms Not rated yet
I am a female of 51 and I do not smoke. On March 9th of this year I fell on my back at a job I was doing at a high school in NY. I had a compressed fracture …

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Pounding Headache Not rated yet
Hi, In the last week it have suffered 3 monstrous headaches and am seeking some clarification as to what they might be? I am a Male age 49 I have …

Sex, Pregnancy and Migraines  Not rated yet
I'm Sarah, 24 years old i was having my migraines since i'm a little kid. It started about when i was 8 years old. it starts like twice a year then …

Told to lower my expectations for headaches Not rated yet
I am a 28 year old female experiencing daily headaches for the last 6 weeks with a history of frequent headaches and episodes of chronic daily headaches …

Sick and tired of being sick  Not rated yet
I have had migraines as long as I can remember, which is almost 20 years now. When I was younger (5-10) I would start the migraine by getting a very upset …

Headaches and eyes hurt Not rated yet
Hi, I'm a 15 year old girl who for the past week have been having constant headaches, my eyes hurt when i look at bright lights or even at the sky and …

Headache for over 2 weeks !! Not rated yet
I am a 32 year old male and for over the past two weeks I have been getting throbbing pains in the left back part of my head which the pain runs to the …

Mom Concerned About Seizures Not rated yet
My son has been complaining about a headache and then his eye starts to hurt,then he feels like vomiting. So i took him to his doctor and they referred …

Temporal Arteritis Everyday Not rated yet
Dona Rizzo female, 70 non smoker no tests preformed constant headache for 2 days from right side temple down to upper jaw. taken asprin which helps …

Tension headaches??? Not rated yet
I am 17 years old and ive had what I think is tension headaches since about 14-15 years old. The headaches are right in my forehead, almost feeling like …

Daily Headaches related to Fasting Not rated yet
Hi.. I have a terrible headache upon awakening every morning. After I eat breakfast, the headache doesn't go away; it intensifies. I have seen an endocrinologist …

Could Sinus Migraines? Not rated yet
I am a 47yr old female that had sinus surgery 7 yrs ago on my sphenoid, and turbates. I have never experienced migraines until after my surgery. I have …

Chronic Migraine or Chronic Tension Type Headache? Not rated yet
Hello, I wrote you earlier: " migraine medications and how long for meds to work?". I am still not sure what type of headache I have. It's constant, …

Familial Hemiplegic Migraines Not rated yet
I am female, aged 60,diagnosed with hemiplegic migraine 4 years ago. I take amitryptiline to block attacks but last attack 2 years ago seems to have left …

New Daily Persistent Headache Not rated yet
I am a 56 year old male, diagnosed with NDPH. I’ve been dealing with it for about 18 months. I’ve been to 3 neurologists, 2 ENTs, ophthalmologist, cardiologist, …

Daily Migraines Not rated yet
I have had undiagnosed migraines since childhood, over 50 years now, but they became chronic and progressively more debilitating since age 34. I am a 55-year …

Feverfew Migraine Not rated yet
There is a capsule which contain B2, magnesium and feverfew all in one capsule. Do you know the name of it? I take 200 mg of b2, 125 mg of feverfew …

Years Of Headaches Not rated yet
As a small child(2 years old), I had a skull fracture and a brain bleed. Had surgery and was hospitalized for a few weeks. Lost a lot of blood and was …

Migraines and Pregnancy Not rated yet
I am a 29 year old female who gave birth 3 years ago (I was 26). 4 days after delivery I was having my hair done when it literally felt like someone hit …

Chiropractor Headache Not rated yet
Hi there, I am 38 years old and am female. I went to a chiropractor 3.5 yrs. ago who was not experienced, of course I did not know this at the time. …

Bad Headaches Not rated yet
I'm 14, I've just been having awful headaches to where I can barely think. It started after I went on a couple of roller coasters, and now I'm scared I …

Neck Pain And Vertigo Not rated yet
I am a 65 year old female who has had head pain for at least 5 years. I cannot call it a headache because it is ranges from a very severe acute pain only …

Headache in Children Not rated yet
My son is 3 years old had three different episodes of headache lasting for about a second he cries when headache starts and stop crying when it stops he …

Hormones and Migraines Not rated yet
Hello, I am a 21 year old female and have been experiencing increasing occasions of migraines since about the age of 17. First they were every once …

Chronic Tension Headache Not rated yet
Main symptoms: pressure in head, mostly around temple area and in the back. When I lay down, pressure seems to be in the temple area and around my forehead/ …

Migraine Medications Not rated yet
Hello, Firstly, it's a great site! Lot of useful information. I suffer from CDH (probably CTTH is subtype, because they evolved from episodic headaches, …

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Coital Headache Not rated yet
I experienced a sudden, severe, throbbing headache...right side of head shortly after beginning sex with my wife...this was about a month and a half ago. …

Diagnose My Headache Not rated yet
Is there anything I can do for my frequent headaches? How do I know if they are migraines? They started about 6 months ago and are right above my eyes. …

Migraines And Other Symptoms Not rated yet
Hi Mary Kay. My name is Sarah, I live in buffalo. I came accross your website while searching for information on various type of migraines. I am 25 years …

Sinus Headache Symptoms Not rated yet
I've been having an issue with a nagging headache around me left eye, forehead area, and jaw bone. What initially felt like a sinus issue then felt like …

Headaches With Numbness Not rated yet
I am a 29 year old male, never had headaches until 3 months ago. The headaches are constant, everyday with extreme dizziness where it feels like I'm on …

Daily Headaches Not rated yet
Hey, i'm Dallas (guy) and i just turned 15 this September. I have had headaches for a really long time now, maybe 4 years? My headaches usually start …

Topamax For Migraines Not rated yet
I am having trouble completely resolving my headaches. I had been diagnosed with Migraines and prescribed Topamax for daily treatment. However, I noticed …

Headache Back of Head Not rated yet
52 year old female, who has had chronic migraines since 1996. After an ex husband pushed on the occipital area so hard that I passed out for several …

Headache For Months Not rated yet
I traveled to Mexico in June.. Our car there didn't have ac and it was way over 110 degrees. I got a headache there and it's like a pressure in my head …

Treatment of Constant Headache Not rated yet
I got a headache on my right side of my head. Strong almost weakening. This went on for about 6 days when I decided to go to the hospital. I had a catscan. …

What Is Complicated Migraine Not rated yet
I am a 30yr old female, have suffered with migraines for the past 15+ years. I currently have a neurologist but am kind of dissapointed with his answers. …

Mild chronic headache Not rated yet
I am a 44 year old mom of 2 youngsters. I developed a mild headache around 3 wks ago which felt as if it were 4 or 5 inches into my right ear canal. I …

not sure what kind of headache im having!! Not rated yet
Lately I've been having a lot of headaches, not sure why! Behind my right eye top right side of head and back of head. Sometimes just behind my eye other …

Headaches Rule My Life Not rated yet
I had a concussion about a year ago. I had headaches for a while as a side effect but they stopped. Now for maybe the past month or so I've been getting …

My brother left the gas on. Not rated yet
My brother left the gas on and now i have a very bad headache how long will it last? Answer Brittany, Carbon monoxied poisoning is serious..please …

Fever Headache Not rated yet
My daughter is 3 and 1/2 years old. She has been experiencing headaches along with a fever for the past three days now. Everyone is telling me to just …

Family in distress Not rated yet
Hi Mary, It seems like my life is spiraling out of control and my is flipped upside down. I hope i make it all clear for you the symptoms and …

Headaches All Day Long Not rated yet
I am 16 years old and have had a headache for over a year now, all day everyday. The intensity varies daily, anywhere from a dull ache to a pain so bad …

Pain Back of the Head Not rated yet
hi am a 23yr old black female and a 3rdyr university student. I suffer from this constant pain on the top of my head and back right down to my neck …

Odd Headaches Not rated yet
My husband is 32 years old and is having headache. He says that it occurs suddenly and the pain is very severe and lasts in the same severity state for …

Head Pain Not rated yet
Me and my brother were wrestling and he dropped me on my head from 4 feet. this was three days ago. i have headaches and neck pains what should i do and …

Why Do I Get Headaches? Not rated yet
I have been getting headaches everyday and i got my eyes tested (im 13) and they said im shortsighted so is it to do with that and i think i dont get enough …

Headache And Dizziness Not rated yet
I'm 56 yrs old female. I've had headaches since I was about 15. I've had migraines a few times. Lately, I get a dizzy, light-headedness, followed by …

TMJ Symptoms Causing Headache Not rated yet
can these headaches be brought on by tmj? ..cause my pain starts in the jaw area and go's to the neck and top of my head area ..i have sleep apena and …

Severe Headaches Not rated yet
I have suffered from headache with crawling feeling feeling on the left side of my head for many years. Now the pain has gone to the top of my head anf …

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Headache Nasal Congestion Not rated yet
DEAR MAM, I HAVE HAD A HEADACHE PROBLEM FROM MORE THAN 3 YEARS AND I HAVE NASAL BLOCKING PROBLEM FOR 6 MONTHS. I HAVE DONE NASAL SURGERY LIKE (SEPTUM …

Noni Tea For Migraine Not rated yet
I've had constant daily tension-type headaches all my life. Bilateral, usually centered in the temples; sometimes extending to behind the ears. Usually …

Glasses causes migraine Not rated yet
Everytime i put on a pair of glasses prescription or sunglasses i get a really bad migraine what causes this Answer: Hi Rebecca, Without more …

Causes of Daily Headaches Not rated yet
Hi, I'm a 17-year-old girl, and for the past week, I've been having headaches everyday. They're not horribly painful, but while they're bearable, it's …

Friend With Headache Not rated yet
I can't submit a question because I don't get headaches. I don't really know why, I just feel very fortunate that I am headache free. I see people (family …

Influenza headache Not rated yet
Mary Kay, Any new info on how to treat post-infectious headache? There is not much info out there regarding this affliction. My 12 yr old son …

Too much imitrex Not rated yet
I take Imitrex for my headaches, which are coming almost every week, and they last for 2-3 days. The pain is there and bad, but it is not the worst part …

Recurring Migraine Not rated yet
I frequently get a fairly severe headache at the back of my head, to the right of center. OTC meds do little to relieve the pain. They often last for …

Basilar Migraines And Rare Headaches Not rated yet
My 80 year old mom has painful and long-lasting cluster headaches almost every morning. She has diabetes, anemia, temporal arteritis, occasional UTI, and …

Headache With Sex Not rated yet
I am a 49 year old female. Recently I have started to experience a severe headache to the left side of my head. It starts behind my left ear and radiates …

Migraine and Depersonalization Not rated yet
Headaches have always been a sort of normal occurrance for me. When I was in high school I would get dull headaches about once a week, which I always …

Abnormal MRI Not rated yet
I have chronic migraine and other diagnosed headaches. After the most recent MRI I was told was 'normal', but when I got the report it said there was 'calcification …

Occipital Headache Not rated yet
A patient had a really bad headache confined to the back of the head. CT negative. Responded to 1 dose of imitrex subQ sent home from ER. Went to sleep …

Headache when empty stomach or after jogging Not rated yet
Hi, My age is 35 and I experience headaches upon the following 2 conditions: (1) If I remain empty stomach for a long period of time. (Prevention) …

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