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What would cause headache with position change ex: sitting to standing cause an immediate headache

By Anonymous September 18, 2011 - 9:49am
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No headache while sitting, as soon as I stand, an immediate sense of pressure and headache occur.

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Hi Katy,
I just linked your other question back here. Thank you for the additional information. Since you may possibly have a diagnosis of MS, migraines (headaches) are commonly associated with a diagnosis of MS. Please read this article http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/news/20100216/migraines-in-women-may-have-link-to-ms.

I would certainly bring your new symptoms up to your doctor. I hope this information helps.


September 18, 2011 - 2:37pm
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Thank you for the feedback but migraines should'nt occur for brief periods after position change should they? I will bring it up with next visit to MD. Thankyou for the website info.

September 18, 2011 - 5:03pm
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Hi Anonymous,
Have you ever had previous experiences with migraines? How long has this been occurring? Have you been to a doctor? Do you wear glasses/contacts? If not, when is the last time that you had your eyes checked?

Thanks for the additional information so we may be able to better assist you.

September 18, 2011 - 11:18am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

No, I don't need to be anonymous. I tried getting back in with my name and password but, no luck. I am 62 yof smoker with hsitory of CLL and high cholesterol, las test showed LDL of 104, it is getting better. I am also being evaluated for MS. This problem has been ongoing for 6+ mos. It took awhile to realize that it happens with position changes. I do have hx of migraines but none in probably 15 yrs or more. I just wondered if it could be related to an aneurism or atherosclerosis. Most troublesome. What should I ask my MD? Thanks, Katy C.

September 18, 2011 - 11:38am
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