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Top 4 Types of Headaches That Signal a Dangerous Problem

 
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If it is associated with sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg and only one side of the body is affected, this is a warning sign of a stroke. Additional symptoms of a stroke include sudden onset of confusion, trouble speaking and understanding, difficultly seeing in one or both eyes, trouble walking, dizziness, and loss of balance. A person who experiences these symptoms must seek immediate emergency medical attention.

Severe Headache with Stiff Neck and Fever

A severe headache that is associated with a stiff neck, high fever, nausea and vomiting warns of meningitis. Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges, which are the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. Additional symptoms of meningitis are confusion, seizures, sleepiness, sensitivity to light, loss of appetite, and in some cases, a skin rash. This is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical attention.

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I have been suffering from severe headache for past one month...i get pain whevr i get tension or depressed.And smtimes for no reason.Bt whn i get pain it actually makes me stay n bed..i coulnt able do any work...last week i had nasuea for no reason for almost 3 days.Actually few years back i got banged on wall heavily too.i really have no idea what s d reason for this sharp pain in my head

December 29, 2016 - 8:56am
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Hello Anonymous,

Call to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician, today. Suffering with severe headaches for one month is too long.

Regards,
Maryann

December 29, 2016 - 9:36am
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Anonymous

hello. my headache has been 5 days now. i took 4 painkillers and drank a lots of tea and water. my back of head, temples, and neck hurts, and eyes sore, neck stiffens, lose my balance and suddenly feel dizzy. also , i have born with anemia. i feel like i have a fever and numb.

October 15, 2016 - 5:47am
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Anonymous

Hi. I received a different kind of headache . When i was site it will be ok .and when i was stand a different kind of headache come in only right side of my head for second and second it will be gone . I received this pain for 2 days.

July 18, 2016 - 3:25am
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Anonymous

My boyfriend has been having sever attacks of pain in his head. It can start for no reason but coughing can bring it on too. The worst attack he had was when we had sex....He said he felt like he was going to die. When that attack happened the light was also affecting his eyes. Is this something serious? What can be done? He has called the emergency services 3 times and all they say is to take pain relief. He is not hom self at all, he appetite is suppressed, lathargic and keeps going hot and cold.

June 28, 2016 - 12:43pm
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Anonymous

My co-worker gets migraine headaches frequently, at least once a month. Yesterday she had one so bad, she had to go home before she said she wouldn't be able to drive home. She said she has migraine medicine from her doctor. I just wonder about this, she is 31.
I wonder if this is dangerous, she has seen a dcotor about this a while ago, but she can't function when she gets these.

May 14, 2015 - 8:48am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I has a co worker that had the same issue. The doctor had her try all sorts of things including eating different. She went on an all natural fruit vegetable juice cleansing and then incorporated them into a healthy diet and it eliminated that issue.

November 28, 2015 - 12:14pm
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I have been having this horrible constant headaches worse than I have ever felt in my life . Persistant Nausea, vomitting, blurred vision, swelling of glands on back of my head and I haven't been able to sleep.

January 24, 2015 - 10:47am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Call and schedule an appointment with your physician. These symptoms should not be overlooked.

Regards,
Maryann

January 26, 2015 - 9:37am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you for the advice. I made an appointment to get checked next week. They have gotten worse and the pain is more severe. So my husband made an appointment for me.

January 26, 2015 - 10:51am
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