Q. What do symptoms such as a terrible headache, a stiff neck, and tiredness indicate?

Answered by
Dr. Sugandh Garg
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 18, 2022 and last reviewed on: Dec 06, 2022

Hi doctor,

I have been feeling horrible for at least four days with a terrible headache and a stiff, sore neck; my body feels awful, and I get very tired quickly, and my face twitches. I might have meningitis or possibly might have been bitten by a tick. I remember seeing what looks like ringworm, which is still itchy. I feel like I am dying and more. Please help.



Welcome to

I understand your concern.

I need further details.

Do you have any other associated symptoms?

I suggest,

  • It is best to check BP (blood pressure).
  • Keep well hydrated.
  • Make sure you are taking adequate sleep.
  • Avoid stress-strain exertion by lifting heavy weights and rigorous exercise.
  • Get physically examined by a doctor.

Please answer the following qestions.

Are you an alcoholic?

Are you a smoker?

Are you taking any medicine for four days?

Any nausea feeling?

Any pain in the abdomen?

Any fever, cold or cough?

If you doubt meningitis, it is helpful to get CT (computed tomography) head.

As far as the tick is concerned, ensure to keep the surroundings clean and hygienic.

I hope you find it helpful.

Kind regards.

Hi doctor,

I feel nauseous, and my blood pressure has been pretty normal but has been a little high; I do not drink, and I do smoke but have not really since these symptoms; I am having difficulty drinking (like I am not drinking for some reason), no cough, and fever, I have slept a crazy amount several days in a row with symptoms getting worse, not better, my whole body hurts, and it is very challenging getting out of bed, my kidneys feel painful. I feel like I am full of gas.



Welcome back to

Did you undergo any blood tests?

Do you have a burning sensation during urine output?

You may go to ER (emergency room) and get physically examined. I suggest,

  • Please drink plenty of fluids.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
  • Check vitals, including pulse, BP (blood pressure) and temperature.

Is the pain localized or referred to the legs and back?

How much water are you drinking in 24 hours?

I also suggest an antacid like Omeprazole with a Domperidone combination of 40 mg empty stomach in the morning.


Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
Worst Headache Ever? It Could be Brain Aneurysm!!

.. is a potentially fatal condition that needs emergency care. This article helps you understand this condition and educates you regarding your treatment options .. ...   Read full

Headache: Causes and Types

Systemic causes- Fever ... Headache with fever ...   Read full

Meningococcal Meningitis - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

.. the infection of the brain and spinal cord coverings. Read the article to learn about symptoms and management in detail .. ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Coronavirus Variant Arcturus: | Omicron XBB.1.16 Variant
Arcturus is an emerging variant of the Omicron virus that causes various symptoms and spreads rapidly across the world. ...  Read more»
Adrenaline Rush - Symptoms, Causes, Effects, and How to Control
Adrenaline is a hormone responsible for fight or flight response. It is also a neurotransmitter and medicine. It is also...  Read more»
Fatty Liver - Types, Symptoms, Stages, and Treatment
The liver is the largest gland in the body. Its primary function is to process the food and drinks we consume. and filte...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a General Medicine Physician Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.