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A severe, recurring, and throbbing headache, usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound, is called a migraine. It generally affects only one side of the head. Hormonal changes, stress, depression, anxiety, insufficient sleep, dehydration, and strong smells can trigger a migraine.

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I have experienced several unusual symptoms like an electroshock sensation, concentration issues, migraines, eye twitches, and sleep apnea. Can it be due to Chiari syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female with a height of 5 feet and 5 inches and a weight of 280 pounds. I am currently taking tablets 100 mg of Sertraline, 60 mg of Adderall XR, and 10 mg of Adderall IR. Throughout my life, I have experienced several unusual symptoms such as an electroshock sensat...  Read Full »

Dr. Chinezu R. Rares

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I have thoroughly examined the submitted MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) slices (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), and unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to provide a definitive diagnosis based on only eight s...  Read Full »

What causes severe headache in right temple?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 9 years old and has a typical headache at right temple. The headache, she says, is more or less constant and not severe in the day but is intense at night. She sleeps at around 10:00 PM and wakes up around 12:15 AM to 12:30 AM. This is when she cries as she is not able t...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that this type of headache could be related to hypnic headache. Anyway, a brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scan is necessary in order to exclude a possible brain lesion, as the headache is a...  Read Full »

Though my EEG and MRI reports are normal, my laboratory reports reveal low vitamin D, iron, and vitamin B12 levels. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female with a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weigh around 210 pounds. I have suffered from vocal and motor tics for the past three years. The first week was just motor tics; they were almost constant and consisted of head jerks, left eye blinking, and shoulder jerks. Then, before I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. As you rightly said, if both the motor and vocal tics are persistent for more than a year, then it is termed Chronic tic disorder (Tourette's syndrome). Usually, tics are present from an early age, and from your ...  Read Full »

What medication can be taken for my long-term migraine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 54 years old, and I have had migraines for the last 32 years. They are increasing day by day and always shifting from the right to the left side. I have had an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scan, electroencephalogram (EEG), and echo, and all are normal...  Read Full »

Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The chronic migraines respond well to Topiramate 50 mg once a day for seven days and then 50 mg twice a day for a month. See if this works for you. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the migraine prescription medicines with their consent....  Read Full »

Why do I hear whooshing blood flow sound in sync with heartbeat in my ears and head?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old male who is an athlete, never smoked or used any drugs or alcohol. No medical history. For the past year, I have been experiencing pulsatile tinnitus (a whooshing blood flow sound in sync with my heartbeat, in my ears, or head). It is also accompanied by chronic migrai...  Read Full »

Dr. K. Murali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The findings you have described do not usually cause any problems you have now: Vertebral artery ending as PICA (posterior cerebellar artery syndrome) is a normal variant. Developmental venous anomaly is also asymptomatic. If there is an associated cavernoma in the sa...  Read Full »

What causes a severe migraine for hours after sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female with a weight of 47 kilograms and a height of five feet. I have severe migraine after sex and it lasted for four hours. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Afifa Nighat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems to be a sexual headache. It usually lasts for 24 to 72 hours. It usually occurs in the occipital area and it is unilateral. You can take Zolmitriptan nasal spray 5 mg. If you have repetitive attacks, then you need to take preventive therapy. If it lasts for mor...  Read Full »

Can I take Sibelium for migraines?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I am suffering from migraine for the last 15 years. There is a throbbing pain on one corner of the head and generally the next day it almost definitely shifts to the other corner. This cycle continues. So, the frequency is around 2 headaches per week. I used to take P...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Both Carbamazepine and Flunarizine have side effect of memory loss. You should take tablet Vasograin. It is most effective at the onset of migraine. Once migraine starts, though it reduces some symptoms, but not so effectively. So along with migraine pills presc...  Read Full »

Can I get a prescription for Lyrica and Viagra?

Query: Hello doctor, My psychologist wants me to get a prescription for Lyrica tablets for my anxiety and migraines, which I am frequently getting from stress. Also, I want to be prescribed Viagra or something similar.  Read Full »

Dr. Md Shamim Reza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Lyrica is a very commonly used drug for different kinds of pain and neurological problems and it is also included in migraine prescription online. I am not sure why you need to use it for your stress. Please elaborate on your question. Unfortunately, I could not open...  Read Full »

What causes vertigo and sudden loss in speech?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife is 32-years-old with no medical illness. She suddenly experienced vertigo six days before, followed by aphasia and right-sided weakness. She was immediately taken to the emergency department for a stroke workup and stroke code. They did a head and neck CT and a brain MRI. The re...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I carefully read your questions and would agree with your doctor on the conclusion of migraine. Let me explain as follows: The brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) has excluded any possible stroke, which would cause a permanent disability (attachments removed to ...  Read Full »

What can I do to manage my severe and frequent headaches?

Query: Hi doctor, I just got married. Right after two days, my wife experienced a sharp pain in her right head to the neck. It felt like someone was hammering the head. Then after 20 to 25 minutes, she slept, and it stopped. Then again, after five to six days, it came up in the same frequency and same patt...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. 1. It is most likely a migraine if she has no other deficits like hand or leg weakness, giddiness, or cognitive deficits. It is just recent in onset. So, we can wait with medicines. Tablet Topiramate 25 milligrams at bedtime...  Read Full »

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