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 a mild continuous headache that subsides after taking painkillers. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Initially, my problem started with a headache, and I felt shaky and dizzy the next day. I felt the same for around four days and went to the hospital. They said that I was dehydrated. But they did not give me anything for it and sent me home. I still have a headache, shaky, dizzy and feel...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Suresh Kulkarni

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your persistent troubles. You need to have plenty of oral fluids. Take Paracetamol 500 mg up to three times a day to relieve the symptoms. Headaches could be because of multiple reasons. I am enlisting the most common causes. Are you working too m...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for the lump present on the back of my head?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I am a student and under loads of stress. I smoke cigarettes and drink on occasion. I have a lump underneath the skin on the back of my head. Many years ago, I was in the hospital for skull fracture on the back of my head. I have had serious migraines lately and get di...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, is this lump present since the time of fracture? Is it hard, bony or soft and mobile? This lump could be an abnormal bony fusion. Also, the other common cause is a sebaceous cyst and lipoma. All are a benign condition. You should once get this examined by your GP,...  Read Full »

Why do I get restless and have headaches due to loud noise in the ears?

Query: Hi doctor, I hear a loud noise from the inner part of my ears. It affects my head also. I become restless due to it. I started to have this issue six years back and it has become chronic now. I had similar issues when I had a chronic headache. It became more complicated when I suffered from high bl...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common reason behind this issue is migraines. It is important to understand the triggering cause of migraine that creates ringing sounds originating from the inner ears. The triggering causes of migraine can be lack of sleep, side effects of medication, unc...  Read Full »

What are the causes for my insomnia and tiredness?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to enquire about something. I have been masturbating in my sleep for the past few months (it is more frequent when I am under stress). In a week, it happens two or three times. Suppose I am under pressure or in a very emotional state of mind, the frequency increases. I do have sle...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry that you have these problems. At the same time, it is good that your description indicates nothing towards an escalating danger. Nevertheless, you need to see a neurologist and make sure that your brain and central nervous system are free of significant patho...  Read Full »

Can a head injury result in severe migraines?

Query: Hi doctor,My boyfriend has been having severe migraines. We were at a family event, and he fell and hit his head. After this happened, we went home. His temperature had risen, and he started to have bad migraines. I took him to the emergency room. They did an X-ray and did a spinal tapping to check ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your history, your boyfriend had head trauma, and after that, fever and severe headache have started. You said that in the emergency room, he had undergone an X-ray and spinal tap. What about a brain CT (computed tomography) scan? Did you mean CT scan by sa...  Read Full »

Why am I having migraine, loss of memory and hesitation in speech?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a previous history of stroke, and recently also I had a stroke. Hypoplasia of p1 and s1 along with PAVM. I have migraines and now a loss of memory, hesitation in speech, vision changes.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and recommend performing a brain MRI to exclude a new possible stroke. In the meantime, I recommend taking Piracetam and Donepezil to help improve your vision and memory problems and speech. It is also necessary to continue taking blood th...  Read Full »

Why does my 10-year-old son get headaches like migraines almost every day?

Query: Hello doctor,My 10-year-old son is debilitating with almost daily chronic headaches (seem to be migraines), which are worse at night as he gets slightly dizzy, and he says it hurts to walk. The MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is clear, and there are no eye pressure issues or eye problems, and there...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about a headache (you will need to ask questions from the boy): 1. Since when he started to have these headaches, and for how many years? 2. In which part of the head he feel headaches? (you can attach your photo, clicked f...  Read Full »

What causes L4 and L5 disc problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic, worsening migraines with pain, tingling, and numbness all over, including the scalp, back of the neck, mid-back, and all over the lower body. I have migraines with light, sound, and smell sensitivity, insomnia, irregular bowel, and visual muscle rippling. I do have a h...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain in your lower back and both legs is from the disc problems, as mentioned in the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the lumbar spine review. The cause for the migraine and sensitivity symptoms is not clearly understandable from the images. It is possible...  Read Full »

Why does the left side of my head hurt, and I cannot sleep properly?

Query: Hi doctor, I am not able to sleep properly for the past two days and it seems like a migraine headache. I also have pain on the left side of the head and my left eye hurts a lot. When I get up fast, everything becomes dark for 3 to 5 seconds in front of my eyes.   Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are correct about migraines. I need to know some more details about your headache. Please mention the duration of having a headache and how long it stays. Please mention whether you have vomiting along with it. Please mention whether it seems to be a throbbing type....  Read Full »

What can cause one-sided headaches and a blackout with urination?

Query: Hi doctor, My head hurts a lot on the right side especially around the area of the temple. Sometimes, I have headaches spreading to my right eye. It is tolerable but when I lay down, it becomes more painful. My stomach hurts a lot. I feel nauseous too. In the morning, I experienced a weird thing. D...  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your headache seems to be of migraine type. I suggest you take tablet Celecoxib 200 mg twice a day for pain and Topiramate 25 mg at bedtime for a week. Have a follow-up after a week of taking Topiramate. I suggest you check your CBC (complete blood count) for anemia and...  Read Full »

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