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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Why do I feel dizzy while sitting or standing?

Query: Hello doctor, Seven months ago, I started having dizzy spells and frequent headaches. I then discovered I had BPPV, so I treated it with the Epley. The spinning is now gone, but I still feel dizzy all the time. I also get ear fullness in my left ear, tinnitus and when I get a migraine, it feels lik...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to migraine with vertigo area, which is a common type of migraine. It would be exceptional to have MS with a normal brain MRI. The strange feeling in your occipital can...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my high platelet levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I have migraines for months was put on medication, but it was not helping. Now I am on preventative and emergency medicines. I have done an MRI, which showed abnormal results. Blood work showed platelets of 544. I was asked to consult a hematologist. What can it be?  Read Full »

Dr. Kapil Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the reports of your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and blood (attachment removed to protect patient identity). They are incomplete reports, and I would like you to share the other sections of the reports as well for me to have a clear picture. Well...  Read Full »

What to do for consistent left-sided headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from pain in my head on the left side for the past six months. I went to the hospital and consulted the doctor. He told me that I have migraines. I feel to have a sore head and I feel like something is pushing on the top of my head against the left side. I have numbness an...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and your symptoms are due to migraines. Another issue can be due to a sinus problem and I suggest it based on the description of your complaints. For this reason, I would recommend you to do a sinus X-ray to exclude a possible sinus infection a...  Read Full »

Does increased screen time cause throbbing headache?

Query: Respected Doctor! I have a problem of migrain since daybefore yesterday. It is because of mobile screen. Whenever I use mobile , especially at night ,I feel headache in my left side above the ear. Before 4 months of this I was feeling headache when I watch mobile screen and also feeling that somet...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Good day to you sir. I have gone through your problem and from the outset I don't think it is migraine. migraine headaches usually have an aura preceding preceding them. patient usually feels or knows the headache is about to start. you can either be visual or auditory. the headache of migraine is ...  Read Full »

What causes electrical shock-like headaches triggered by light rays?

Query: Hello doctor, My 22-year-old daughter suffers from what she calls electric headaches daily and sometimes more than once a day. She describes it as her eyes will stop working together (usually triggered by light or movement in her periphery ). When this happens, her brain seems to start giving elect...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Her symptoms are suggestive of migraine attacks or focal epilepsy seizures. For this reason, I would recommend consulting with a neurologist for a physical exam and performing some tests: 1. Brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). 2. Thyroid hormone levels....  Read Full »

What is the prompt treatment for pressure and numbness on the temple?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old. I have pressure on the left temple and numbness for ten days. But no other symptoms. It begins from the upper ear until the left temple sometimes it affects the upper cheek. I have anxiety and stress. Could it be something serious? It does not reduce with Paracetamol...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to know regarding your problems. There is pressure in the left temple for ten days. Is the pressure associated with nausea or vomiting? Is the pressure throbbing in nature? Are there any aggravating factors for this pressure? How do you sleep and eat these days?...  Read Full »

Will lowering stress levels help in preventing migraine?

Query: Hi doctor, I have migraine after work and usually after a big presentation or important meeting. Is there anyway I can avoid this maybe by taking less stress? What would you recommend?  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Migraine is very common, and it occurs quite often in the letdown period of busy, hectic schedules. It can be very easily treated and prevented with medications. As you have not mentioned the sequence of the headache or any aura, feeling of fatigue, and photophobia...  Read Full »

Do I require brain scan for my head rush, palpitation and headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with stress. My BP was fluctuating like it was 130/90 in the evening and 140/90 in the night. My sugar is normal, and my TSH is high 10.6. I was taking anti-anxiety tablets, but a few days before, only I stopped. I was having a head rush, not dizziness. Doctor gave me so...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think that there is no reason to perform a brain CT (computed tomography) scan as nothing serious is going on. I am sure that your symptoms are related to thyroid gland dysfunction or stress. Your blood lab tests are quite normal (attachment removed to protec...  Read Full »

Can black cumin seeds intake cause tightness in head with abnormal electrical signals?

Query: Hello doctor, Whenever I am using a mobile phone and the internet, I feel some tightness in my brain. Eventually, it changed to a disturbance in my thinking process, and I can feel uncontrolled electric signals. At that time, I cannot control myself. Is it a seizure? I am using black cumin seed for...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to know regarding your symptoms. What exactly does happens when you get those uncontrolled electrical signals? Do you get some abnormal involuntary movements of your arms or legs? How long does this electrical signal last? Do you get unconscious when you get ...  Read Full »

What could cause tightness and numbness in the temple region?

Query: Hello doctor, For about a week without any history, I have tightness and numbness in my left temple, and sometimes it reaches the left cheekbone. I went to the dentist and ENT. They did not find anything. What can it be? I usually sleep on the left side. I feel the pressure and no pain. Can it be s...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, it does not seem to be bad. I want to enquire a little bit more about the tightness symptoms. Is it always present? Or is it throbbing? Is the tightness more in the daytime or the night time? One-sided symptoms in the head, especially in the temple in...  Read Full »

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