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

Query: My head hurts, but only on the right side--specifically around the area of my temple. Sometimes, the headache spreads to my right eye. The pain in itself is tolerable but every time I lay down to sleep, it becomes more painful. Next to that, my stomach also hurts since the other day. I feel nauseous...  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello! Thank your for reaching out Your headache may be a of migraine type. I would recommend you take celecoxib 200 mg/tab, twice a day for pain and topimarate 25 mg/tab at bedtime for 1 week. I would then recommend further consult done after 1 week of taking topimarate. I would also recommend th...  Read Full »

Why do I get symptoms like weight gain, fatigue and altered taste with negative HCG test?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I have been experiencing worsening symptoms over the past three months. I was thinking pregnancy but that was tested negative with a gynecologist and PC, two blood labs for HCG and one CBC, as well as a thyroid and hormone test. My symptoms are: frequent ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms apart from migraines are due to nerve involvement causing parosmia (altered taste sensation) most probably due to Vitamin B12 deficiency. Methylcobalamine (or vitamin B12) supplement 1500 mcg per day for a few weeks is usually advised and you are already t...  Read Full »

I get headaches only when I am watching TV or computer. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, For a while I have been extremely sensitive to light and sun. Whenever I am in bright light or sunlight, I get headaches or a migraine. Two weeks ago, I developed migraine. Ever since then I have not been able to get on the computer to work as I get pressure in my head and headache. I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your question with care and understand your concerns. You are suffering from what is called as migraine predisposed by light. This is a condition in which, nociceptive signals transmitted from the cranial dura mater to the brain are uniquely exacerbated by exp...  Read Full »

Why am I having severe headaches?

Query: Hi doctor, I do have constant headache, sometimes due to toothache (gum disease, no hole) or nothing. Right now my head aches seriously and I have used mixanal 2 tablets, the pain still persists.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaiza Hashmi

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly tell me which side of head is effected. Usually frontal side of headaches are due to sinusitis, if you have only frontal head ache then do xray skull sinuses. Back side of headaches are occur mostly when blood pressure increases, if you have back side of heada...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for sharp ear pain in a migraine patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a migraine. I have readjusted my eyeglasses prescription for headaches. I feel sharp pains in my right and now started to feel like it is in my left ear as well. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajay Panwar

Internal Medicine Physician, Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you would have presented to me as an outpatient, I would have told you that your medical history is grossly inadequate to make any clinical impression. Migraine is unlikely to cause sharp ear pains. It may be related to inner ear pressure abnormalities, eustachian tube...  Read Full »

I have high BP with migraine. Am I at the risk of getting stroke?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 42 years old, single parent with two kids aged 15 and 10. The last 19 years, I have had several stress related (in my view) ailments. History: Erratic bowel syndrome 19 years back, corrected now. Polycystic ovaries, corrected now (was on Metformin for one year.). Severe migrai...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would largely comment from cardiac point of view. So overall, other than BP, your cardiac status is normal. Your heart function is normal and no RWMA, your blood vessels were clean on CT coronary angiography (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So, I d...  Read Full »

Why does my have wife have headaches near the left ear?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 35 years old. She is 5 feet and weighs 50 kg. She is having a peculiar pain for the past six to eight months. The pain is located just above the left ear and 2 cm beside the left eye. Earlier, the pain use to occur once in one to two months. Usual timing for this pain is bedti...  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit Bansal

Paediatrician, Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Headache which you have described could be migraines. I would need to know answer of few questions which would help me in getting to the right diagnosis. Any history of headache (HA) in your wife's family or your children? How does the headache feel - throbbing, pulsati...  Read Full »

I have been getting flashes in eye during the night. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been getting flashes on my right eye during the night. It is either a white or orange light. I am concerned.  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Flashes may be due to central cause like irritation in brain for example in migraine (half sided headache) people can see flashes of pattern of light. Do you have any headaches while observing these flashes? Or some local cause in eye can cause flashes. Sometimes jelly...  Read Full »

What causes sharp headaches and abrupt vision shifts?

Query: Hi doctor, For a week or two, while walking around, I have had the feeling that I was lightheaded or unsteady on my feet. It was not like the room shifting. Today, I have had a sharp headache above one eye. While sitting at my desk, my field of vision shifted abruptly. What does that sound like? I...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms could be due to ocular migraine, brain lesion, vasculitis, hypertension and stress. I would suggest you to consult a neurologist and have yourself examined. You need to carry out MRI brain to exclude any brain lesion as the cause for your symptoms. Also, ha...  Read Full »

Why has the headache not improved after taking Prednisone pac?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 70 years old, male with history of migraine for 40 years. The last few years for stress, I have taken 60 mg Cymbalta twice daily. My headaches sometimes give me the aura and sometimes slight dizziness for 10 to 15 seconds with headache to follow. Over the years I have tried all kin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sudheer Ambekar

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, one needs to confirm that it is indeed migraine. I would recommend the following: 1. Do MRI brain. 2. If MRI is normal, ask the neurologist to consider starting Valproate 500 mg once a day. If the migraine is resistant to all medicines, occipital nerve ...  Read Full »

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