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Headache, pressure on temples & base of skull, dizziness, nausea, stiff neck, sensitive to light. Tried sinus medicines. Suggestions?

I have currently had a horrible headache for 8 days. Pressure at temples at first had me thinking it was a sinus thing. Took sinus meds, and no change. I have pressue at the base of my skull, pressure in my temples, a bit of dizziness and nausea. I have slept alot in the last week and I feel fine when I wake up but once I move around the headache comes back. I am a bit sensitive to light and the very top of neck is a bit stiff. Help....I've got to do something to feel better. Thanks so much!
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
hi, welcome to healthcare magic.
from your history it looks like you might be having Migraine - a type of head ache, which is usually unilateral associated with nausea intolerance to light and sound irritability.
it has to treated as soon as possible with anti-migraine medications, otherwise there could be increase in frequency of the headache episodes as well as the severity of the headache.
kindly contact your psychiatrist/ neurologist for the detailed evaluation and prescription
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Kori Geetish's  Response
hello there..
welcome to healthcare magic n thanks fr ur query..

well after going through ur query its quite clear that u r having got 'migraine head ache' sorry for that..

you should follow some lifestyle changes and home remedies initially but if they dont work then u should consult a doctor for medications..

the lifestyle changes include:
1. get enough sleep of about 7 to 8 hours daily but dont oversleep
2. its also important to maintain a regular sleeping time daily, sleep daily at night on one particular time dont fluctuate it
3. avoid coffee and cold drinks and any other product which contains caffeine
4.avoid strong perfumes
5. consume multivitamin capsules cause migraine may be triggered by magnesium or riboflavin or coenzyme q deficiency
6. avoid bright lights when u have an episode of migraine..
7. have a cup of hot tea when u feel migraine s coming esp chamomile tea..
8. apply heating pad or ice compresses or take a hot water bath that wil relax ur stiffness in neck..
9.meditation and yoga are the best remedies..
i would rather suggest to go for lifestyle changes and home remedies which i have mentioned.. but if they dont workout then u may have to consult a doctor and take medications for migraine..

well i hope this solves ur query..
i wish u a speedy and complete recovery..
take care..
Answered: Mon, 8 Jul 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Ramashanker Yadav's  Response
you are having headache, neck stiffness, nausea, dizziness etc, apart from these any other symptoms are there or not?

like fever, bodyache??
may be it is due to viral fever??

if neck stiffness is more and associated with other meningeal sign like rigidity in limb, confusion then it might be due to viral meningitis, but as you have posted question here it indicate your good consious level so viral meningitis is out of question. same as tuberculous meningtis is also ruled out.

possibility of viral infection, so routine blood examination( CBC) and physical examination by physician near to you is needed, and based on this your treatment will be decided.
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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