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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i woke up with a bad headache three days ago, first i rarely get them.
the pain seems to start at the back of my neck and waves over the top of my head to the front. i also have skin pain, it hurts to rub my skin but not to squeeze it, i have a slight cough, and am weak. a little nausea flares up now and than cant sleep because of the headache. i tried 600mg of motrin and alieve, nothing is touching this headache. there is no comfortable position to be in and now i am getting worried. I am a 47 year old female in good health. i did get vaccinated for h1n1 this year
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Let me read it
Doctor :   Have you ever had such an episode earlier?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms like fever?
User :   every once in a while i feel very hot but then it goes away, kind of like a hot flash but i am not in menopause, so the short answer is no fever
Doctor :   May I know when the cough & nausea started?
User :   2 days ago but i can still eat although my appetite is less
Doctor :   When did you get the vaccine?
User :   october of 2009
Doctor :   Could you be more clear about the skin pain? Where exactly is it?
User :   my entire body, it hurts to rub over my skin but not to squeeze it
Doctor :   What grade of severity would you give your bad headache, on a scale of 1 to 10?
User :   8
Doctor :   Do you have an eye/vision symptoms since 3 days?
Doctor :   Blurring?
User :   no
Doctor :   Photophobia?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok, I want you to bend your neck such that
Doctor :   your chin touches
Doctor :   your chest
Doctor :   Does it hurt a lot?
User :   this does not hurt
Doctor :   Do you have cold?
User :   no
Doctor :   Sore throat?
User :   no
Doctor :   Breathing problem?
User :   no
User :   i only have two min left please
Doctor :   Ok, then it
Doctor :   leaves us with only one thing-
Doctor :   Migraine
Doctor :   The skin
Doctor :   symptoms could be due to allergy
Doctor :   but you say that you dont have a cold,
Doctor :   You need to get yourself evaluated by a Physician
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