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Does dialysis cause headache?

For the last fewe days i have had a bad headache at the back of my head on the right side. I have taken pain killers and when i'm sat down it feels as though it has gone but then i stand up and it is suddenly back being painfully, have you any ideas. I do dialyse but my last session was yesterday.

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
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Our concerns from HCM. The posterior headache that you describe with position change is probably due to cervical spondylopathy as nerves to that area arise from the neck. I assume that you are on calcium supplements in view of renal disease. Now for pain relief I suggest hot fomentation to the neck and also taking pacetomol 650mg(safe to kidney) when it pains a lot to a maximum of 4 times a day. Al I also suggest X-ray of cervical spine and review.
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Does dialysis cause headache?

Our concerns from HCM. The posterior headache that you describe with position change is probably due to cervical spondylopathy as nerves to that area arise from the neck. I assume that you are on calcium supplements in view of renal disease. Now for pain relief I suggest hot fomentation to the neck and also taking pacetomol 650mg(safe to kidney) when it pains a lot to a maximum of 4 times a day. Al I also suggest X-ray of cervical spine and review.