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Headaches, tingling sensation, numbness in head. Arms, hands weak, nausea. Reason for above symptoms?

am a female of 18 years of age. I have been having headaches , that occur unexpectedly, no pattern. I have a tingling sensation in the left side of the back of my head, that too occur unexpectedly. Once the tingling goes away it usually numbs the area ( and comes back again) My left arm and hand often feel weak, but not the right one. I sometimes get tingling sensations in my both of my legs and arms , but for the most part my left arm feels the weakest. I also experience nausea every time i eat. ( no vomiting) I also feel frequent changes in temperature. These symptoms have been going on for weeks now, I honestly dont know if they should be considered, because they have been going on for not too long. I am a little worried partly because they are occuring more and more often.
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
Hello cristina.trujano
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Frequent headache, sudden onset, associated with numbness and tingling in extremities along with weakness etc. may be due to Migraine. As migraine is a type of headache that is seen more often in females, it is a episodic type of headache, throbbing or pulsatile in nature, associated with nausea and vomiting, along with paresthesia of fingers. Such type of headache get worse in sun light, or in presence of pollution or noise.
Other possibility what can be kept in mind is non specific headache associated with menstural cycle, but this is a cyclical headache and don't occur for long.
To avoid this-
- avoid tea coffee, aerated drinks in excess.
- wear sun glasses in sun light.
- avoid listening loud music.
- During pain you can use non opioid OTC analgesics like Paracetamol (safest) or NSAID like aspirin

If pain persists for long visit a good doctor for proper management.

Take Care
Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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