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What Causes Pulsating Nerves In Neck With Headache?

What could be the cause of tension headaches. I feel the muscle or nerve in my neck like pulsing and have had this headache for 1 week now. I am very into the gym but now when i do certain excercises that require a lot of strength it hits me immediately and I have to set the weights down then it goes away in like 5 minutes. Any ideas whats up. Its like when my blood pressure rises so does the headaches.
Mon, 18 Apr 2022
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Hello,

You are suffering from headache and pulsating nerves in the neck. Recurrent or worsening headaches can be caused by high blood pressure. You are suggested to get clinically examined for high blood pressure. When a person experiences hypertensive crisis, she or he will develop symptoms of headache. It may lead to medical crises. Sometimes, it may be indicative of an abnormal heart rhythm, get CBC, urinalysis, and all cardiac function tests done.

High diastolic blood pressure leads to headache and also cardiac problems in the long run. You may be asked to get CT or MRI done, for further study so that you stay on the safer side. You will be treated accordingly. If you notice the pulsation while lying down, this can be an emergency, get clinically assessed and treated at the earliest.

Other common reason for headaches are caffeine withdrawal, dehydration, strong smell of oil, fumes or paints, hunger, allergic reaction to certain food, etc. Taking alcohol, recreational drugs or addictions if any can also cause such symptoms. Avoid stress, anxiety as they trigger tension headache. For relief you can take Naproxen sodium (Aleve), or acetaminophen (Tylenol). Avoid doing heavy exercises, get examined & treated first.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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What Causes Pulsating Nerves In Neck With Headache?

Hello, You are suffering from headache and pulsating nerves in the neck. Recurrent or worsening headaches can be caused by high blood pressure. You are suggested to get clinically examined for high blood pressure. When a person experiences hypertensive crisis, she or he will develop symptoms of headache. It may lead to medical crises. Sometimes, it may be indicative of an abnormal heart rhythm, get CBC, urinalysis, and all cardiac function tests done. High diastolic blood pressure leads to headache and also cardiac problems in the long run. You may be asked to get CT or MRI done, for further study so that you stay on the safer side. You will be treated accordingly. If you notice the pulsation while lying down, this can be an emergency, get clinically assessed and treated at the earliest. Other common reason for headaches are caffeine withdrawal, dehydration, strong smell of oil, fumes or paints, hunger, allergic reaction to certain food, etc. Taking alcohol, recreational drugs or addictions if any can also cause such symptoms. Avoid stress, anxiety as they trigger tension headache. For relief you can take Naproxen sodium (Aleve), or acetaminophen (Tylenol). Avoid doing heavy exercises, get examined & treated first. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician