Patient Comments: Headache - Symptoms

What symptoms do you experience with your headaches?

Comment from: safagirl, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 13

My headache seems to be at the the point where my spine enters my head. Continuously throbbing but the severity of the pain when I raise my head above heart level is so intense, I want to vomit and faint. I've had a cat scan done and a lumbar puncture, but nothing showed, been tested for meningitis, encephalitis, but all clear. No painkillers at all does any help. Pain level between 1 and 5, 4.5! This has been for 2 weeks now and I can't get out of bed. No one knows what's wrong.

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Comment from: garys headaches, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: June 01

My brother suffered whiplash behing rear ended and started having headaches that will not go away. He has been to many doctors, and been through a gamut of tests and nothing shows up.

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Comment from: Brian, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 02

I have been waking up between 2:00 and 4:00 a.m. every morning with a pounding headache that starts from the right side of my head (near the ear) to the top of my head. It will lead to a full blown, very painful headache. When I bend over or what have you the pounding pain gets a lot worse. I'm fed up with this and I'm sure that the over the counter pain meds might be affecting my liver possibly. I take meds for high blood pressure and I'm also diabetic. Both are under control and I exercise regularly. I don't see this problem getting any better.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

I suffer from migraines all my life, but I think this one started. Not really pain at first it came on as gripping electricity like a shock only on the right side of head it scared me so bad. Now I have a weird migraine headache on top of my head and sharp pain on one side the right back. Everything is bothering me people noise and my face hurts.

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Comment from: weescotlassie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 20

I am a 52-year-old female. I have a headache on the right side of my head that shoots up my head and has been there for four days now. The pain increases if I tilt forward or cough, sneeze etc - feels as if too much pressure is in part of my head.

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Comment from: miss froggy, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: April 19

My headache starts out early in the day and progressively begins to throb later only on one side. This has been going on for 4 weeks now.

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Comment from: 75 or over Female Published: April 19

I have rarely experienced headaches before but I have started having almost constant headaches for the past few weeks. Not debilitating headaches but constant ache. Now I am noticing that if I sleep on my left side, no pain. But if I turn on the right side, my head starts hurting and I cannot remain in that position. I am suddenly fatigued easily and I can fall asleep during day very easily, something I have never done in the past.

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Comment from: dudeguy, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: April 15

Sometimes I get what could be described as a sharp pain in the temple area of my head like its being drilled in by a screwdriver. Another way I could describe it is like an insane vain popping or being stretched too wide or something.

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Comment from: Concerned, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 12

A "flash" of pain that seems to be occuring every 5-6 minutes and is in the same spot. On the left side of my brain, directly over my left eye. This is unlike any head ache or pain I've had before.

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