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How Urgently Do We Need Urgent Care?

Posting on behalf of my partner, whose bad tooth has worsened: the crown's gone. They're experiencing a throbbing headache towards the back of their head, "behind the eyes." While the pain has been off-and-on for a while, the last two days have been tough to get through. As of today, they also have a combination of pain/stiffness in the back of their neck. [more inside]
posted by Ashen on Jul 21, 2014 - 15 answers

Why does lack of food cause head/neck pain?

When I have gone too long without eating, I tend to get a neck-ache, often also accompanied by a headache localized at my temple. Why is this? What's going on, physiologically? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jun 2, 2014 - 6 answers

'Mo movies, 'mo migraines

I've been having weird episodes where I can't see properly after leaving dark movie theaters. Could this be a migraine? [more inside]
posted by tooloudinhere on May 9, 2014 - 8 answers

How do I destroy this sinus headache?

I've tried everything I can think of. Halp! [more inside]
posted by colin_l on Feb 6, 2014 - 33 answers

OW quit it OW quit it

I am 10 weeks pregnant, and have developed these sudden and excruciatingly nasty headaches when I heave. Any thoughts on how to help and what might be going on? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jan 11, 2014 - 19 answers

Is this investing in my future or is this a stupid decision?

I've been offered to be hired where I have been a contractor. However, there is a health insurance issue that would cost me a lot of money for several months. But I would have a great retirement plan. I have nothing in savings and $100k I just consolidated in student loans, so this issue is just complicating things. [more inside]
posted by McSockerson The Great on Dec 15, 2013 - 14 answers

Weekend headaches: WTF?

For the last two weeks, I've woken up on Saturday morning with a nasty headache that has lasted the entire day. Help? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Nov 22, 2013 - 30 answers

Is there a name for this migraine symptom?

I periodically get migraines (headache, neck pain, nausea/vomiting, light/sound sensitivity). I don't get auras, but I do get an odd visual symptom. One of the ways I can tell the difference from a tension or general headache during onset is that I will want to take my glasses off. As the attack progresses, I find it uncomfortable to look at things. It's a bit hard to describe, but it's as though the act of focusing my eyes, especially on anything close, exacerbates both the nausea and the light sensitivity. It feels related to, but separate from, the light sensitivity symptom. Is this an observed phenomena in other people, and does it have it's own medical name? (Note, I'm not asking for treatment options, just the proper diagnosis/name for the symptom.)
posted by Karmakaze on Oct 4, 2013 - 8 answers

Headache from Urination Strain (worried)

hey everyone. A short while back, I was in a phase where I was straining alot when I was peeing. I was being very OCD about emptying my bladder is what I'm saying. I did this until I started to feel a pain in my abdomen as well as an aching sensation in the right side of my head. I immediately stopped. While the pain in the abdomen went away, the headache persisted. Eventually I went to my MD and he didn't seem that worried about it and said it would go away. The head sensation sort of changes often. Sometimes it's a mild to moderate pain and sometimes it feels like sort of a cold feeling on the right side of my head if that makes sense. i wanted to get you guy's takes on this.
posted by Thanquol180 on Sep 4, 2013 - 5 answers

My order, fill it!

We have four departments and each has their own way of managing their student lists, I'd like to find one solution to rule them all. [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Aug 28, 2013 - 6 answers

Frustrating Car Question

I have a huge car financing question that is giving me a headache. I plan to travel soon so I wish to pay off the amount I owe on a car that I've financed through Toyota Financial Services. This didn't seem like it would be such a huge deal, but then I run into this gem. [more inside]
posted by ishrinkmajeans on Jul 22, 2013 - 19 answers

What a pain!

My 79 year old dad fell and hit his head on the metal bathtub door runner 3 weeks ago. He was outside of the bathtub, fell backward, and hit the base of his skull on the right side. It is continuing to hurt at a level that makes him not want to take care of his basic needs beyond getting to the bathroom. I am working on getting home nursing and custodial services set up, though he's convinced that if he could just get the headache to go away, he wont need any of those services. What's the cause, what's the treatment? [more inside]
posted by ms_rasclark on Jul 21, 2013 - 12 answers

Please help me wake up!

I feel like I have been constantly tired for the past 2 or so months. I am tired from the moment I wake up until I go to bed at night and often have trouble keeping my eyes open during the day. I also suffer terribly from headaches and general neck and shoulder stiffness which adds to the fatigued feeling. I have been to the doctor and everything appears to be normal including iron levels, and also I'm not depressed. I am feeling quite stressed in my life though, I don’t enjoy my work and I have an 8 year old daughter and a partner who travels a lot for work. I’m looking for a new job but these things take time and I haven’t seen anything that takes my fancy yet. Also it’s coming up the anniversary of the death of a loved one so I wonder if that’s having an effect. I know I need to get more exercise but I am not sure what I should/could be doing and I’m so exhausted its tiring just thinking about it. I eat relatively well and make/eat a lot of home cooked meals. I’m hoping for some ideas on how I can beat this tiredness and find some motivation and energy in my life. I’d also love to beat these awful headaches. Please help me wake up!
posted by Youremyworld on Jun 3, 2013 - 30 answers

sudden onset sunburn? what just happened to me?

All of a sudden, within a couple of minutes, my skin on my arms/chest/face turned beet red and was hot to the touch, like I had a bad sunburn. In addition was a headache(similar headache that I get when I've been in the sun for too long) and I could feel my heart beating faster and was a little lightheaded. I wasn't itchy at all. This lasted for about 30 minutes and my skin is still sort of splotchy and warm but is going back to normal. [more inside]
posted by fromageball on May 18, 2013 - 10 answers

It hurts when I do this... so stop doing it?

I have, over the last year, developed an unusual reaction to alcohol. My GP basically brushed it off and said “oh well, guess you don’t get to drink any more” – but… [more inside]
posted by cilantro on May 3, 2013 - 26 answers

How do you take care of yourself when you have a migraine?

I live alone and suffer from migraines. What can I do to take care of myself? [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Apr 25, 2013 - 46 answers

reading glasses, .50 strength, how to search?

Searching for [reading glasses .50] gets me 2.50, etc., on both Google and Amazon. ReadingGlasses.com has expensive ones, but I'm hoping to find good, low-strength reading glasses for the same price one would pay in a drug store. Strength .5 and/or .25. Any specific recommendations or search tips? (and what is the unit of measurement, anyway?)
posted by amtho on Apr 16, 2013 - 8 answers

This is A Real Headache.

Migraines are ruining my day. I can't see a neurologist for three months. What can I do in the meantime? [more inside]
posted by anonnymoose on Mar 13, 2013 - 28 answers

So Sick of Being Sick

Any thoughts on whether this is viral/something you've heard of going around, or whether it might be time to find a new doctor soon? [more inside]
posted by rollbiz on Jan 8, 2013 - 32 answers

taking ibuprofen for tension headaches

How many days in a row can you take ibuprofen for headaches before it becomes unhealthy? [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Dec 31, 2012 - 25 answers

Should I skip my Bactrim dose?

YANMD, etc: I started Bactrim yesterday for a MRSA-esque skin infection. I'm experiencing side effects that don't exactly bother me (persistent headache), but the prescription info sheet warns that I should be contacting my doctor ASAP. I'll be doing that tomorrow morning, but should I skip my dose tonight? Other deets within. [more inside]
posted by Chutzler on Dec 30, 2012 - 15 answers

Black gold

CoffeeFilter: Why does drinking coffee prevent me from getting headaches? Is there another substance that has the same headache-relieving properties, but without the stimulating effects of caffeine. [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Dec 19, 2012 - 18 answers

Why does eating make me feel like crap?

I love food, but eating makes me feel terrible. What can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by windykites on Dec 3, 2012 - 15 answers

My fix-it-ticket is now a failure to appear and a huge fine. What do I do?

I got a fix it ticket in August that I promptly forgot about until I received a notice to appear on Friday. It says that I will be charged a 600 dollar bail unless I pay after this friday, in which case it is 900 dollars. I am able to do neither. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by punch_the_mayor on Nov 5, 2012 - 5 answers

Best headache-tracking app?

Recommendations needed for the best headache-tracking app. [more inside]
posted by twoporedomain on Sep 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me stop these migraines. Please.

Lots and lots and lots of migraines. Help, please. [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers on Sep 16, 2012 - 37 answers

can nerve blocks cause hand tremors?

can nerve blocks cause hand tremors? [more inside]
posted by unlucky.lisp on Sep 16, 2012 - 7 answers

It's not a tumor, but this headache is going to kill me anyway.

I have had an insanely painful headache, possibly caused by a pulled muscle in my neck, for over week and nothing I have tried has helped. I have seen my doctor and his diagnosis/suggestions haven't really led me anywhere. Help me come up with more things to try before I go crazy. [more inside]
posted by joan_holloway on Jul 2, 2012 - 27 answers

How can I prevent exercise headaches in hot weather?

Exercise headaches in hot weather: how to treat (or better yet, prevent) them? [more inside]
posted by pecanpies on May 29, 2012 - 14 answers

Renters' Rights After Burst Water Heater in Apt Across the Hall

About three weeks ago, we moved into a fantastic new apartment; we are renting. Last Friday, the water heater in the apartment across the hall burst causing extensive damage to our apartment. What are our rights with respect to rent and reasonable expectations regarding quality of life following this incident? Extended explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by JuniorBCat on May 11, 2012 - 7 answers

How to feel better when I can't see a doctor yet?

I have some sort of cold or other infection and cannot afford to miss classes or assignments this week. How can I alleviate the symptoms (or feel less miserable, at least) until I'm able to see a doctor? [more inside]
posted by cp311 on Apr 29, 2012 - 16 answers

I can't pay attention if paying attention makes me sleep!

Does this happen to anyone else: Long periods of concentration result in a creeping headache that eventually prevents me from functioning until I can take a nap. If so, what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Feb 21, 2012 - 21 answers

Am I dying or what?

How do you know when to seek medical attention for persistent headaches? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Feb 8, 2012 - 27 answers

E F P T O Z

Please help me hack severe eye strain due to back-lit devices. [more inside]
posted by rumposinc on Feb 3, 2012 - 5 answers

Do I need to go see my doctor about this migraine?

Had my first migraine, now what? Do I need to see my doctor? [more inside]
posted by carmel on Dec 19, 2011 - 21 answers

Not tonight, I've got a headache- for real.

Another orgasm headache question. [more inside]
posted by shelayna on Dec 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Eyestrain headache

I keep getting headaches from looking at computer screens. [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Nov 5, 2011 - 22 answers

Headaches on extended pill regimen

I started Yasmin birth control 3 months ago because my doctor thought it would help regulate my hormones. The first month was rough but the last two months were great. This month I wanted to skip my withdrawal bleeding so I started another strip without the stop/placebo week. I am now on day 7 of this strip, and for the last three days I have been having a rather bad headache. I never have headaches three days in a row, and also see no other reason for them. Been outside all weekend, got enough sleep, no changes in food. I don't find much about this on the internet. Should/could I just take a stop-week now, have a withdrawal bleeding, and hope the headache goes away? (and start with a new strip next week?) Should I wait it out? Any experiences?
posted by blub on Oct 18, 2011 - 7 answers

Whaaaaaaaa! I don't like my new glasses.

My nice, expensive new glasses hurt my eyes and after 20 minutes, leave me feeling dizzy and slightly nauseous. The guy who sold them says he followed the prescription accurately. What's the cheapest remedy? [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat on Aug 5, 2011 - 31 answers

you'd probably poke it too

My fiance poked at a squishy bump in his forehead about two days ago; it squished and sort of dispersed, he said, and now his head has hurt really bad ever since. What could this have been, and do we need to be concerned now? [more inside]
posted by adrianna aria on Jul 27, 2011 - 11 answers

Can portable A/C's (and particularly low BTU portables) cause headaches?

Portable/window air conditioners appear to give me headaches, particularly air conditioners with low BTU, while I am unaffected by central air conditioning. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Jun 21, 2011 - 12 answers

Seeing a doctor about this headache might be a bigger headache than this headache

Chronic tension headache showed up two weeks ago and hasn't left; is it doctor time when seeing a doctor is a pain in the ass? [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on May 9, 2011 - 7 answers

What's causing my sudden headaches?

YANAD - What could be the cause of a recurring headache on the back of my head? [more inside]
posted by IzzeYum on Feb 17, 2011 - 12 answers

Is my headache serious?

Subarachnoid hemmorage, vascular dissection, or just a benign coital headache? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2011 - 10 answers

A literal pain in the neck at night.

I am having neck pain that develops into a headache whenever I lay down. It started just over one week ago, and has progressively gotten worse. It goes away a few hours of waking up, though as it's gotten worse, it takes longer to go away. Yes, I've been to the doctor and we're working on a diagnosis; I'm looking for more insight. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Dec 11, 2010 - 14 answers

Do any animals, other than humans, get headaches?

Random question time: Do any animals, other than humans, get headaches?
posted by FunGus on Nov 25, 2010 - 12 answers

Why am I getting headaches when weight lifting?

Why do I sometimes get massive headaches when weight lifting? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Nov 1, 2010 - 22 answers

My head is being a jerk

The left side of my head hurts. It feels like a headache when I nod my head or have jerky vertical movements. It's been feeling like this for a few months. I'm not sure what's going on. I'm a singer, so I sing with my whole body which includes my head. So, is there a doctor in the house?
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Oct 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me get to New York without a burst eardrum

I'm in the Bay Area, supposed to fly to New York tomorrow morning. For the past few days I've had moderately crappy sinus congestion. What can I do to make the flight as comfortable as possible? [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Sep 24, 2010 - 24 answers

Cluster@#$%

Tell me about your cluster headaches and what you do to cope with them.
posted by mandymanwasregistered on Sep 20, 2010 - 8 answers

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