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Extreme headache

  1. Jul 27, 2005 #1
    Recently I've been having headaches that pains my head, a LOT. While this is the case with most headaches, this one isn't as normal as my other ones.

    During my headache, my sight is deterred, i can barely see the sides of my eyes vision (it is VERY blurry). This kind of headache usually happens when i get winded when blowing my instrument for couple of hours non-stop, but this time, i haven't been practising. After having a sleep for about 2 hours, it usually goes away, but it has been recourring more frequently.

    Is this normal for headaches? Or is this something i dont know much about?
     
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  3. Jul 27, 2005 #2

    arildno

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    I would advise you to see a doctor. Severe and persistent head-aches should be taken seriously.
     
  4. Jul 27, 2005 #3

    Mk

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    Oh my god, that sounds terrible. You should see a doctor immediately.
     
  5. Jul 27, 2005 #4

    learningphysics

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    Yes, I strongly suggest you see a doctor. I've never experienced blurryness in vision during headaches. I don't think it's normal at all (someone correct me if I'm wrong here.)
     
  6. Jul 27, 2005 #5
    I just saw this website which has a good discription of the problem i seem to have with the simultanuous blurry vision and smashing headache.

    Should i still see a doctor?
     
  7. Jul 27, 2005 #6

    Monique

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    Why haven't you seen a doctor yet? You should get some tests done.
     
  8. Jul 27, 2005 #7

    Monique

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    It can be many things, only a doctor can give you a good diagnosis.
     
  9. Jul 27, 2005 #8

    arildno

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    Bladibla:
    It is no point to go about believing the worst.
    However, to experience severe and persistent headaches should always be taken seriously; thus, you really should consult a doctor on this.
     
  10. Jul 27, 2005 #9
    sounds like epilepsy or somethin'
     
  11. Jul 27, 2005 #10
    I would advise u to see doctor as soon as possible before it get worse.

    Other than that, instead of guessing urself, why not see a doctor?
     
  12. Jul 27, 2005 #11

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    Is anyone in your family prone to migranes? I have a friend who has some very similar symptoms when they hit her.
     
  13. Jul 27, 2005 #12
    See a bloody doctor!
     
  14. Jul 27, 2005 #13
    I used to get migraines and it sounds similar to that. In fact, I used to be able to tell one was coming on because my vision would go funny, and so I would know to go and lie down before it got worse. But like everyone else said, go see a doctor, if it is a migraine there are lots of treatments nowadays.
     
  15. Jul 27, 2005 #14

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    Nobody here can diagnose you online. People can say it sounds like one thing or another that they had or knew someone who had it or read about it somewhere, but nobody could be certain about it until you have a doctor examine you.

    Go see a doctor.
     
  16. Jul 27, 2005 #15
    Just incase I think I'll echo, GO SEE A DOCTOR!! :wink:
    Your symptoms sound typical of strong migranes. One of my exs used to get such bad migranes that she was virtually incapable of doing anything. Fortunately for her it wasn't connected to any more serious problem but she did go to the doctor to get it checked out. Hers eventually stopped occuring so frequently but would drop in to visit on occasion. While I was seeing her I tried looking up remedies and couldn't find much of anything useful but I did find a site that said migranes can sometimes be attributed to hormone imbalances in women due to problems with their cycle. So if you're a female and the doc doesn't find anything wrong, and you are satisfied with the diagnosis, then you may want to get an appointment with your ObGyn too. AFTER you see a regular doctor though ofcourse.
    I hope you will be able to get to the bottom of this. I've never had them but I hear their hell.
     
  17. Jul 27, 2005 #16
    I used to get migraine headaches but they never involved blurry vision, they felt like someone hitting me in the back of the head with a rubber mallet with every heartbeat. At first everyone wanted to give me pills to stop the pain, but then my problem turned out to be a food allergy. If your regular doctor only wants to prescribe you pills then I would try an allergist or some other specialist. Find the cause, don't settle for just a treatment. 99% of the people I talked to about it gave me the wrong advice. So don't settle with just the first diagnosis, in the end only you will know if you made the right decision.
     
  18. Jul 27, 2005 #17

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    You need to see your doctor, stat. He might order an MRI scan of your head as well as a blood test if he finds some abnormalities. It could be a number of things but if you think about it, when you blow into your instrument you could have actually burst a capillary or worse developed a subarachnoid hemorrhage. In either case your doctor cant help you until he gets CT scan results, so get on top of that fast

    Let me stress this again - if you get your headache again and it lasts a second longer than last time - call 911 immediately. You might be bleeding from an aneurysm and you wont even know about it. It could explain why the headache went away when you went to sleep - as BP dropped a little it could have subdued and clogged, but still next time you get excited it might really explode and screw you up big time straight into coma
     
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  19. Jul 27, 2005 #18

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    I had a classmate in high school die from such an aneurysm. He had a bad headache like that and being only a high school kid, nobody thought much of it, and he waited too long to get treatment (I never knew the full details whether he died while they were trying to repair it or if it had already burst by the time he got to the hospital). That's why seeing a doctor is so important. It could be just a migraine brought on by something like fatigue or stress, or it could be something much, much more serious, and there's no way to know without seeing a doctor.
     
  20. Jul 28, 2005 #19

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    I was also thinking it might be warning bleedings from an aneurysm, don't ignore such headaches. Undiagnosed you have a 30-50% mortality rate in case of rupture, when diagnosed and treated there is only a 2% mortality rate.
     
  21. Jul 28, 2005 #20
    I have never had any headache up to now(over twenty years), it is weird and you might not believe, i guess.
     
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